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St. Elsewhere 

The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Howie Mandel ...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus / ... 137 episodes, 1982-1988
David Morse ...  Dr. Jack Morrison 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Christina Pickles ...  Nurse Helen Rosenthal 137 episodes, 1982-1988
William Daniels ...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Denzel Washington ...  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
Norman Lloyd ...  Dr. Daniel Auschlander 132 episodes, 1982-1988
Eric Laneuville ...  Luther Hawkins 128 episodes, 1982-1988
Ed Flanders ...  Dr. Donald Westphall / ... 120 episodes, 1982-1988
Stephen Furst ...  Dr. Elliot Axelrod 97 episodes, 1983-1988
Sagan Lewis ...  Dr. Jacqueline Wade 88 episodes, 1982-1988
Bonnie Bartlett ...  Ellen Craig 78 episodes, 1982-1988
Cynthia Sikes ...  Dr. Annie Cavanero 69 episodes, 1982-1987
Mark Harmon ...  Dr. Robert Caldwell 65 episodes, 1983-1987
Jennifer Savidge ...  Nurse Lucy Papandrao 63 episodes, 1982-1988
Terence Knox ...  Dr. Peter White 55 episodes, 1982-1987
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Storyline

This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama

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TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

St. Elsewhere See more »

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Production Co:

MTM Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the beginning of an act, most episodes briefly showed the exact time an episode was taking place in the corner of the screen. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the series, Dr. Daniel Auschlander suffers from late-stage Liver Cancer and yet he is seen repeatedly as drinking "very good" Scotch after hours with his staff in his office. Alcohol consumption only aggravates Liver Cancer and hastens death. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Wayne Fiscus: I have a hunch.
Dr. Mark Craig: So did Quasimodo.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines. See more »

Alternate Versions

The versions shown on Bravo cable network in the United States have many of the songs used throughout the series replaced with generic stock music, probably due to licensing issues. See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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St Elsewhere: Best of the Best
14 October 2005 | by bellejolaisSee all my reviews

From my first attraction to its offbeat name, St. Elsewhere grabbed me like no other show I've ever seen! The characters were more real than most of the people I know! Many other quality shows have followed in its wake, but none quite seem to touch St E !!!

Named for St. Eligius (patron saint of the downtrodden), this fictitious hospital is staffed by a unique group of ultimately good people who really do want to help the sick and injured. The storyline contains many threads and themes and allows the viewer a uniquely compassionate and often humorous look at human foible seeping through attempted altruism, sometimes with better results than others.

A number of renowned actors either graced this show with appearances, while more regulars' careers were advanced through being on this show. All in all, well worth catching on syndication, wish I had a DVD library of all of the episodes!!!


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