House (2004–2012)
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A famous jazz trumpeter, diagnosed with ALS, signs a DNR form, but because House believes the diagnosis wrong, he breaks the law by resuscitating him.


Frederick King Keller (as Frederick K. Keller)


David Shore (created by), David Foster


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Harry Lennix ... John Henry Giles
Chloe Webb ... Cora
Mike Starr ... Willie
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Judge Winter
Rif Hutton ... Morris
Michael Oberlander Michael Oberlander ... Ross
David Conrad ... Marty Hamilton
Brandy Norwood ... Herself (as Brandy)
Clint Baker Clint Baker ... Tommy


A jazz musician is brought to the hospital after collapsing during a recording session. His doctor is Foreman's mentor who diagnosed the musician as having ALS. Under Foreman's care, the man signs a DNR (do not resuscitate) form, which House ignores when he gets worse, thinking the diagnosis incorrect. While House wrangles over legal issues in court, Foreman's mentor offers him a job working for him. Written by by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

1 February 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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John Henry Giles: [to House] I know that limp. I know the empty ring finger. And that obsessive nature of yours, that's a big secret. You don't risk jail and your career to save somebody doesn't want to be saved unless you got something, anything... one thing. The reason normal people got wives and kids and hobbies, whatever, that's because they ain't got that one thing that... that hits them that hard and that true. I got music. You got THIS, the thing you think about all the time, thing that keeps you south of ...
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References Matlock (1986) See more »


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i've seen enough
27 September 2018 | by sandcrab277See all my reviews

House is a jerk with attitude, exacerbated by his ex-wife who is the hospital administrator ... they hate each other and anyone near them ... the show goes on to fulfill the giant ego of a drug addicted maniac ... i've seen better responses from dead people ... this show is not fit for prime time tv

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