The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

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Michael Crichton
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Series cast summary:
Noah Wyle ...  John Carter 254 episodes, 1994-2009
Laura Innes ...  Kerry Weaver 249 episodes, 1995-2009
Laura Cerón ...  Nurse Chuny Marquez 219 episodes, 1995-2009
Deezer D ...  Nurse Malik McGrath 188 episodes, 1994-2009
Maura Tierney ...  Abby Lockhart 189 episodes, 1999-2009
Goran Visnjic ...  Luka Kovac 185 episodes, 1999-2008
Yvette Freeman ...  Nurse Haleh Adams 182 episodes, 1994-2009
Anthony Edwards ...  Mark Greene 180 episodes, 1994-2008
Eriq La Salle ...  Peter Benton / ... 171 episodes, 1994-2009
Emily Wagner ...  Doris Pickman 168 episodes, 1994-2009
Alex Kingston ...  Elizabeth Corday 160 episodes, 1997-2009
Lyn Alicia Henderson ...  Pamela Olbes 149 episodes, 1995-2009
Sherry Stringfield ...  Susan Lewis 142 episodes, 1994-2009
Abraham Benrubi ...  Jerry Markovic 136 episodes, 1994-2009
Mekhi Phifer ...  Gregory Pratt 135 episodes, 2002-2009
Julianna Margulies ...  Carol Hathaway 135 episodes, 1994-2009
Parminder Nagra ...  Neela Rasgotra 129 episodes, 2003-2009
Troy Evans ...  Frank Martin / ... 128 episodes, 1994-2009
Lily Mariye ...  Nurse Lily Jarvik 127 episodes, 1994-2009
Linda Cardellini ...  Samantha Taggart 126 episodes, 2003-2009
Paul McCrane ...  Robert Romano 126 episodes, 1997-2008
Ming-Na Wen ...  Jing-Mei Chen 118 episodes, 1995-2004
Montae Russell ...  Dwight Zadro 117 episodes, 1995-2009
Ellen Crawford ...  Nurse Lydia Wright 112 episodes, 1994-2009
Conni Marie Brazelton ...  Nurse Connie Oligario 113 episodes, 1994-2003
Scott Grimes ...  Archie Morris 112 episodes, 2003-2009
George Clooney ...  Doug Ross 107 episodes, 1994-2009
Gloria Reuben ...  Jeanie Boulet 103 episodes, 1995-2008
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Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The character portrayed by Leslie Bibb, Erin Harkins, was originally supposed to die in the episode where she and Luka (Goran Visnjic) were in a car accident. The producers changed their mind after the episode had been written, and after an ambiguous ending, she resurfaced a couple of episodes later, alive and well. See more »

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In the first two seasons Carter mentions having a sister. She does not exist in any way in later seasons. See more »

Quotes

Carol Hathaway: What were you thinking? What could you possibly have thought would happen tonight? That you would show up on my doorstep at midnight, drunk and I would find that as some sort grand gesture of love? That I would invite you back into my life, into my bed? Is that what you imagined would happen tonight? You have no right to even think about doing this.
Dr. Doug Ross: I'm sorry.
Carol Hathaway: Do you think you love me? For how long Doug? How long till you start wondering if there isn't someone better in the next room or the next ...
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Alternate Versions

A couple of other noticeable differences between the two live broadcasts: Eriq La Salle's character stumbles and drops something out of his pocket in one version, and George Clooney's "neck cracking" gag elicits a startled response (and makes a louder sound) in the first version. See more »

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ER had a structure that set it up for the long term
24 July 2015 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

Some TV shows have a structure such that you can tell almost from the beginning how long the show has to live. As much as I loved "Scrubs", that show was built around a few core characters, and once their stories were played out, that was pretty much be the end of that show. "Cheers" basically had a double length of life due to the fact it was actually two shows instead of one - the first 5 seasons with Diane and the last 6 seasons with Rebecca as the female lead. "ER" is different. It has a large cast of constantly revolving characters, and the story lines will always be there as long as there is controversy in medicine to merge with the personal drama. Early in ER's history, things were different. George Clooney's character, Doug Ross, was really the star of the show, although they did spread the stories around so that there was quite a bit of focus on the other characters too. This was a successful formula, but once Clooney became a star and a heartthrob he quickly tired of television and longed for the big screen. Thus, starting in season four, he is absent more and more as he goes off to make action films and the show began to look like it was going to suffer from "Welcome Back Kotter" syndrome, where John Travolta's success on the silver screen killed that show. After Clooney actually did formally exit stage left, the show changed the formula to its current one of spreading the action around with nobody in particular having the spotlight. I guess my point with all of this is, this is how ER managed to go on a total of 15 seasons, with even one extremely unlikeable character being written in as interesting, even if that one character in particular came to an end worthy of Wiley Coyote.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emergency Room See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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