Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Seldom Silent, Never Heard 

A tragic death of a teenager sets Quincy into action fighting for orphan drug development.


Jeffrey Hayden


Sam Egan (teleplay), Maurice Klugman (story) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Michael Constantine ... Dr. Arthur Ciotti
Paul Clemens ... Tony Ciotti
Beverly Todd ... Gretchen Davis
John Carter John Carter ... Congressman Harold Chapel
Robert Symonds ... Praeger
Kim H. Howard ... Denise (as Kimberly Webster)
D.J. Sidney ... Mrs. Rosenthal
Jon Lormer ... William Anders
Kathy Christopher Kathy Christopher ... Trish


A tragic death of a teenager sets Quincy into action fighting for orphan drug development.

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tourette's syndrome | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

4 March 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The FDA woman mentions the Thalidomine incidents in the 1960s. At that time it was considered a wonder drug as it prevented morning sickness in pregnant women. However, after it was introduced a number of women who had used it gave birth to babies without arms and legs and the drug was discontinued. See more »


Referenced in Quincy M.E.: Give Me Your Weak (1982) See more »

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Very preachy but important.
16 May 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

While it's a bit hard to imagine a person with Tourette's that bad would go to movies in the first place, the show begins with a guy in a theater watching a film and making a severe disturbance. He not only is making lots of odd sounds but his grimaces and body movements are out of control. Some idiots, assuming he's deliberately bothering everyone, chase him from the place--and end up killing him in the process. It's a sad story and a compelling episode about a problem few knew about back in 1981.

The only problem is that although it is worth seeing, the show is MEGA-preachy. Yet, at times it's also quite touching as you see a young man struggle with the disorder--his story is quite compelling. On balance worth watching but far from subtle--a problem with quite a few of the social issue episodes of "Quincy". Having Quincy be less bombastic and a bit intense would have helped.

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