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The Restless Remains 

Dr. Sloan witnesses the suspicious death of a financial con man. However, the body disappears, with only his personal diary remaining. Mark must prove that he is dead, while his wife and associates claim that he is just away on business.


Joyce Burditt (creator), Robert Schlitt (teleplay) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell
Lisa Zane ... Meg Westlin
Brett Cullen ... Tim Rutland
Mark Moses ... Robin Westlin
Ned Romero ... Mr. Clarke
Mike Pniewski ... Westlin Institute Security Guard (as Michael Pniewski)
Steven Culp ... Company Man
Amy Yasbeck ... Karen Davis
Bernard Hiller ... Marvin
Caroline Schlitt Caroline Schlitt ... Jan


Mark tries rollerskating, even to work when his car won't start again. Then he tries a traditional Indian purification rite on an Ogala Sioux patient Clarke to relieve his sinusitis, in front of his med class. After a root canal, Mark gets a call and visit at home from TV investment guru Robin Westlin, who believes he's been poisoned and dies right there; but when the paramedics arrive both his car and corpse have disappeared. Steve thinks it's a laughing gas induced hallucination, but Mark finds Robin's dropped pocket diary. Westlin's chief deputy Tim Rutland, his secretary as well as his wife Meg, claim Robin is alive, but he's nowhere to be found. So the Sloans, Jack as 'psychiatric outpatient Mark's shrink' and 'reporter' Amanda snoop on at the Westlin Institute. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

14 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherry Creek, Colorado, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The no-one-will-believe-him-because-of-the-anesthesia plot would be recycled and used again, this time on Steve Sloan, in season's eight's, "The Patient Detective". See more »

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