Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Gentle Into That Good Night 

Quincy helps a cancer patient who is dying.


David Moessinger


Lou Shaw (creator), Jeri Taylor | 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 John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Michael Constantine ... Dr. George Pendleton
Tyne Daly ... Kay Silver
Spencer Milligan ... Steve Silver
Alice Hirson ... Mrs. Foyt
Matthew Tobin Matthew Tobin ... Insurance Claims Adjuster Rigoletti
Stanley Kamel ... Attorney Dave Bremmerhouse
Kevin O'Brien ... Brian Foyt
Mallie Jackson Mallie Jackson ... Amy
Ron Max Ron Max ... Mr. Rasmussen


A nineteen-year old boy, with a malignant tumor, dies in a car accident. Quincy does the autopsy and meets the family. He goes to meet Dr. Pendleton, a doctor who deals with people who are close to death, and wants to learn how to deal with people who have just identified a loved one in a more dignified way. He spends some time with the doctor and even takes his place for a while.

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Release Date:

16 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The title is from the poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night," by Dylan Thomas, which begins, "Do not go gentle into that good night, / Old age should burn and rave at close of day; / Rage, rage against the dying of the light." See more »

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Quincy ME
30 August 2017 | by csbalch121See all my reviews

Couldn't watch this foolish episode at all. Quincy is a coroner not a counselor for assisted suicide. If I'm not mistaken when this episode was filmed it was against the law to participate in assisted suicide. One scene Daly looks just fine talking laughing and then getting mad with Quincy when he won't help,her. Then the next episode she looks like dead rolled over. Sorry couldn't watch this BS episode. Stick to solving crimes not being a counselor.

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