Law & Order - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Prescription for Death


Episode Info

In this first telecast of Law & Order, a case of fatal criminal negligence takes front and center. During a particularly frantic night in an emergency room, a young woman dies, prompting her father to sue the hospital. Investigating detectives Greevey (George Dzundza) and Logan (Chris Noth) uncover evidence that the E.R.'s chief resident, Dr. Edward Auster (Paul Sparer), has a history of alcoholism, and may have been drinking at the time of the tragedy. D.A. Adam Schiff (Steven Hill) orders his subordinates Stone (Michael Moriarty) and Robinette (Richard Brooks) to charge Auster with murder.


George Dzundza
as Det. Max Greevey
Chris Noth
as Det. Mike Logan
Michael Moriarty
as ADA Ben Stone
Richard Brooks (VI)
as ADA Paul Robinette
Steven Hill
as Adam Schiff
Dann Florek
as Capt. John Cragen
Paul Sparer
as Chief Resident
John Spencer
as Howard Morton
Ron Rifkin
as Nevins, Philip Nevins
Erick Avari
as Dr. Raza
Annie Corley
as Stewart
Rocky Carroll
as Dr. Davids
William Roerick
as Dr. Abraham
Nick Damici
as Dubuque
Lee Tergesen
as Clemens
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