Chicago Hope


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Chicago Hope is an American medical drama series created by David E. Kelley that ran from September 18, 1994 to May 5, 2000. It takes place in a fictional private charity hospital.

The show stars Mandy Patinkin as Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, a hot shot surgeon with emotional issues stemming from the psychiatric condition of his wife (Kim Greist) who drowned their infant son. Adam Arkin plays Patinkin's colleague and best friend. Peter MacNicol and Hector Elizondo feature as the house counsel and director of medicine, respectively. Christine Lahti joined in the second season as a talented cardiac surgeon with a feminist chip on her shoulder who vies with Geiger for the chief of surgery position.

Cast

* Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (Mandy Patinkin, seasons 1 - 2, 6)

* Dr. Aaron Shutt (Adam Arkin)

* Alan Birch (Peter MacNicol, seasons 1 - 2)

* Dr. Phillip Watters (Hector Elizondo)

* Dr. Kate Austin (Christine Lahti, seasons 2 - 5)

* Dr. Jack McNeil (Mark Harmon, seasons 3 - 6)

* Dr. Billy Kronk (Peter Berg, seasons 1 - 5)

* Dr. Keith Wilkes (Rocky Carroll, seasons 3 - 6)

* Dr. Diane Grad (Jayne Brook), seasons 1 - 5)

* Dr. Dennis Hancock (Vondie Curtis-Hall, seasons 1 - 5)

* Dr. Danny Nyland (Thomas Gibson, seasons 1 - 3)

* Dr. Lisa Catera (Stacy Edwards), seasons 4 - 5)

* Dr. Robert Yeats (Eric Stoltz), season 5)

* Dr. Francesca Alberghetti (Barbara Hershey, season 6)

* Dr. Gina Simon (Carla Gugino), season 6)

* Dr. Jeremy Hanlon (Lauren Holly, season 6)

* Dr. John Sutton (Jamey Sheridan, season 2)

* Dr. Arthur Thurmond (E.G. Marshall, season 1)

* Angela Giandamenicio (Roma Maffia, season 1)

* Nurse Camille Shutt (Roxanne Hart, seasons 1 - 2)

 

Executive producer(s)

Henry Bromwell

Bill D'Elia

David E. Kelley

John Tinker

Location(s) Los Angeles, CA

Chicago, IL

Cinematography James R. Bagdonas

Running time approx. 42-44 minutes

Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television

David E. Kelley Productions

Distributor CBS

Broadcast

Original channel CBS

Picture format 480i (SDTV)

Original run September 28, 1994 – May 4, 2000

Highlights
David E. Kelley on creating and exiting Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on co-starring as "Dr. Phillip Watters" on Chicago Hope
Thomas Schlamme on directing an ensemble cast in Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on Chicago Hope competing with ER and the popularity of the show
Ricardo Montalban on his guest-starring role on Chicago Hope
Who talked about this show

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on co-starring as "Dr. Phillip Watters" on Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on Chicago Hope competing with ER and the popularity of the show
Hector Elizondo on doing medical research for his role on Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on working with David E. Kelley on Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on his Chicago Hope character "Dr. Phillip Watters"
Hector Elizondo on working with writer/producer John Tinker on Chicago Hope
Hector Elizondo on James Garner guest-starring on Chicago Hope and working through pain on The Rockford Files
Hector Elizondo on the fame that resulted from his co-starring on Chicago Hope 
Hector Elizondo on the cast changes of Chicago Hope and the show going up against Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Hector Elizondo on the Chicago Hope episode "Bridge Over Troubled Watters" for which he won an Emmy
Hector Elizondo on the end and legacy of Chicago Hope

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on creating and exiting Chicago Hope
David E. Kelley on returning to Chicago Hope
David E. Kelley on the end of Chicago Hope

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on appearing on Chicago Hope
E.G. Marshall on appearing on Chicago Hope

Ricardo Montalban

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Ricardo Montalban on his guest-starring role on Chicago Hope

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on ER and Chicago Hope

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing an ensemble cast in Chicago Hope
Thomas Schlamme on how he came to direct Chicago Hope

Lynn Stalmaster

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Lynn Stalmaster on casting Chicago Hope; working with David E. Kelley

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on ER and Chicago Hope going up against each other when both shows debuted

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