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Ryan's Four 

Dr. Thomas Ryan is the head of interns, needs to turn four new students into great doctors. Entitled Edward comes from wealth while Ingrid needs to learn compassion. Norman is working class and Terry's marriage is in jeopardy.
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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Skerritt ...  Dr. Thomas Ryan 5 episodes, 1983
Lisa Eilbacher ...  Dr. Ingrid Sorenson 5 episodes, 1983
Tim Daly ...  Dr. Edward Gillian 5 episodes, 1983
Albert Hall ...  Dr. Terry Wilson 5 episodes, 1983
Dirk Blocker ...  Dr. Norman Rostov 5 episodes, 1983
Nicolas Coster ...  Dr. Morris Whitford 5 episodes, 1983
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Dr. Thomas Ryan is the head of interns, needs to turn four new students into great doctors. Entitled Edward comes from wealth while Ingrid needs to learn compassion. Norman is working class and Terry's marriage is in jeopardy.

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5 April 1983 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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3 'stars' were not enough to give intended series its 15 minutes
27 December 2010 | by Waiting2BShockedSee all my reviews

I'm a tad confused at finding this entry here. It implies a TV series beginning and ending with its inaugural episode, whereas what I am reviewing is a TV film pilot for the eponymous series, but there isn't a separate entry for it. Granted the film I saw was approximately 70 minutes long, which I guess would probably have been allotted a 90-minute broadcast slot (ie with ad breaks) on original US transmission, so perhaps the listed running time here is a 'guesstimate'?

Anyway, as mentioned this is yet another TV series pilot, the title referring to the four doctors newly-appointed by head of interns Skerritt, who is himself having trouble from the pedantic hospital administrator. Par for the course, the medical action takes second place to the domestic drama of the central protagonists.

Skerritt aside, the only other recognisables here today are Elibacher, who very shortly afterwards coincidentally went onto play a nurse as Charles Bronson's daughter in that unlikeliest slice of homo-erotic heaven '10 to Midnight', featuring Adonis-like nude misogynist murderer Gene Davis. Talking of which, here we also have the delectable Tim Daly, also doing little more than looking very sexy in very little as a middle-class novitiate medic, forced to take up one of his own hospital's beds through unfortunate happenstance.

Overall, it's fairly engaging but ultimately short on substance - which, given the running time is hardly surprising; it's a good movie to put off the ironing to.


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