Premise

A wildly inventive chronicle of life---and death---at Boston's run-down St. Eligius Hospital carved a distinctive niche with an often surrealistic mix of gritty drama and dark humor. Superbly written and blessed with a fine cast that included future Oscar winners Denzel Washington and, occasionally, Helen Hunt, this most-eccentric medical series was also one of TV's most mature and imaginative hours. High point: the two-part 1986 story `Time Heals,' weaving flashbacks of long-time employees.

Cast

Guest Stars

Jane Wyatt
Katharine, Katherine, Mrs. Auschlander
France Nuyen
Dr. Paulette Kiem, Kiem
Edward Herrmann
Father Joseph McCabe, Father McCabe
Jamie Rose
Birch, Dr. Susan Birch
Ronny Cox
Gideon, John Gideon
Ian Fried
Jeff, Jeff Rosenthal
Lois Foraker
Masha, Masha Peltrovich
Austin Pendleton
Mr. Entertainment
Dan Hedaya
Joseph Keuhnelian
Jackie Cooper
David Domedion
James Stephens
Daniel Auschlander, Young Auschlander
Kathy Bates
Polly Miller
Louis Nye
Milton Axelrod
Betty White
Capt. Gloria Neal
Dorothy Fielding
Dr. Nancy Paxton, Dr. Paxton
Shelly Gibson
Chaplain Clair McCabe, Rev. McCabe
Dakin Matthews
Dr. Todd Sweeney
Harold Gould
Melvin Millstein
Tom Poston
Jim Morrison
Wil Wheaton
Owen Drimmer
Gregory Itzin
Bing Shalimar