Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Murder at the Finish Line 

Sloan's investigation of a speedway crash that killed a stock-car racer takes a bizarre turn when the autopsy reveals he was dead before the crash even happened, leading him to believe the crash was a cover up.

Director:

Christopher Hibler

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), J. Larry Carroll | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
R.D. Call ... Eddie Wallace
James Morrison ... Lloyd Nichols
Marina Sirtis ... Mary Ann Eagin
Billy Gallo ... George Halsey
Brian Gaskill ... Alan Wallace
Scott Layne Scott Layne ... Matt Thomas
Christian Aubert Christian Aubert ... Lambert
Tommy Kendall ... Tommy Kendall
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Storyline

When former racer Steve presents lay fan Jesse to his favorite team Eagin, star driver Matt Thomas has a nasty accident and accuses the crew team of sabotage. When the whole gang attends the race, he has a crash in the sabotaged car and dies- but from deliberate medication abuse. The sleuths dig into team rivalries and financial problems, to come up with several relevant plots. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

The Team Eagin Driver Matt Thomas' car ends up along the track with a 'Hibler Oil' billboard prominent in the death scene. Christopher Hibler is the episode Director. There is no Hibler Oil company. See more »

Goofs

When they are running the engine on the Dynamometer near the end, they run it up and bring ti to almost 12,000 RPM. All during this time, there is no indication that the engine is running. There is no smoke, no twisting from torque (they state this engine produces 700 horsepower), and absolutely no vibration or movement at any RPM. See more »

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Features Days of Thunder (1990) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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