Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Never a Child 

The death of a teenage girl will draw Quincy into the world of teenage prostitution and child pornography.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
... Sam Fujiyama
... Danny Tovo
Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
... Carol Trager
Alan Manson ... Uncle Harry Simkins
... Terry
... Councilman Becker
... Amanda
... Father Tony Hamilton (as Kene Holliday)
Kenneth O'Brien ... Rudy
Byron Webster ... A. Girard
Geoffrey Binney ... Actor


Quincy gets lured into the world of child pornography and teen prostitution while investigating the death of a reformed prostitute. She was killed after witnessing the man who turned her into one pick up another little girl with the intention of putting her into pornographic films. Now Quincy must try to find the young girl before her life is ruined. Also, Quincy tries to save an open shelter for young runaways that the girl who died was a volunteer at. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery




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11 October 1979 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quincy fails to correctly deliver the famous expression when he says, "If I'd been wearing blinkers ...," when he should have said, "If I'd been wearing blinders." See more »

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Not as good as it could have been, but for 1979, it was amazing.
22 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

Considering how times have changed, "Never a Child" seems amazingly tame. But, back in 1979, it was very daring, as the subject of child pornography was hardly ever talked about at that time. So, keeping that in mind, this episode of "Quincy" is very good. Keep it in context when you see this show.

The show begins with a young lady spotting a pedophile trying to pick up a young runaway. However, he spots the lady and follows her up to the roof--and pushes her off! The dead lady, it turns out, had been talking with a coworker at the runaway shelter--and this angry coworker (sort of like a female version of Quincy) informs the Doctor that she was killed by 'Uncle Harry'. So, she and Quincy spend most of the episode trying to find him before he initiates this young runaway into the work of child pornography.

As I mentioned above, this one is relatively tame but it does deal with the subject matter well. The only negative is the angry social worker---as she and Quincy have enough anger for an army!! Still, well worth seeing and quite sad.

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