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Ambush

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Episode Info

This first episode of ER's fourth season originally aired live on September 25, 1997, with two separate telecasts for the East and West Coasts. A TV documentary crew follows Dr. Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards) during a "typical" shift in the emergency room of Chicago's County General Hospital. Still not completely recovered from a brutal beating, Greene is none too happy about being a "TV star," sentiments shared by the ER's attending physician Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes), who regards the camera crew as an invasion of everyone's privacy. As it turns out, the documentary makers get more than they bargained for as they record for posterity a gang fight, an out-of-control patient, and a heart attack. In the midst of all this confusion, Dr. Elizabeth Corday (Alex Kingston) arrives from England to witness American surgical procedures. The syndicated version of "Ambush" combines scenes from both the East and West Coast broadcasts, expunging a number of conspicuous continuity errors and an embarrassing moment in which a crucial prop is misplaced.

Cast

Anthony Edwards
as Mark Greene
George Clooney
as Douglas Ross
Eriq La Salle
as Peter Benton
Julianna Margulies
as Carol Hathaway
Noah Wyle
as John Carter
Laura Innes
as Kerry Weaver
Gloria Reuben
as Jeanie Boulet
Lisa Edelstein
as Aggie Orton
John Pleshette
as Mr. Schoenberger
Darnell Williams
as Mr. Williams
Nicki Micheaux
as Mrs. Williams
Sherman Howard
as Mr. Schoenberger
Jesse Borrego
as HIV-Positive Patient
William H. Macy
as Dr. David Morganstern
Emily Wagner
as Pickman
Darion Basco
as Justin Chang
François Chau
as Neurosurgeon
Matthew Fishman
as Todd Lebeck
Audrey Gelfand
as Weeping Woman
Googy Gress
as Head Lac
Carlos Alvarado
as Gang Member
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