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Quincy M.E.

A Test for Living (Season 4, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A young boy who has run away from a home for mentally handicapped children is found dead. When Quincy performs the autopsy, however, he can find no medical reason for the boy being labeled mentally handicapped. He consults with an expert ...See moreA young boy who has run away from a home for mentally handicapped children is found dead. When Quincy performs the autopsy, however, he can find no medical reason for the boy being labeled mentally handicapped. He consults with an expert who suggests the boy may have been autistic instead. Quincy learns of another boy who is about to be committed to the same institution who may also be autistic, and fights to have him properly diagnosed before time runs out to get him into a proper school instead. Written by TychaBrahe See less
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Director
Ron Satlof (as Ronald Satlof)
Writers
Glen A. Larson (creator) | Lou Shaw (creator) | Patrick Mathews (teleplay) | James Rosin (teleplay) | Jack Klugman (teleplay) (story)
Cinematographer
Fred Jackman Jr. (as Fred Jackman)
Casting Director
Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 19, 1978

Release date
Oct 19, 1978 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Jack Klugman
Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.   See fewer
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Garry Walberg
Lt. Frank Monahan Lt. Frank Monahan   See fewer
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John S. Ragin
Dr. Robert Asten Dr. Robert Asten   See fewer
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Val Bisoglio
Danny Tovo Danny Tovo   See fewer
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Robert Ito
Sam Fujiyama Sam Fujiyama   See fewer
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Joseph Roman
Sgt. Brill Sgt. Brill   See fewer
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Lloyd Nolan
Dr. Herbert Schumann Dr. Herbert Schumann   See fewer
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Philip Abbott
Elliot Phillips Elliot Phillips   See fewer
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Kelly Jean Peters
Mary Carson Mary Carson   See fewer
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Henry Jones
Austin Barnes Austin Barnes   See fewer
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Sam Groom
David Carson David Carson   See fewer
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Susan Powell
Dr. Laura Green (as Susan Gay Powell) Dr. Laura Green (as Susan Gay Powell)   See fewer
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David Hollander
Timmy Carson Timmy Carson   See fewer
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Jonathan Segal
Jeff Sellers Jeff Sellers   See fewer
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William Mims
Dr. Blenham Dr. Blenham   See fewer
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Tracey Gold
Lisa Carson Lisa Carson   See fewer
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James Rosin
School Attendant School Attendant   See fewer
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Rolly Fanton
Woman Neighbor Woman Neighbor   See fewer
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Eugene Robert Glazer
Officer Keefer (as Gene Glazer) Officer Keefer (as Gene Glazer)   See fewer
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Cecil Reddick
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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John Nolan
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Eddie Garrett
Ed (uncredited) Ed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 53 votes