The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

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David E. Kelley
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adam Arkin ...  Dr. Aaron Shutt 141 episodes, 1994-2000
Hector Elizondo ...  Dr. Phillip Watters 141 episodes, 1994-2000
Peter Berg ...  Dr. Billy Kronk 106 episodes, 1995-1999
Vondie Curtis-Hall ...  Dr. Dennis Hancock 104 episodes, 1995-1999
Jayne Brook ...  Dr. Diane Grad 103 episodes, 1995-1999
Christine Lahti ...  Dr. Kathryn Austin 97 episodes, 1995-1999
Rocky Carroll ...  Dr. Keith Wilkes 96 episodes, 1996-2000
Mark Harmon ...  Dr. Jack McNeil 95 episodes, 1996-2000
Thomas Gibson ...  Dr. Daniel Nyland / ... 70 episodes, 1994-1998
Mandy Patinkin ...  Dr. Jeffrey Geiger 60 episodes, 1994-2000
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Storyline

Television medical drama in soap-opera style. Surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte battle valiantly for their patients, often coming into conflict with the hospital administration, run by Dr. Phillip Watters. Their cases are usually ethically complex, highly sensationalistic, and very melodramatic. Meanwhile, Jeffrey and Aaron, who are best friends, commiserate about the shambles their tumultuous personal lives have become.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolnica Čikago See more »

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Runtime:

(141 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the show's run, Cadillac ran a series of ads for its new mid-size sedan, imploring people to "Lease a Catera". Then, the announcer would ask, "Who's Lisa Catera?" Shortly thereafter, Stacy Edwards joined the cast, playing Dr. Lisa Catera (1997-1999). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Billy Kronk: [there has been a shooting at a video store and Billy is about to go in to do surgery on a victim. He's putting on a flack jacket. Dr Grad does not want him to go inside] Look! It's bullet proof!
Dr. Diane Grad: Stay with me and I'll buy you one for your birthday.
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Crazy Credits

After Christine Lahti joined the ensemble cast in Chicago Hope: Stand (1995), she and Adam Arkin alternated (with one exception) first and second listing in the opening credits. After Lahti left the cast at the end of Season 5, Arkin and Mark Harmon alternated first and second listing. See more »

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a classic
6 October 2002 | by oegoSee all my reviews

Chicago hope is an absolute classic. David E Kelley triumphed again with this one. Although even I must admit the show grew a little tiresome at the end of its' run, it was still streets ahead of the opposition. The first few years, particularly 94,95, and 96 were just amazing eps', with great true to life (mostly!), well-rounded and heartfelt characters like the eel, camille , schutt and geiger, keeping me tuning in week after week. An awesome show, with such amazingly talented writers and actors! Although not always action packed, the shows deep and subtle storylines would get you hooked, whether 11 (like I was) or 111! I used to love this show so much that i used to beg permission to stay up until 10.30 on a school nite to watch this, and i am sure there were many others just like me! If there are repeats on, please catch them if you can, it will be well worth it! Oh and look out for cameos' by the likes of Julia Styles, Ryan Phillipe, Mena Suvari etc.


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