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Diagnosis Murder

Slam Dunk Dead (Season 5, Episode 5)
TV Episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama

Jesse proudly serves as the LA Mustangs basketball team doctor during filming for a commercial, but starts worrying when the vials from a routine drug test he took are smashed in his new car. It's time to panic when the star player dies ...See moreJesse proudly serves as the LA Mustangs basketball team doctor during filming for a commercial, but starts worrying when the vials from a routine drug test he took are smashed in his new car. It's time to panic when the star player dies from the binary poison formed by the combination of anti-allergen (Jesse prescribed) and the antibiotic - the star's chart didn't mention when he quickly read it, but now does. The sleuths find out it was mixed in with his sponsor's pills, while the star had an endorsement rival with a drug problem. Mark also looks into the team staff's personal interests, from manager David Clarke to towel boy Dwayne. Only during Jesse's hospital board -likely to fire him- he pieces the puzzle together. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Joyce Burditt (creator) | Larry Brody (teleplay by) (story by) | Lee Goldberg (teleplay by) | William Rabkin (teleplay by) & 2 more
Producers
Composer
Peter T. Myers (as Peter Myers)
Cinematographer
Lee Nakahara (as Leland Nakahara)
Casting Director
Production Designer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 16, 1997

Release date
Oct 16, 1997 (United States)

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19 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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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Ken Howard
David Clarke David Clarke   See fewer
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Courtney Gains
Dwayne Roberts Dwayne Roberts   See fewer
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Mathew St. Patrick
Howie Lanier (as Matthew St. Patrick) Howie Lanier (as Matthew St. Patrick)   See fewer
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Dan Gilvezan
Kent Beaudine Kent Beaudine   See fewer
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Mark L. Taylor
Neil Rider (as Mark Taylor) Neil Rider (as Mark Taylor)   See fewer
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Lorenzo Newton
Desmond Conway Desmond Conway   See fewer
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Lori Fetrick
Rochelle Rochelle   See fewer
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Bobby Johnson
Director (as Bobby M. Johnson) Director (as Bobby M. Johnson)   See fewer
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Brent Barry
Brent Barry Brent Barry   See fewer
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Charles O'Bannon
Charles O'Bannon Charles O'Bannon   See fewer
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Ed O'Bannon
Ed O'Bannon Ed O'Bannon   See fewer
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Jerome Richardson
Pooh Richardson (as Pooh Richardson) Pooh Richardson (as Pooh Richardson)   See fewer
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Malik Sealy
Malik Sealy Malik Sealy   See fewer
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John Wilkie
L.A. Mustang Teammate (uncredited) L.A. Mustang Teammate (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 49 votes