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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 BenrubiAbraham Benrubi
As Jerry
Recurring
Alex HernandezAlex Hernandez
As Trooper #1
Recurring
Anne Gee ByrdAnne Gee Byrd
As Harper
Recurring
Christine HarnosChristine Harnos
As Jenn Greene
Recurring
Christine Healy (1)Christine Healy (1)
As Administrator
Recurring
Christopher WynneChristopher Wynne
As Resident
Recurring
Conni Marie BrazeltonConni Marie Brazelton
As Conni
Recurring
Courtenay McWhinneyCourtenay McWhinney
As Grey Haired Woman
Recurring
Cynthena SandersCynthena Sanders
As Scrub Nurse #2
Recurring
Deezer D.Deezer D.
As Malik
Recurring
Eddie Torres (1)Eddie Torres (1)
As 12-Year-Old Boy
Recurring
Eliska SursovaEliska Sursova
As Ana
Recurring
Elizabeth RuscioElizabeth Ruscio
As Sarah Logan
Recurring
Ellen CrawfordEllen Crawford
As Lydia
Recurring
Gay StormGay Storm
As Mrs. McCormick
Recurring
Glenn PlummerGlenn Plummer
As Timmy
Recurring
Herbert Jefferson, Jr.Herbert Jefferson, Jr.
As Trooper #2
Recurring
Holly GagnierHolly Gagnier
As Tracy Young
Recurring
Ingo NeuhausIngo Neuhaus
As Cop
Recurring
Isabel LorcaIsabel Lorca
As Cheryl
Recurring
Jarrett LennonJarrett Lennon
As Billy Logan
Recurring
Jay LeggettJay Leggett
As Jake Canelli
Recurring
Jeff DoucetteJeff Doucette
As Larkowski
Recurring
Joanna LipariJoanna Lipari
As Mom
Recurring
Joe DJoe D'Angerio
As Rezek
Recurring
Julianna MarguliesJulianna Margulies
As Carol Hathaway
Recurring
Julianna McCarthy (1)Julianna McCarthy (1)
As Mrs. Raskin
Recurring
Katherine GauthierKatherine Gauthier
As Waitress
Recurring
Lance GentileLance Gentile
As Jimmy
Recurring
Lawrence MandleyLawrence Mandley
As Jackson
Recurring
Liz VasseyLiz Vassey
As Liz
Recurring
Lou CharloffLou Charloff
As Mr. Harvey
Recurring
Maria CeledonioMaria Celedonio
As Luisa
Recurring
Matthew Robert GottliebMatthew Robert Gottlieb
As Ashley
Recurring
Michael CavanaughMichael Cavanaugh
As Suzanne's Dad
Recurring
Michael FairmanMichael Fairman
As Dr. Mort Harris
Recurring
Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer
As Mr. Parker-uncredited
Recurring
Nina HendersonNina Henderson
As Pregnant Lady
Recurring
Paul BenjaminPaul Benjamin
As Mr. Ervin
Recurring
Perry AnzilottiPerry Anzilotti
As Ed
Recurring
Petra PorrasPetra Porras
As Perez
Recurring
Phyllis EhrlichPhyllis Ehrlich
As Confused Woman
Recurring
Ryan CutronaRyan Cutrona
As Mr. Wilson
Recurring
Sally Hughes (2)Sally Hughes (2)
As Mrs. Harvey
Recurring
Scott JaeckScott Jaeck
As Dr. Steve Flint
Recurring
Scott LincolnScott Lincoln
As Fitzkee
Recurring
Sharon SchlarthSharon Schlarth
As Karen Edmunds
Recurring
Shelly DesaiShelly Desai
As Cabbie
Recurring
Shiri ApplebyShiri Appleby
As Ms. Murphy
Recurring
Susanne NitterSusanne Nitter
As Roomate
Recurring
Suzanne CarneySuzanne Carney
As Scrub Nurse #1
Recurring
Suzanne VentulettSuzanne Ventulett
As Suzanne
Recurring
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
As 4-Year-Old Boy
Recurring
Tracey EllisTracey Ellis
As Annette
Recurring
Troy EvansTroy Evans
As Officer Martin
Recurring
Vanessa MarquezVanessa Marquez
As Wendy
Recurring
Walter F. KellyWalter F. Kelly
As Specialist
Recurring
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
As Dr. David Morgenstern
Recurring
Yvette FreemanYvette Freeman
As Haleh
Recurring
Yvonne ZimaYvonne Zima
As Rachel Greene
Recurring
Main Cast
Noah WyleNoah Wyle
As Dr. John Carter
Anthony EdwardsAnthony Edwards
As Dr. Mark Greene
George ClooneyGeorge Clooney
As Dr. Doug Ross
Sherry StringfieldSherry Stringfield
As Dr. Susan Lewis
Eriq La SalleEriq 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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