Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)
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Sins of the Father: Part 1 

When a sniper kills a patient during her consultation with Mark Sloane, isn't he a more likely target? Her sister Carrie identifies her as Julie Langford Adams, whose grandfather Joseph ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Lobl

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Joel Steiger
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Charles Napier ... Johnny McNamara
Charmin Lee ... Detective Cheryl Banks
Michele Greene ... Carrie Langford Adams
Dabbs Greer ... Danny McNamara
Joseph Sirola ... Ted Barkley
Lewis Smith ... James Sloan (as Lewis C. Smith)
Cleo King ... E.R. Nurse
Roy Abramsohn ... Young Danny
Bonnie Bailey-Reed ... Housekeeper
Alan Davidson Alan Davidson ... Rick Aikins
Al Espinosa ... Valet
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When a sniper kills a patient during her consultation with Mark Sloane, isn't he a more likely target? Her sister Carrie identifies her as Julie Langford Adams, whose grandfather Joseph Langford was the last case for Mark's dad Det. Jimmy Sloan, who walked out on his family when Mark was 10, and was never heard from again. Julie was convinced that Joseph was wrongly executed for the murder of his wife. Richard Aikins, the sniper rushed to the ER, is diagnosed by Jesse with terminal meningitis and recognized by a nurse as the "doctor" who burst through the lab heading to the roof to shoot Julie, knocking over a virus-laden bottle. Photos in his room indicate Julie was the target; the FBI ID's him as a top-notch assassin. Mark digs up his dad's LAPD notes and begins to relive the case. Steve uses the GPS memory of Aikins' rental car to meet the one paying for the hit, but is foiled when the driver throws money out and crowds block the police. The car is traced to Premium Security, ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The accused said the woman he helped (Adrianna Landreaux) had hair that hung over one eye to which the cop says, "Just like in the movies". They were talking about actress Veronica Lake, who at that time popularized that iconic hairstyle. See more »

Goofs

When Julia Adams is shot it's shown she is shot in her heart. When Mark shakes her, he puts his hand on her right shoulder and when he pulls it away and looks at it, it has blood on it. See more »

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May be the best episode of the series.
4 May 2018 | by tles7See all my reviews

Great story. You had to really pay attention to keep up Good guest cast.


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