Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Convict Paul Dunbar takes a hostage and demands to talk to anchorman Jordan Sanders. Before the interview can take place, Sanders is assassinated and Dunbar killed. Mark uses Dunbar's last words to investigate who might have killed them.


Joyce Burditt (creator), James Kramer


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Scott Baio ... Dr. Jack Stewart
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Michael Tucci ... Norman Briggs
Delores Hall Delores Hall ... Nurse Delores Mitchell
Jim Metzler ... Dr. Tom Harvey
Arthur Taxier ... Jordan Sanders
Darrell Larson ... Paul Dunbar
Christopher Allport ... Peter Murray
S.A. Griffin ... Zimmer (as S. A. Griffin)
Tammy Lauren ... Leah Foxworth
Efrain Figueroa ... Lt. Valdez
Bonnie Urseth Bonnie Urseth ... Grace
Jeff Silverman Jeff Silverman ... Cobb


When young prison doctor Dr. Tom Harvey gets his former mentor, Dr. Mark Sloan, to treat convict Paul Dunbar in Community General for a serious conduction, the criminal manages to grab a guard's gun and keeps the doctors hostage, demanding to speak to TV reporter Jordan Sanders, claiming he wants to clear his name to his kid son Nicky about the murder conviction for a security guard he claims got killed accidentally. Detective Sergeant Steve Sloan slips in too as sound man, only to see Sanders shot, Dunbar dies apparently after a suicide, saying something like 'doctor colecar' and Tom knocked unconscious; he feels guilty, as suggests nasty LAPD colleague Lt. Rick Valdez, who is investigating officially. Norman Briggs, who was briefly among the hostages, has a bad case of post-traumatic stress back in the hospital. Mark, Jack and Amanda gradually discover all about blackmail at Sanders' studio, dodgy P.I. Zimmer and the jewels which were never recovered... Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherry Creek, Colorado, USA

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1.33 : 1
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