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St. Elsewhere 

The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Howie Mandel ...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus 137 episodes, 1982-1988
William Daniels ...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
David Morse ...  Dr. Jack Morrison 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Christina Pickles ...  Nurse Helen Rosenthal 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Denzel Washington ...  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Norman Lloyd ...  Dr. Daniel Auschlander 132 episodes, 1982-1988
Eric Laneuville ...  Luther Hawkins 128 episodes, 1982-1988
Ed Flanders ...  Dr. Donald Westphall / ... 121 episodes, 1982-1988
Stephen Furst ...  Dr. Elliot Axelrod 97 episodes, 1983-1988
Sagan Lewis ...  Dr. Jacqueline Wade 86 episodes, 1982-1988
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Ellen Craig 77 episodes, 1982-1988
Cynthia Sikes ...  Dr. Annie Cavanero 68 episodes, 1982-1985
Mark Harmon ...  Dr. Robert Caldwell 65 episodes, 1983-1987
Jennifer Savidge ...  Nurse Lucy Papandrao 62 episodes, 1982-1988
Terence Knox ...  Dr. Peter White 55 episodes, 1982-1987
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Storyline

This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

St. Elsewhere See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

LOGO GIMMICK: The MTM kitty is shown in a surgeon's cap and mask. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Dr. Daniel Auschlander suffers from late-stage Liver Cancer and yet he is seen repeatedly as drinking "very good" Scotch after hours with his staff in his office. Alcohol consumption only aggravates Liver Cancer and hastens death. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Craig: "Premature is a relative term, Donald."
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines. See more »

Alternate Versions

The VHS "Best of St. Elsewhere" version of the final episode, "When the Fat Lady Sings," uses the standard surgical-mask MTM logo for the series, and not the flat-lining kitten logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ray Liotta/The Donnas (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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The Best of the Best!
7 December 2000 | by SylSee all my reviews

After watching St. Elsewhere on Bravo, I realized that it is truly a superior show even now. It took chances that nobody else is willing to take. It is even more multi-ethnic than most dramas today. It makes ER and other medical shows look like they written by first graders. Even after all these years, St. Elsewhere has aged like fine wine. It is fresher now than ever before. Too bad, it struggled in its day. What a shame. It is truly one of the finest dramas on television today even in syndication. ER could learn a lot from watching St. Elsewhere. Too bad, ER's stars are ruining their own show. Maybe if William Daniels joined the cast, I would start watching it again. St. Elsewhere is one of the finest hours on television. Even now, it will blow you away. I miss the chemistry among it's characters and it's controversial but yet compassionate way of handling some situations. I still think Christina Pickles should be recognized with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) because it would boost the show's genius and brilliance all around the world. I dislike the fact that she will be more remembered for her role as Ross and Monica's mother on Friends than her days on St. Elsewhere as Nurse Rosenthal, a British woman with a love for Jewish men. Anyway, it was a show that just gets better in time. It's classic television and every medical show should watch and take notes.


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