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Murder by the Busload 

Sloan discovers a murder victim amongst the trauma patients from a bus accident.


Joyce Burditt (creator), Lee Goldberg | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Marietta DePrima ... Melora Jackson
Kathy Evison ... Paramedic Tanya Wells
Danielle Nicolet ... Sara Gilbey
Kevin Richardson ... Ray Paige
Richard Riehle ... Dustin Woods
Nancy Youngblut ... Nancy Rush, RN
Tony Colitti ... Paramedic
Joseph Whipp ... Bus Driver
Del Harris Del Harris ... Del Harris
Paige Carter Paige Carter ... EMT #5


Steve had bought expensive Laker floor tickets for him and dad Mark that evening, but a traffic accident swamps Community General with a bus-load of ER patients. Patient Melora Jackson promises to pull strings to get the Sloans two new tickets from the coach. Mark notices fatal passenger Fred Talisker, an insurance adjuster, has an atypical head wound; autopsy shows it was inflicted shortly before the crash -which was an accident- and fatal: murder, the killer must be among the patients, so Steve is pulled from the Lakers game to avoid anyone catching on while they are kept in observation and screened, even the two paramedics who brought them in, by the sleuths, who soon discover Fred was a serial rapist. Then another passenger-patient is murdered... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


Did You Know?


Richard Riehle plays the victim of a bus accident. The role that brought him to prominence and eventually led to more than 300 appearances was in the movie The Fugitive, where he played a prison guard - and someone who was injured in a bus accident. See more »


When Steve looks in the ladies purse in the hospital it is a semi-automatic pistol with a black grip, but 10 seconds later when he confiscates it, he takes it out of the purse and opens the chamber inspecting a pearl handled revolver. See more »

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7 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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