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Diagnosis Murder 

Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

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Series cast summary:
Dick Van Dyke ...  Dr. Mark Sloan / ... 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Victoria Rowell ...  Amanda Bentley-Livingston / ... 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Barry Van Dyke ...  Steve Sloan 178 episodes, 1993-2001
Charlie Schlatter ...  Dr. Jesse Travis 137 episodes, 1995-2001
Michael Tucci ...  Norman Briggs 85 episodes, 1993-1997
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Storyline

Dr. Mark Sloan is a doctor at Community General Hospital, and he is a consultant for the police department. His son Steve Sloan is a detective for the department. He and his father, along with emergency room resident Dr. Jesse Travis and Dr. Amanda Bentley, who is the pathologist at the hospital help to solve some very strange murder cases in Diagnosis Murder. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Diagnosis Murder See more »

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(178 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Doctor Mark Sloan was first seen in an episode of Jake and the Fatman (1987). See more »

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We see Dr. Slone constantly ask his detective son to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found the police just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Steve and Mark to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

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Follows A Twist of the Knife (1993) See more »

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Wonderful Whodunnit
13 August 2003 | by richteabiscuitSee all my reviews

Thankfully as a student I have been able to watch "Diagnosis Murder" for a number of years now. It is basically about a doctor who solves murders with the help of his LAPD son, a young doctor and a pathologist. DM provided 8 seasons of exceptional entertainment. What made it different from the many other cop shows and worth watching many times over was its cast and quality of writing. The main cast gave good performances and Dick Van Dyke's entertainer roots shone through with the use of magic, dance and humor. The best aspects of DM was the fast pace, witty scripts and of course the toe tapping score. Sadly it has been unfairly compared to "Murder, She Wrote". DM is far superior boasting more difficult mysteries to solve and more variety. Now it is gone TV is a worse place. Gone are the days of feelgood, family friendly cop shows. Now there is just depressing 'gritty' ones.


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