Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Accomplice to Murder 

After dealing with what seems to be an open and shut murder case Quincy is ready to close his findings. Then he receives a request from a friend of his runs a program that helps old and young people work together.


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Glen A. Larson (creator), Lou Shaw (creator) | 1 more credit »


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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 ... Dr. Robert Asten
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Roosevelt Grier ... Rosey Grier (as Rosey Grier)
Milton Selzer ... Mr. Avery
Frank Faylen ... Janus
Todd Davis ... Victor Garn
J. Pat O'Malley ... Mr. Barrington
T.K. Carter ... Mojo
Jayne Drennan Jayne Drennan ... Miss Triggs
Joe Warfield ... Cantrell
Maria Melendez ... Cindy
Mary Hamill Mary Hamill ... Jan


A teenager with a record is accused of murdering an elderly man. The teen happened to belong to a group run by Quincy's friend, former pro-football great Rosie Grier. Rosie asks Quincy not only to help clear the teen, but to help save the organization he runs, Giant Step, which helps to bring teens and the elderly together.

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Quincy's first name is never revealed, but his first initial is. Here, Quincy gives his business card to a woman, and his name is shown as Dr R. Quincy. Jack Klugman says the most common question he gets asked by fans is, "What's Quincy's first name?", to which he always answers..."Doctor!" See more »

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A little preachy but a very important episode.
14 April 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Accomplice to Murder" begins with a woman coming into her apartment and confronting a burglar. The burglar drops the loot and just wants to run away--but the woman is startled and falls backwards onto the couch. Despite not being a serious fall, the woman dies! The thief is caught but insists (correctly) that he did not touch the woman and she shouldn't have died. When Quincy digs deeper, it appears that the lady died as a result of previous injuries--injuries inflicted by her 'loving' husband and which were ignored by both the police and doctors! In addition, Quincy meets a woman who is currently in an abusive relationship and he works hard to help her get out and remain safe.

While there are parts of the show that are preachy (such as the courtroom scene), the overall message is very important and well worth seeing. A very good episode to say the least--and a great one to show your teens.

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6 January 1978 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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