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Slam Dunk Dead 

Jesse faces being fired and losing his State license because he is blamed for the death of a professional basketball star who took a lethal mixture of medications.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Joyce Burditt (creator), Larry Brody (teleplay by) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Mark Sloan
Victoria Rowell ... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
Charlie Schlatter ... Dr. Jesse Travis
Barry Van Dyke ... Steve Sloan
Ken Howard ... David Clarke
Courtney Gains ... Dwayne Roberts
Mathew St. Patrick ... Howie Lanier (as Matthew St. Patrick)
Dan Gilvezan ... Kent Beaudine
Mark L. Taylor ... Neil Rider (as Mark Taylor)
Lorenzo Newton Lorenzo Newton ... Desmond Conway
Lori Fetrick ... Rochelle
Bobby Johnson Bobby Johnson ... Director (as Bobby M. Johnson)
Nate Reese Nate Reese ... Peck
Brent Barry Brent Barry ... Brent Barry
Charles O'Bannon Charles O'Bannon ... Charles O'Bannon
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Storyline

Jesse proudly serves as the LA Mustangs basketball team doctor during filming for a commercial, but starts worrying when the vials from a routine drug test he took are smashed in his new car. It's time to panic when the star player dies from the binary poison formed by the combination of anti-allergen (Jesse prescribed) and the antibiotic - the star's chart didn't mention when he quickly read it, but now does. The sleuths find out it was mixed in with his sponsor's pills, while the star had an endorsement rival with a drug problem. Mark also looks into the team staff's personal interests, from manager David Clarke to towel boy Dwayne. Only during Jesse's hospital board -likely to fire him- he pieces the puzzle together. Written by KGF Vissers

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poison | face slap | fight | fall | cat | See All (7) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Four then-promising NBA players, Brent Barry, Ed O'Bannon, Pooh Richardson and Malik Sealy have cameos in this basketball-themed episode, which also features Ken Howard, best-known for playing high school basketball coach Ken Reeves on The White Shadow. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Amanda Bentley-Livingston arrives at Conway's house, you can see the set lights and the camera crew reflected in her gold Jeep Grand Cherokee's door when she opens it. See more »

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