CTVA US Crime - "Diagnosis Murder" (Fred Silverman/DeanHargrove/CBS) Pilot TV Movies (1992-93) Dick Van Dyke

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Pilot TV Movies (1992-93)
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########### Jake and the Fatman ##############
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"Jake and The Fatman" featured the pilot episode of
"Diagnosis Murder" guest starring Dick Van Dick as Dr. Mark Sloan

4.19 [077] Jake and The Fatman: IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND
<9018-3617>
written by Joyce Burditt
directed by Bernard L. Kowalski.
20Mar91
starring
William Conrad ........ Jason Lochinvar "Fatman" McCabe
Joe Penny ............. Jake Styles
guest stars
Dick Van Dyke ......... Dr. Mark Sloan
James Cromwell
Ally Walker ........... Josie
Kristoff St John ...... Thad
Steven Eckholdt ....... Richard
Mark L. Taylor ........ Dr. Morgan
A doctor accused of murdering a hospital administrator
operates his own investigation.

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[TVM1] DIAGNOSIS OF MURDER (1992)
b: 05-Jan-92
Viacom Productions Inc.
Produced by Barry Steinberg
Written by Dean Hargrove
Directed by Christopher Hibler
Director of Photography Laszlo George, C.S.C.
original music by Richard DeBenedictis
production design by Michael Nemirsky
film editing by Nell Arnold
still photography by Chris Helcermanas-Benge
Starring:
Dick Van Dyke .... Dr. Mark Sloan
Cynthia Gibb .... Amanda Bentley
Stephen Caffrey .... Jack Parker
Barry Van Dyke .... Steve Sloan
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Special Appearance by:
Mariette Hartley (Kate Hamilton)
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Special Guest Stars (I):
Ken Kercheval (Frank Stevens)
William Atherton (Eric Walker)
Brynn Thayer (Anna Clifford)
Bill Bixby (Nick Osborne)
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Special Guest Stars: (II) (yes - more!)
Vernee Watson-Johnson (Esther Wiggins)
Michael MaCrae (Unknown)
Richard Redlin (Unknown)
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End Cast:
Shane Meier (Paul McKinney)
Arthur Duncan (Mr. Simms)
Eliza Garrett (Mrs. McKinney)
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Peter Outerbridge (Barry Donovan)
Kevin McNulty (Foster)
Jackson Davies (T.V. A.D.)
Dale Wilson (Director)
Steve Dimopollos (Crawford)
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John Novak (Lyle Markham)
William B. Davis (Marvin Parkins)
Gillian Barber (Susan Blankenship)
Michael Jocelyn (First Man)
Walter Marsh (Tom the Caretaker)
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Pamela Martin (Newscaster)
Peter LaCroix (Movie A.D.)
Suzy Joachim (Cords Secretary)
Adrien Dorval (Biker # 1)
Barry Greene (Biker # 2)
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Synopsis 1:
Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord.
His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his long-time patient Osborn is innocent and soon
discovers three other top employees of the Cord Group who also had reasons for killing their boss. Pretending to
be a medical police consultant, Dr Sloan starts investigating the case himself, supported by a junior doctor and
a young female pathologist. Besides, the merry old doctor saves the life of a young street urchin and takes tap-dance
lessons from an old patient.
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Sloan investigates when a good friend is wrongfully accused of murder. Amanda and Jack help Mark investigate
the deceased's employees, all three of whom had a legitimate motive.

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[TVM2] THE HOUSE ON SYCAMORE STREET (1992) (TVM)
aka Murder on Sycamore Street
b: 01-May-92
Viacom Productions Inc.
produced by Barry Steinberg
Written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Directed by Christian I. Nyby II
Director of Photogrephy, Laszlo George
original music by Richard DeBenedictis
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Starring:
Dick Van Dyke (Dr. Mark Sloan)
Cynthia Gibb (Amanda Bentley)
Stephen Caffrey (Jack Parker)
Barry Van Dyke (Steve Sloan)
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Special Appearance by:
Mariette Hartley (Kate Hamilton)
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Special Guest Stars:
Peter Scolari (Dr. Zach Drummond)
David Warner (Dr. Lloyd Stern)
Kerrie Keane (Maggie)
And:
George Hamilton (J.D. Gantry)
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Guest Stars:
Ron White (Lyman Webber)
Christianne Hirt (Unknown)
Debi A. Monahan (Unknown)
Vernée Watson-Johnson (Esther Wiggins)
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End Cast:
Sheila Paterson (Mrs. Thibideaux)
Beverley Hendry (Lindsay)
Jed Dixon (Jimmy)
Jano Frandsen (Harry Lennox)
*
Alan C. Peterson (Bruiser)
Dave "Squatch" Ward (Gorilla)
Jon Cuthbert (Vinnie)
Bill Buck (Minister)
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Ken Kramer (Bearded Man)
Cusse Mankuma (Clerk)
Jill Muncaster (Waitress at Hotel)
Wendy Van Riesen (Hysterical Patient)
Deryl Hayes (Police Officer)
Synopsis 1:
Dr Mark Sloan cannot believe that his former student Dr Drummond, an ambitious cosmetic surgeon, has committed suicide.
Assisted by his team of hobby detectives, pathologist Amanda Bentley and junior doctor Jack Parker, Sloan tries to
investigate the case. He finds out that Drummond and his senior partner, Dr Stern, had used plastic surgery to create
a double of rich banker and benefactor Gantry, who is expected to make a major donation to the community hospital.
Does Gantry also plan to have his double assassinated in order to vanish with the money himself?
Synopsis 2:
One of Mark's old students apparently jumps off a tall building, falling to his death. Of course, in the Diagnosis Murder
universe, no suicide is as it appears. Dr. Sloan delves into his friend's personal and professional relationships,
while Jack and Amanda track down the presumed killer.

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[TVM3] A TWIST OF THE KNIFE (1993)(2hrs) (TV)
b: 13-Feb-93
Produced by Barry Steinberg
Teleplay by: Gerry Conway
Story by: Gerry Conway & William Read Woodfield d: Jerry London
Directed by Jerry London
Director of Photography by Robert Seaman
original music by Richard DeBenedictis
production design by Paul Staheli
costume Design by Judith Scheurwater
film Editing by Nell Arnold
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Dick Van Dyke .... Doctor Mark Sloan
Suzanne Pleshette .... Dr. Rachel Walters
in
A TWIST OF THE KNIFE
Starring:
Cynthia Gibb .... Amanda Bentley
Stephen Caffrey .... Dr. Jack Parker
Barry Van Dyke .... Steve Sloan
Guest Stars:
Christina Pickles .... Marilyn Cabot
Corinne Bohrer ..... Nurse Judith
Luca Bercovici ..... Mrs. Macon
Ken Lerner ..... Bristol
With: Ben Masters .... A.D.A Dennis Chapin
And: John Kapelos .... Bernie McNeil
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End Cast:
Featuring: (In Alphabetical Order)
Zina Armstrong .... Nurse #2
Chris Atwood .... ICU Resident
Rich Beall .... Carlton
Deborah Brown .... Nurse #4
Luann Buckstein .... Secretary
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Kathryn Christopher .... Nurse #3
Beth Fisher .... Trudy
Rosie Goodman .... Surgical Nurse
Liz Jury .... Mrs. Marshall
Dan Kopper .... Cliff Rand
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William McIlvaine .... Anesthesiologist
Tim Moffett .... Hotel Clerk
David Richards .... Senator Cabot
Norm Silver .... DWP Clerk
DaveS ipos .... Gas Attendant
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other crew
Maureen A. Arata .... casting
Karen Beard .... location manager
Sharon T. Brunn .... costumer: women
Richard S. Church .... production sound mixer
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Bob Dahlin .... first assistant director
Patti Dallas .... make-up artist
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Dr. Elsie Giorgi .... technical advisor
Stacy Halax .... make-up artist
Hal Harrison .... post-production executive
Mary Hart .... hair stylist
Randy Holland .... construction co-ordinator
Laurie Holsgrove .... set decorator
Robert King .... second assistant director
Avi Levy .... production accountnat
Paul Mason .... executive in charge of production
John Moio .... second unit director
Lee Nakahara .... camera operator
Scott O'Leary .... costumer: men
Jeff Petersen .... property master
Susan Peterson .... property master
Roseanne Reid .... hair stylist
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Ken Seagren .... gaffer
Arte Shelton .... key grip
Angela Spieles .... post-production co-ordinator
Barry Steinberg .... unit production manager
Jamie Towns .... production co-ordinator
Dave West .... transportation co-ordinator
Synopsis 1:
Dr Sloan suspects that his flame of long ago, famous heart surgeon Dr Rachel Walters, has murdered US Senator Cabot
on the occasion of a guest operation at the community hospital. After a long investigation, Sloan and fellow detectives
Dr. Bentley and Dr Parker discover her motive: Years ago, Cabot had caused a hit-and-run accident that put her daughter
into coma. But how did Dr Walters manage to pass the deadly bacteria on to the senator in front of TV cameras?
Synopsis 2:
One of Mark's old med students, Rachel Walters, returns to the hospital to operate on a U.S. Senator. She deliberately
infects the Senator with a staph infection, leading to his death. Mark suspects Rachel in the senator's death. He, Jack,
and Amanda investigate Dr. Walters and an assistant D.A. in this, the most entertaining of the three TV Movies.

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