Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord. His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his ...
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Dick Van Dyke,
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Police detective Steve Sloan believes that top manager Nick Osborn has killed his boss, trust-owner Russell Cord. His father, senior hospital doctor Mark Sloan, is convinced that his long-time patient Osborn is innocent and soon discovers three other top employees of the Cord Group who also had reasons for killing their boss. Pretending to be a medical police consultant, Dr Sloan starts investigating the case himself, supported by a junior doctor and a young female pathologist. Besides, the merry old doctor saves the life of a young street urchin and takes tap-dance lessons from an old patient.Written by
Otto Oberhauser <Oberhauser@cc.univie.ac.at>
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Dr Sloan writes 'iatrogenic' on the blackboard and when he explains the meaning to his students he first points to 'genic' and says 'doctor' then he points to 'iatros' and says 'induced'. Of course it's the other way round! - no doctor practicing western medicine could ever make this mistake. See more »
[Mark, Steve and a group of officers arrive at the H.Q. of the false company]
Sgt. Steve Sloane:
Dad, I can't go in without a search warrant, and I don't have probable cause!
Dr. Mark Sloane:
[Picks up a brick]
Dr. Mark Sloane:
Besides, If I'm wrong, you can arrest me for breaking and entering!
[Mark smashes the window in the door with the brick]
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This is the first Diagnosis Murder TV movie, which spawned several TV sequels and a TV-series that lasted eight years. The plot consists of Detective Steve Sloan (Barry Van Dyke) believing that top manager Nick Osborn has killed trust-owner Russell Cord, in which hospital chief Dr. Mark Sloan (Dick Van Dyke) is convinced Osborn is innocent.
This movie has its fine moments with some good old fashion mystery suspense and detective fare. The opening scene was great and the music theme was haunting and catchy. The acting was pretty good - Cynthia Gibb, Stephen Caffrey and Brynn Thayer gave fine performances. Dick Van Dyke was his usual merry way and Barry Van Dyke was pretty stiff and stoic is this one.
It's a good intro to the other TV movies and TV-series, which consisted of many hits and misses in stories and acting.
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