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ER: 24 Hours

In the pilot episode of 'ER' overworked residents are the heroes of County General Hospital as they make life-and-death decisions on a daily basis. They include Dr. Mark Greene, a married chief resident who's being wooed by a lucrative practice; Dr. Douglas Ross, a charming, womanizing pediatrician who suspects a mother of abusing her young son; the down-to-earth Dr. Susan Lewis who must console a fragile cancer patient; Dr. Peter Benton, an intense surgeon who is forced into performing a delicate surgery he's not prepared for; and John Carter, an inexperienced medical student who bumbles his way through the cauldron of the emergency room. Julianna Margulies stars as Nurse Carol Hathaway, whose personal crisis takes the ER staff by surprise.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 475079
Airdate: Monday September 19th, 1994
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: Rod Holcomb
Writer: Michael Crichton

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Feb 19, 1995

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Abraham Benrubi
As Jerry
Recurring
Alex Hernandez
As Trooper #1
Recurring
Anne Gee Byrd
As Harper
Recurring
Christine Harnos
As Jenn Greene
Recurring
Christine Healy (1)
As Administrator
Recurring
Christopher Wynne
As Resident
Recurring
Conni Marie Brazelton
As Conni
Recurring
Courtenay McWhinney
As Grey Haired Woman
Recurring
Cynthena Sanders
As Scrub Nurse #2
Recurring
Deezer D.
As Malik
Recurring
Eddie Torres (1)
As 12-Year-Old Boy
Recurring
Eliska Sursova
As Ana
Recurring
Elizabeth Ruscio
As Sarah Logan
Recurring
Ellen Crawford
As Lydia
Recurring
Gay Storm
As Mrs. McCormick
Recurring
Glenn Plummer
As Timmy
Recurring
Herbert Jefferson, Jr.
As Trooper #2
Recurring
Holly Gagnier
As Tracy Young
Recurring
Ingo Neuhaus
As Cop
Recurring
Isabel Lorca
As Cheryl
Recurring
Jarrett Lennon
As Billy Logan
Recurring
Jay Leggett
As Jake Canelli
Recurring
Jeff Doucette
As Larkowski
Recurring
Joanna Lipari
As Mom
Recurring
Joe D'Angerio
As Rezek
Recurring
Julianna Margulies
As Carol Hathaway
Recurring
Julianna McCarthy
As Mrs. Raskin
Recurring
Katherine Gauthier
As Waitress
Recurring
Lance Gentile
As Jimmy
Recurring
Lawrence Mandley
As Jackson
Recurring
Liz Vassey
As Liz
Recurring
Lou Charloff
As Mr. Harvey
Recurring
Maria Celedonio
As Luisa
Recurring
Matthew Robert Gottlieb
As Ashley
Recurring
Michael Cavanaugh
As Suzanne's Dad
Recurring
Michael Fairman
As Dr. Mort Harris
Recurring
Miguel Ferrer
As Mr. Parker-uncredited
Recurring
Nina Henderson
As Pregnant Lady
Recurring
Paul Benjamin
As Mr. Ervin
Recurring
Perry Anzilotti
As Ed
Recurring
Petra Porras
As Perez
Recurring
Phyllis Ehrlich
As Confused Woman
Recurring
Ryan Cutrona
As Mr. Wilson
Recurring
Sally Hughes (2)
As Mrs. Harvey
Recurring
Scott Jaeck
As Dr. Steve Flint
Recurring
Scott Lincoln
As Fitzkee
Recurring
Sharon Schlarth
As Karen Edmunds
Recurring
Shelly Desai
As Cabbie
Recurring
Shiri Appleby
As Ms. Murphy
Recurring
Susanne Nitter
As Roomate
Recurring
Suzanne Carney
As Scrub Nurse #1
Recurring
Suzanne Ventulett
As Suzanne
Recurring
Thomas Dekker
As 4-Year-Old Boy
Recurring
Tracey Ellis
As Annette
Recurring
Troy Evans
As Officer Martin
Recurring
Vanessa Marquez
As Wendy
Recurring
Walter F. Kelly
As Specialist
Recurring
William H. Macy
As Dr. David Morgenstern
Recurring
Yvette Freeman
As Haleh
Recurring
Yvonne Zima
As Rachel Greene
Recurring
Main Cast
Noah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
George Clooney
As Dr. Doug Ross
Sherry Stringfield
As Dr. Susan Lewis
Eriq La Salle
As Dr. Peter Benton
Episode Notes
Carol Hathaway was originally going to be killed off in the pilot, but the test audience liked her character.

The working title for this episode was "The Longest Day".



Warning: ER season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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