The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

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Television medical drama in soap-opera style. Surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte battle valiantly for their patients, often coming into conflict with the hospital administration, run by Dr. Phillip Watters. Their cases are usually ethically complex, highly sensationalistic, and very melodramatic. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Aaron, who are best friends, commiserate about the shambles their tumultuous personal lives have become.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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18 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Many members of the cast have gone on to work together on other series. Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly, Roma Maffia, and Stacy Edwards appeared on NCIS (2003). Thomas Gibson and Mandy Patinkin appeared on Criminal Minds (2005). Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Rocky Carroll, Mark Harmon, Ron Silver, and Roma Maffia all appeared on The West Wing (1999). John DiMaggio and Lauren Tom provided voices for Futurama (1999). See more »

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Dr. Aaron Shutt: [on why he didn't talk with his wife about the problems in their marriage] I was happy! When you're happy and you're tired you go to sleep!
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In the 100th episode, names of executive producers Bill D'Elia and John Tinker were spelled "Bill Delia" and "John T'Inker". See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: The Hanukkah Story (1998) See more »

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Lacking Dr Gieger
4 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Chicago Hope is full of good actors and dialogue, Hector Elizondo is a notable example. And is fresh in the fact that it has wonderfully light hearted moments which intense programs such as ER lack.

I have two major problems with the show recently, in that it is severely lacking two characters which I believe made it the best series on television rather just the good series it is now.

1) Peter Mchnicol as the eel was a wonderful character and he is missed (although its good to see him on Ally Mcbeal) 2) The major flaw in the series though is that Mandy Patinkin is not there. He is such a wonderfully sincere, intense, and brilliantly funny actor that he gave the series a depth not possible without him. For god's sake bring him back.

Good series, can only be brilliant again with Dr Gieger back at the operating table.


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