Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Walk Softly Through the Night: Part 1 

The son of a friend of Quincy's dies of a seizure due to a massive drug overdose. Quincy and the boy's father are determined to find out who prescribed the drugs and why the boy was unable to get help.

Director:

Paul Krasny

Writers:

David Moessinger, Glen A. Larson (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 ... Brock Campbell
Charles Aidman ... Dr. Mason Colella
Spencer Milligan ... Cliff Hanna
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Lisa Fielding (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Alan Manson Alan Manson ... Pharmacist
Morgan Paull ... Defense Attorney (credit only)
James A. Watson Jr. ... District Attorney
Dimitra Arliss ... Dr. Kershner
William Prince ... Prosecutor (credit only)
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The son of a friend of Quincy's dies of a seizure due to a massive drug overdose. Quincy and the boy's father are determined to find out who prescribed the drugs and why the boy was unable to get help.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Preachy...you betcha!
20 April 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Walk Softly Through the Night: Part 1" begins with a college student strung out on drugs. A friend takes him to the hospital but drops him off just outside. The student dies as a result of an overdose of Quaaludes and the rest of the episode consists of Quincy on a crusade to address this drug problem. In other words, the show really isn't about being a coroner or investigating crimes but is a social crusade show--and these are often among the weaker episodes. Helping him on this crusade are a 'with-it' Hispanic resident adviser (A Hernandez) and the dead guy's grieving father, Brock (Michael Constantine). Of the two 'assistants', the strangest is Brock--a guy who makes his living dressing up as a clown. By the end of part 1, they know which doctor helped feed the dead guy's drug habit--and Brock does a really, really bizarre and embarrassing tirade outside the doctor's office. It is pretty painful to watch.

Well, if you are looking for a good episode of the series, you should probably keep looking. Not only is this one really, really preachy, but it's a two-parter! Overall, rather weak and silly at times--particularly when it tries very hard to be edgy but it comes off as silly and overly sanitized. I particularly liked seeing 'the barrio' as well as the strung out guy outside the pharmacy! Unintentionally funny and slight.


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