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Quincy M.E. 

The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.
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Nominated for 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Jack Klugman ...  Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. 148 episodes, 1976-1983
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ...  Dr. Robert Asten 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Robert Ito ...  Sam Fujiyama 148 episodes, 1976-1983
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ...  Sgt. Brill 147 episodes, 1976-1983
Garry Walberg ...  Lt. Frank Monahan 145 episodes, 1976-1983
Val Bisoglio ...  Danny Tovo 138 episodes, 1976-1983
Eddie Garrett Eddie Garrett ...  Ed / ... 113 episodes, 1976-1983
John Nolan John Nolan ...  Bartender / ... 90 episodes, 1977-1983
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Quincy and Sam are working as Coroners. Inspecting dead people they often see facts that don't match the theories of the police how or if really they were murdered. Written by Wolfgang Klimt <wolfii@leo.org>

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Trivia

Anita Gillette portrayed both of Quincy's wives. Until marrying Dr. Emily Hanover near the end of the series, Quincy had been a widower, having lost his first wife, Helen, before the events of the series. Anita Gillette was cast as the late Helen Quincy for the flashback scenes in the episode Quincy M.E.: Promises to Keep (1979) before being hired as Dr. Hanover. See more »

Goofs

Quincy often undertakes actions which would result in evidence and investigations being compromised. Since he is only a coroner and has never been a police officer, these actions could result in cases being dropped or overturned upon appeal. There is no way that a District Attorney would allow Quincy to perform the actions that he does in the show. See more »

Alternate Versions

Many of the episodes that aired as part of the "NBC Mystery Movie" were edited down from 88 minutes in length to roughly 44 minutes in length when the show went into reruns in syndication. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bruce Dern/Leon Redbone (1983) See more »

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Quincy is the man.
17 September 2004 | by marlasingersSee all my reviews

I watched "Quincy" when it was on the first time round with my mum, dad & sister. I didn't quite get it the first time around as I was a young lady in those days. However I was fortunate to see it on digital TV in England, and have realized the true, raw, emotion that is Quincy, coroner & all-round good guy.

Quincy is insightful. Before all these "CSI" & "Cold Case" programmes, there was Quincy. Was he one step ahead? Let's just say he was on the ball. He knew the truth behind the lies, the evil from the good and the down-right guilty from the innocent. When he had a hunch, you'd better believe he was right. Had a crime to solve? Quincy was your guy.

Quincy get what he wants. If there was someone who was holding something back, Quincy had enough on them to solve the case & get the job done.

Quincy was a man's man. With soul. He lived & loved like a man who's time was almost up, and it showed. He solved the case when no one else thought it could be done. He felt for the deceased & gave them a voice when everyone else thought it had fallen silent.

Quincy has charisma. There was no other man on television who had a hand that was as good with a woman as it was with a dead body.

Quincy cares. Sure, Quincy was a man's man; he would be at the bar buying a round for the guys, but he hurts like the rest of us. He just kept it all inside.

So there you have it - the man & the myth that is Quincy. There will never be another... all those copy-cats? Well the men want to be him, & the women want to be WITH him. Quincy, you're the best.


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Release Date:

3 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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(148 episodes)

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