Marcus Welby is back, and he has a few problems. First he is trying to bridge the gap between an old friend of his who gave up practicing medicine in favor of being the hospital administrator, and his son who is now a doctor and who is currently treating and romancing a woman who has kidney problems. And one of his patients an expectant mother is in an accident along with her husband and her husband dies. She blames Mark and is refusing to bond with her new baby. And the hospital that he has been serving faithfully for years is considering letting some of their elderly staff members go and Mark is on top of the list.
Did You Know?
James Brolin, who played Dr. Stephen Kiley in the original series was not available to appear as he was starring in "Hotel" on ABC at the time. It is established in the film that Dr. Kiley is now working at a hospital in New York and is still married to Janet Blake (Pamela Hensley). A critical scene at the film's climax features a letter written by Dr. Kiley in support of Dr. Welby when he has to appear before a Review Board. See more