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Diagnosis Murder

Murder in the Dark (Season 3, Episode 12)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

Dr. Claire Hartman is extremely hostile towards a friend of Mark's, specialist Dr. John Foster, whom her rich patient Baker had flown over to personally perform the abdominal aortic surgery he invented. Alas Mark finds John's bad divorce ...See moreDr. Claire Hartman is extremely hostile towards a friend of Mark's, specialist Dr. John Foster, whom her rich patient Baker had flown over to personally perform the abdominal aortic surgery he invented. Alas Mark finds John's bad divorce got him drinking excessively, compromising his surgical reliability, so Claire throws him out of the OR, he threatens her in vain, witnessed by other residents. She's found murdered the next morning, Steve arrests John who claims innocence and a black-out. His lawyer Richard Baylor makes John sign up for the Community General's substance abuse program as only alternative to jail, Mark promises to find out the truth; John commits a failed suicide attempt. Her building manager Mr. Nolan tells Mark and Jesse what a one-night-stand man-eater Claire was; her pick-up bar leads Jesse to her wife-beating conquest Eddie Romero, who is apparently involved with a crime gang, but Mark wonders about a dead-bolt... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Director
Bernard L. Kowalski (as Bernie Kowalski)
Writer
Joyce Burditt (creator)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 8, 1996

Release date
Mar 8, 1996 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Charlie Schlatter
Dr. Jesse Travis Dr. Jesse Travis   See fewer
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Michael Tucci
Norman Briggs Norman Briggs   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Rick Aiello
Eddie Romero (as Ricky Aiello) Eddie Romero (as Ricky Aiello)   See fewer
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Marc Alaimo
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith   See fewer
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Wayne Duvall
Mr. Nolan Mr. Nolan   See fewer
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Karen Moncrieff
Dr. Claire Hartman Dr. Claire Hartman   See fewer
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John Pleshette
Dr. John Foster Dr. John Foster   See fewer
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Kat Cressida
Louisa Romero Louisa Romero   See fewer
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Mark Chaet
Richard Baylor Richard Baylor   See fewer
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Don Nardini
Man #2 Man #2   See fewer
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Mark Daniel Cade
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Kevin McNally
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 37 votes