A Twist of the Knife

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Dick Van Dyke stars as a doctor-turned-detective in this made-for-television medical thriller. Van Dyke stars as Dr. Mark Sloan, the ring leader of a small group of doctors who investigate the death of a U.S. Senator (David Richards) during surgery. Sloan has his own interest in finding out the cause of death -- his ex-lover (Suzanne Pleshette) is the prominent heart surgeon who was at the helm. Unfortunately though, Dr. Sloan gets more than he bargained for and stumbles onto a plot of revenge and murder. This two-hour movie was one of several which introduced viewers to Van Dyke's character and led to the popular TV-series Diagnosis Murder. ~ Bernadette McCallion, Rovi

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Dick Van Dyke
as Dr. Mark Sloan
Barry Van Dyke
as Det. Steve Sloan
Suzanne Pleshette
as Dr. Rachel Walters
Ben Masters
as Dennis Chapin
Cynthia Gibb
as Amanda Bentley
Stephen Caffrey
as Dr. Jack Parker
Corinne Bohrer
as Judith Crandall
Ken Lerner
as Dr. Peter Bristol
Dan Kopper
as Cliff Rand
Deborah Brown
as Nurse #4
Christina Pickles
as Marilyn Cabot
Liz Jury
as Mrs. Marshall
Norm Silver
as DWP Clerk
Dave Sipos
as Gas Attendant
David Richards
as Senator Cabot
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