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Quincy M.E. 

The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Klugman ...  Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. 148 episodes, 1976-1983
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ...  Dr. Robert Asten 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Robert Ito ...  Sam Fujiyama 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ...  Sgt. Brill 147 episodes, 1976-1983
Garry Walberg ...  Lt. Frank Monahan 145 episodes, 1976-1983
Val Bisoglio ...  Danny Tovo 138 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Garrett Eddie Garrett ...  Ed / ... 113 episodes, 1976-1983
John Nolan John Nolan ...  Bartender / ... 90 episodes, 1977-1983
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Storyline

Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quincy M.E. See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(148 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Anita Gillette, who played Quincy's wife Dr. Emily Hanover in the final season, also played his first wife who died of a brain tumor. See more »

Goofs

Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psychoville: David and Maureen (2009) See more »

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Formulaic yet engrossing
13 September 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do agree that some of the plot lines can fall on the formulaic side, but I can't help liking Quincy M.E. all the same. The locations, scenery and photography are striking, and the music is above decent too. As is the direction, and even the most formulaic of story lines have their fun and engrossing spots. The pacing is pretty solid, while the writing and characters are engaging enough, the writing having wit and humour and the characters lead and supporting likable and fun. The acting I don't have a problem with, Jack Klugman is great as Quincy, who has his flaws such as being grumpy on occasions but is still charismatic, kind-hearted and clever, while Sam is a nice character and engagingly played. To conclude, a very nice if formulaic show. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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