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Heartbeat 

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John Munch and Kay Howard try to frighten a drug dealer into confessing to murder, by using his love of Edgar Allan Poe's works to their advantage. Meanwhile Munch's date with a beautiful colleague backfires when he meets her roommate.

Director:

Bruno Kirby

Writers:

Paul Attanasio (created by), Kevin Arkadie (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Reed Diamond ... Mike Kellerman
Isabella Hofmann ... Megan Russert
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello
Melissa Leo ... Kay Howard
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Kevin Conway ... Joseph Cardero
Jon Korkes ... Boomer Mason
Harlee McBride Harlee McBride ... Dr. Alyssa Dyer
Duane Chandler Rawlings Duane Chandler Rawlings ... Leon
Kristin Rohde Kristin Rohde ... Sally Rogers (as Kristen Rhode)
Lynn Sellers ... Sharon Guinness
Kristen Valerio Kristen Valerio ... Serena Boch
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Storyline

A drug dealer tries to make a deal by revealing the whereabouts of a body bricked inside a wall in his basement. The stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe figure in the solution of this 10-year-old cold case. In the meantime, Bayliss leaks the Pembleton pregnancy, and Munch betrays his latest love with her new roommate. When the cold case culprit must be released, Munch invokes "The Telltale Heart," which leads to "poetic justice." Written by jeaneva

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Themes were merged from two of classic mystery author Edgar Allen Poe's stories into "Heartbeat"'s plot: "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Telltale Heart". Also, Poe's gravestone that detectives Munch and Howard visit is actually the real thing. Poe died and was buried in Baltimore, the setting for Homicide: Life on the Street. See more »

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John Munch: I love Alyssa! She's my angel in a white lab coat!
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