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Law & Order/Prescription for Death

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Prescription for Death
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 13, 1990
Teleplay by Ed Zuckerman
Story by David Black &
Ed Zuckerman
Directed by John P. Whitesell II

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Prescription for Death is the first episode of the first season of Law & Order.

Starring (Law): George Dzundza (Sergeant Max Greevy), Chris Noth (Detective Mike Logan), Dann Florek (Captain Donald Cragen)

Starring (Order): Michael Moriarty (Executive A.D.A. Ben Stone), Richard Brooks (A.D.A. Paul Robinette), Steven Hill (D.A. Adam Schiff)

Guest Stars: Paul Sparer (Dr. Edward Auster), John Spencer (Howard Morton)

and Ron Rifkin (Philip Nevins)

with Erick Avari (Dr. Raza), Alvin Epstein (Dr. Chester), Maryann Urbano (Jean Mills), Bruce McCarty (Simonson), Ed Setrakian (Hoffman), W.T. Martin (Dr. Lignell), Daniel Benzali (Medical Examiner), Frederica Meister (Mrs. Stivic), Annie Corley (Stewart), Rocky Carroll (Davids), William Roerick (Dr. Abraham), Russell Horton (Markowitz), Tom Kubiak (Rasmussen), Harry S. Murphy (Don), Maeve McGuire (Dr. Walters), Stephanie Gordon (Nurse), Kate Wilkinson (Gray-Haired Lady), Shona Tucker (Records Clerk), Nick Damici (Dubuque), Leslie Goldman (Judge), Chaz McCormack (McInerny), Lee Tergesen (Clemens), Joan Kaye (Nurse), Sean Whitesell (Intern)


Plot Overview

After Suzanne Morton dies after an E.R. visit, her father accuses the hospital of negligence and demands a police investigation. During the investigation, Detectives Greevey & Logan learn that the doctor on duty the night Suzanne died was under the influence of alcohol.


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