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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
William Daniels ...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Howie Mandel ...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus 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 64 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:

Chefarzt Dr. Westphall See more »

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Runtime:

(137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Nurse Helen Rosenthal has a Union Jack (British flag) tattoo on her bum. It was a gift from her first husband. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Craig: Do me a favor, say "moose and squirrel".
Natasha: [in her thick Russian accent] Moose and squirrel.
Dr. Mark Craig: That's what I thought.
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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 Supernatural: Safe House (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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No medical drama was better
28 June 1999 | by GEM-20See all my reviews

There were very few shows that could provide stirring, insightful, sometimes disturbing drama week after week, but "St. Elsewhere" always did. A superlative cast made it entirely believable: Ed Flanders was terrific as Dr. Westphall, as was William Daniels as Dr. Craig. I still miss the insults that Craig threw at Dr. Ehrlich (Ed Begley, Jr.)

I found the show so believable that I wondered if there was a real St. Eligius Hospital in Boston. I think everyone should see it.


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