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Two teenagers’ fight over a girl winds up in a gunfight that results in the accidental shooting of a child who is left brain dead. The kid’s parents have to decide if they should take their son off life-support so his organs can be donated.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Production Number: 404
Airdate: Friday December 01st, 1995

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Guest Stars
Sean Whitesell
As Dr. Eli Devilbiss
Gary Basaraba
As Paul Garbarek
Marcia Gay Harden
As Joan Garbarek

Co-Guest Stars
Sharon Ziman
As Naomi
Andreas Kraemer
As Tommy Porton
Bari Biern
As Nurse
Simon Bennett
As Donny Porton
Terry Hinz
As William Loftus
Main Cast
Richard Belzer
As Detective John Munch
Andre Braugher
As Detective Frank Pembleton
Reed Diamond
As Detective Mike Kellerman
Isabella Hofmann
As Detective Megan Russert
Clark Johnson
As Detective Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto
As Lieutenant Al Giardello
Melissa Leo
As Sergeant Kay Howard
Kyle Secor
As Detective Tim Bayliss
Episode Notes
Mandy Patankin has no dialog but appears uncredited as Dr. Geiger, receiving one of the organs for his “Chicago Hope” hospital.

Episode Goofs
Due to NBC rearranging episode order again, this episode takes place in the temporary HQ, even though the squad returned to their normal building in episode #37.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Attanasio
Executive ProducerBarry Levinson  |  Tom Fontana  |  Henry Bromell
Co-Executive ProducerJim Finnerty
ProducerJames Yoshimura  |  Julie Martin (1)  |  Jorge Zamacona
Co-ProducerDebbie Sarjeant
Consulting ProducerGail Mutrux
Production DesignerVince Peranio
EditorCindy Mollo
CastingLouis Digiaimo  |  Brett Goldstein  |  Pat Moran
MusicDouglas J. Cuomo
Director of PhotographyJean de Segonzac
Story EditorBonnie Mark
Main Title ThemeLynn F. Kowal
Technical AdvisorGary D'Addario
Based Upon The Book ByDavid Simon
Warning: Homicide: Life on the Street season 4 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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