Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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While Amanda and her friend visit an ethnically widely mixed school, a driving-by car fires at a class room and kills generally liked maths teacher Pete Delvecchio, principal Wallace ... See full summary »

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Steve Hattman

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Cast

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 (credit only)
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Piper Laurie ... A.D.A. Susan Turner
De'aundre Bonds ... Darnell Sant
John Marshall Jones ... Don Farabee
Ernie Lively ... Principal Wallace Morrison
Vic Polizos ... Mike Rhodes
Jeremy Roberts ... Inspector Michaels
Chuck Sloan Chuck Sloan ... Impound Officer Boskey
Steven Ho ... Tommy Park
Reggie Lee ... Kim Ho
Monique Edwards ... Female Teacher
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Storyline

While Amanda and her friend visit an ethnically widely mixed school, a driving-by car fires at a class room and kills generally liked maths teacher Pete Delvecchio, principal Wallace Morrison was in the room but unhurt. Assistant D.A. Susan Turner, in charge of juvenile crime and well-reputed, having lost her husband at a kid's hands, investigates with the Sloans but starts on the premise it must be a teenager. The car is identified as belonging to Korean pupil Tommy Parks, who has a mild record but a good home and character, even an alibi, yet Turner arrests him, tenaciously even after Mark shows the ballistics suggest another fatal shooter and bails the boy out, she listens only when LAPD forensics confirm he's right. Pretending to be looking for mechanics, Jesse finds out about nastier, black boys in auto-shop then and against Tommy. Steve finds Delvecchio lied on his resume. When Inspector Michaels takes over the car shooter's investigation on Washington's authority, the Sloans ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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