New Amsterdam (2008)
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Amsterdam investigates a homeless man's death outside of a new homeless shelter.


Jim McKay


Allan Loeb (creator), Christian Taylor (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... John Amsterdam
Zuleikha Robinson ... Eva Marquez
Alexie Gilmore ... Dr. Sara Dillane
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Omar
Susan Misner ... Callie Burnett
Robert Clohessy ... Detective Santori
Nick Sandow ... Frank
Bridget Regan ... Daphne Tucker
Jamie Harrold ... Mank
Brian Tarantina ... Mick
Stephen Kunken ... Ben Tucker
Mandell Butler ... Young Omar
Justin Hagan ... Howard
Edwina Findley Dickerson ... Tara Brown (as Edwina Findley)
Bridget Barkan ... Margaret


Amsterdam overhears a homeless man, Mick, trying to report a homicide of his friend Ollie, also homeless, to Det. Santori. Mick mentions that Ollie was in AA, and wouldn't have ODed, as was the reported cause of death. Santori is less than sympathetic, and TASERs Mick when he becomes a little agitated. Amsterdam takes over the case, and discovers that Ollie was a musician (a guitarist). He also finds that Ollie couldn't have injected himself, as the handedness was incorrect. Further investigation finds clues to a new homeless shelter that has just opened across the street from the park where Ollie died, as well as near the AA meetings where he attended. This brings back memories for Amsterdam of how he got involved with AA (15,000+ days sober). Written by Tony-B4

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi








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24 March 2008 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


John states that he left home in 1620 when he was 14. But in the episode "Golden Boy", as he's filling out a form during World War II with his 20th century bio, he says his real name and birthdate, in 1607. This means he was only 12 or 13 when he left home. See more »


Eva Marquez: Big deal. Old guy had an old guitar.
Omar: Old ain't bad with guitars or men. A Gibson L-double-oh. Early 1930's. Mr. Robert Johnson's axe of choice. Great shape. You'd get six, eight grand for it.
Eva Marquez: That's why a homeless guy had it. Who's Robert Johnson?
Omar: Who's Mozart? Who's Charlie Parker?
Eva Marquez: Who's Chano Pozo?
John Amsterdam: Oo, hoo, hoo.
Omar: Cuban percussionist. Used to play Big Band bebop with Diz.
John Amsterdam: Co-wrote "Manteca".
Omar: Ouch.
John Amsterdam: Robert Johnson invented the Blues.
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