Boston Legal/The Cancer Man Can

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The Cancer Man Can
Season 2, Episode 11
Airdate January 10, 2006
Production Number 2F08 (2AJQ08)
Written by Janet Leahy &
Michael Reisz
Directed by Lou Antonio
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The Cancer Man Can is the eleventh episode of the second season of Boston Legal, and the twenty-eighth episode overall.

Starring: James Spader (Alan Shore), Julie Bowen (Denise Bauer), Mark Valley (Brad Chase), Rene Auberjonois (Paul Lewiston), Justin Mentell (Garrett Wells), Ryan Michelle Bathe (Sara Holt) (credit only)

with Candice Bergen (Shirley Schmidt)

and William Shatner (Denny Crane)

Special Guest Star: Michael J. Fox (Daniel Post)

Guest Starring: Marisa Coughlan (Melissa Hughes), Christian Clemenson (Jerry "Hands" Espenson), Erica Gimpel (Samantha Fried), Larry Cedar (Robert Hopper), Art Chudabala (Peter Clark), Eric Payne (Mark Halpern)

and Joanna Cassidy (Beverly Bridge)

Co-Starring: Mary Boucher (Judge Olsheim), S.E. Perry (MC in Ballroom)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Awards: For his role as Daniel Post in this episode, Michael J. Fox was nominated for an IVy Award for the 2005-06 season for Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments