Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)
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Go Fight City Hall... to the Death 

As Quincy looks into the rape and murder of a civil servant; he finds a rash of murders - and a political conspiracy.


E.W. Swackhamer




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Klugman ... Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Lynnette Mettey Lynnette Mettey ... Lee
Garry Walberg ... Lt. Frank Monahan
Val Bisoglio ... Danny Tovo
John S. Ragin John S. Ragin ... Dr. Robert Asten
Robert Ito ... Sam Fujiyama
Joseph Roman Joseph Roman ... Sgt. Brill
Henry Darrow ... Dr. Rivera
Hari Rhodes ... Deputy Mayor Collins (as Harry Rhodes)
Denny Miller ... Ben Chase
Woodrow Parfrey ... Bower
Dimitra Arliss ... Shirley
Rick Podell Rick Podell ... Peter Gordon
George Wyner ... Asst. City Controller Harold P. Marcus
Marjorie Battles Marjorie Battles ... Marilyn


A woman dies, her neck broken. Police locate an obvious suspect, but Quincy remains skeptical. Assistant Controller Marcus hangs himself, but his injuries only further convince Quincy all is not as it appears. What he can't understand is why City Hall seems so uninterested in finding this particular murderer... Written by CommanderBalok

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Release Date:

3 October 1976 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The cars over the cliff used in the opening credits comes from this episode. Also the policemen who faint when seeing a dead body in the morgue. See more »


When Quincy is talking to Monahan about the alleged perpetrator the reaction shot of Monahan is printed backward as his hair is parted the wrong way. See more »


Sam Fujiyama: [During Quincy's rushed autopsy] This would be hard to take for a third year medical student.
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Go Fight City Hall... to the Death
7 November 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

This is the first episode of Quincy and although it does not establish a pattern, it sets up Quincy as a determined forensic investigator. It also has a story that involves rape and murder.

Quincy believes that the suspect who has been arrested could not have committed the crime of the killing and rape of a young woman. Lt Monahan remains unconvinced despite the medical evidence presented by Quincy.

Quincy's investigation uncovers other deaths all with broken necks. He thinks that the deaths are all linked to corruption in City Hall. Quincy even goes to Mexico to investigate an early suspicious death.

It is gritty, Quincy places his life in danger and it not just because he is fighting his bureaucratic bosses. There is also humour as his long suffering girlfriend Lee always finds herself second best as Quincy goes off to chase a lead.

The early episodes were shown as feature length mystery movies. This opener was very entertaining and Jack Klugman not only played Quincy as a crusader but as a bit of a ladies man.

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