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24 Hours 

The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »


Rod Holcomb


Michael Crichton (created by), Michael Crichton




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Edwards ... Mark Greene
George Clooney ... Doug Ross
Sherry Stringfield ... Susan Lewis
Noah Wyle ... John Carter
Eriq La Salle ... Peter Benton
Julianna Margulies ... Carol Hathaway
Christine Harnos ... Jennifer Greene
William H. Macy ... Dr. David Morgenstern
Holly Gagnier ... Tracy Young
Glenn Plummer ... Timmy Rawlins
Vanessa Marquez ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
Yvette Freeman ... Nurse Haleh Adams
Deezer D ... Nurse Malik McGrath
Abraham Benrubi ... Jerry Markovic
Scott Jaeck ... Dr. Steven Flint


The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal with the seemingly endless casualties that stumble into their place of employment. The central characters are the chief resident and family man Dr. Mark Greene, who is considering a job in private practice due to pressure from his demanding law student wife Jennifer; outgoing Dr. Doug Ross, who deals with cases in his own personal way; straight-arrow Dr. Susan Lewis, trying to get by another long 36-hour shift; inexperienced third-year med student John Carter; cocky surgical resident Dr. Peter Benton; and troubled chief nurse Carol Hathaway. Written by Matthew Patay

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Did You Know?


Miguel Ferrer plays an uncredited role of a patient who is diagnosed as having terminal lung cancer. Twenty three years later Ferrer would succumb to throat cancer. Both the character he played and Ferrer in real life were heavy smokers. See more »


When Dr. Carter puts in his first IV he finally gets it in on the third stick, but, no drops are dripping in the IV. See more »


Dr. Peter Benton: [the regular ER doctors are watching new med student John Carter wait nervously at the desk] Oh, man, would you look at this?
Dr. Mark Greene: Huh. That's the first tailored white coat I've ever seen.
Dr. Peter Benton: Isn't he lovely?
Dr. Susan Lewis: Lovely.
Dr. Mark Greene: Think he knows anything?
Dr. Doug Ross: He knows how to dress.
Dr. Peter Benton: Well, he's my student. I'll find out.
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References King Kong (1933) See more »


Sayin' It
Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin and Lindsay Tomasic
Performed by Pete Peterkin
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4 November 2004 | by RLMacReadySee all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of E.R. ever since the first episode, and I will be until the final. Every time I watch an episode, whether it is a new one or a repeat, I hate when it ends and wish it could go on for at least 1 more hour. I think it is truly one of the greatest shows ever on TV, and the latest season is as good as the first, although it has lost some of its popularity due to most of the stars leaving, but true fans still love it just as much as in the beginning. The gritty realism is only part of its appeal, as the stories themselves are often very emotional and heartfelt. New characters like Neela Rasgotra are every bit as interesting and appealing as ones who have been on the show for many seasons, the writers do an excellent job. This is a FIVE STAR show!

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19 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Der erste Tag See more »

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