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The Lazarus Syndrome (1978)

| Drama, Thriller | TV Movie
An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.

Director:

Jerry Thorpe

Writer:

William Blinn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Dr. MacArthur St. Clair
Ronald Hunter ... Joe Hamill
E.G. Marshall ... Dr. Mendel
Sheila Frazier ... Gloria St. Clair
Lara Parker ... Denice
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Mrs. Hamill (as Peggy Walton Walker)
René Enríquez ... Mr. Dominguez (as Rene Enríquez)
Philip Sterling ... Skeptical Doctor
Peggy McCay ... Stacy
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Anesthesiologist
Mary Carver ... Nurse
Roberta Jean Williams Roberta Jean Williams ... Nurse
Ethelinn Block Ethelinn Block ... Nurse
Vincent Milana Vincent Milana ... (as Vincent Duke Milana)
John Berwick John Berwick ... Crash Cart Nurse
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An adulterous newspaper reporter, who has just experienced a heart attack, pesters a black doctor into investigating the questionable medical practices taking place at the hospital where both are residing.

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Hail to the cheat
6 August 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

Lovable cheat Graeme Souness has just had himself one of them heart attacks and ends up under the care of Lou Gossett Jnr (future star of Bram Stoker's Legend of the Mummy). Even though there are many clashes at first between the two (Souness thinks Doctor Gossett's an arse, but then Lou thinks Souness is a chug nut) it's clear that there's a bromance on the horizon.

Y'see Lou's a hard-working cardiologist with a cheating wife and Souness is cheating on his own wife and getting Lou to give his wife the run around. There's rather a lot of this going on (as well as medical procedure). Then some sort of plot eventually emerges involving a drug fuelled Doctor. It's not that exciting.

I wonder what the show was actually like? The cheeseball freeze frame at the end was good, and the acting was okay, but nothing great.


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