ER (1994–2009)
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24 Hours 

The chaos of an urban, public hospital emergency room and the lives of its devoted doctors and staff, a Chicago building collapses.

Director:

Rod Holcomb

Writers:

Michael Crichton (created by), Michael Crichton
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Mr. Parker" is played by George Clooney's cousin, Miguel Ferrer (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

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Precious
Written by Annie Lennox
Performed by Annie Lennox
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1 January 2006 | by freddie_m99See all my reviews

I have seen some commercials for ER on TV and one of them goes like this: "there are drama series and there are ER" i think this is the best way to describe it. There are "millions" of other drama series out there but no one gets even close to ER.

The best thing they have done is to focus and the actual ER (emergency Room) and its staff instead of focusing on a bunch of characters who work in hospital and they focus on the actual "cases".

Other series would focus lets say on 5-10 characters who work some

where and when they quit the series is canceled too because that character was the main focus of the series.

ER is not like that.

After over 10 years most off the original cast is gone but you hardly notice it because this dram series reflects the "life" at the ER so its natural that staff quit and that new staff joins the team.

Everything seems so realistic there are no exaggerations when it comes to the cases or the amount of cases. ER gives you the appearance of that this is actually happening in an ER in Chicago.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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