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Chicago Hope: Season One [DVD] [1994]

Mandy Patinkin , Adam Arkin    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg
  • Format: PAL, Colour, Full Screen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Revelation
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 1014 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006546EVE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,958 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Created by David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal), Chicago Hope is the hugely successful U.S. medical drama that ran for 6 seasons between 1994-2000. Set in a charity-run hospital in Chicago, the show follows the lives and careers of genius surgeons Jeffrey Geiger and Aaron Shutte as they battle to help their patients whilst managing their increasingly complicated personal lives. Starring Mandy Patinkin, Chicago Hope received mass critical acclaim, going on to win 7 Emmy Awards and 1 Golden Globe during its run.

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Set in a private hospital in the heart of America's windy city, Chicago Hope is the multi-award winning medical drama. This is all 22 episodes from season One.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I love Chicago Hope! When it first came out there was big competition between it and the other Chicago based medical drama ER, and ER won I suppose. But critics rated this show really well and my opinion (for what it's worth) is that this is a good watch.

I have seen every, or almost every, episode and the first season surely is a good one, though it lost it way a little later on (season 6 is weaker). Mandy Patinkin in particular is amazing but the whole cast are talented, and display complex and interesting characters with believability and humour. Patinkin plays an abrasive, irritating smarty pants but he is a brilliant surgeon unafraid to take risks and try experimental procedures- it is compelling to watch! It's also great to see other really 'big' actors like Adam Arkin, Peter MacNicol and Hector Elizondo. Other amazing actors appear later in other seasons (Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly etc).

The medical issues are often difficult but I enjoyed seeing these situations approached and dealt with. It is to the series' credit that there is not always a happy, unrealistic ending. The often agonizing decisions are not solved with trite comments, profundities or patronising messages for the audience. Life is full of grey area dilemmas and I'm glad to see this accurately reflected for once.
This is the point where I believe Chicago Hope triumphs over ER because this is less 'soapy' and more like the medical depth seen in 'House.'

Although it is over 15 years since the programme was made, it hasn't really dated much. Apart from people having a bit bigger hair and one or two details you'd hardly know, especially as most of the cast are in scrubs a lot of the time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank heavens it's on DVD at last! 25 April 2012
Format:DVD
"Chicago Hope" is out on DVD at last!
I've been so surprised that it's taken so long for a lot of superior late '80's, early '90's shows such as CH, LA Law, St Elsewhere and the marvellous Hill Street Blues, to become available on DVD - one would think that boxed sets of all would be the way to go, but apparently not - the producers are going for the drip effect by releasing each series at three or four monthly intervals. Maximising profits, no doubt.

However, that doesn't take away from the wonderful writing, acting and directing that characterised Chicago Hope. Always more politically motivated than its counterpoint ER, it was nevertheless ground-breaking in terms of script and subject matter. Mandy Patinkin, always a joy to watch in any performance, was perfectly complemented by the likes of Adam Arkin ( underated, I think), Hector Elizondo and Roxanne Hart.

The writing was superb - David E Kelley at his best. I'm only sorry that after the first couple of series, his attention was focused more on the new show, Ally McBeal. Still, Chicago Hope will always remain in my heart as my favourite medical drama, ever. Go buy it folks, give yourselves a treat!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's worth Hoping for 31 Aug 2012
Format:DVD
I rarely write reviews unless I am particularly moved to do so. Chicago Hope moves me. There is no need for me to give an account of what the series is about and its content as you will find those details in other reviews. I just want to say, that without any doubt, in my view, Chicago Hope is the best medical drama ever to appear on television - intelligent, witty, controversial, thought provoking, moving and greatly entertaining. It is up there with Hill Street Blues, The Practice and In Treatment. Buy it buy it buy it. If you don't we may never see the other seasons. Magnificent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No subtitles anno 2013 ?! 31 May 2013
By Louise
Format:DVD
How is it possible for a company to actually release a DVD-box without any subtitles at all ? Has no one in charge actually heard of people with hearing problems ?

I've been waiting SO long for this release and only to find out I can't buy them, thanks a lot :(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 3 May 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great First Season of show from the makers of Ally McBeal. Mandy Patinkin is just brilliant. Enjoy this as much as ER.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hoped for more 29 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Pleasant enough series but American gabble during moments of stress, quite a lot of that, and no subtitles for translation into English. I own 17 major US series from all of MASH to DEXTER 6 including House and the West Wing (the fastest talking series of all time) and numerous films. Maybe it is the quality of the sound recording but I have never had this problem before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long awaited DVD'S 6 Feb 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Have watched Chicargo Hope on sky, we were so upset when it came to the end the season. We looked on Amazon then trying to order the box set but it was'nt available. At last 2 years later it has been released. What a good show, we worth a watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! 20 Dec 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The wait for 'Chicage Hope' is finally over!

The wait to have all 8 seasons, however, has only just begun!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Misdescribed and a waste of money and
I thought it could be watched in German, which I am studying. I bought it to improve my German but it is in English. Misdescribed and a waste of money and time
Published 20 days ago by penname
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!
Rarely have I watched a series with such badly written main characters. The lead surgeon is completely unsympathetic and unengaging, while his friend has had a complete charisma... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant tv series
when you get hooked on a past series you just have to get the lot to realy appreciate the whole seasons of this series
Published 4 months ago by edwin cartwright
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best medical dramas of all time!
Loved watching season 1 on DVD of this medical drama which I followed faithfully in the 1990's. This show made me a Mandy Patinkin fan back in 1990 and I love him to this day. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Diane Chambers
3.0 out of 5 stars Chicago Hope season 1
ok but not as good as ER which set the benchmark for hospital dramas. still worth trying! looking forward to the new series of Monday Mornings by Fox penned for TV by David E Kelly... Read more
Published 7 months ago by bondarenko
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites from back when.........
I was a Chicago Hope fan back in the day rather than E.R. Unfortunately this show is not available in the US... having a region free DVD player I said yes and am very pleased. Read more
Published 9 months ago by John W. Ortiz
5.0 out of 5 stars ahhh
what can I say.. I love this series.. they all play their parts well.. and I am going to buy series 3 soon.. then all the first timers will be gone.. sob sob.. haha cheers hmac
Published 11 months ago by Helene macrae
4.0 out of 5 stars Back to the past
Thought I would watch this again from the beginning. Originally picked up on this programme from series 2 way back in the day. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Pumpkin
5.0 out of 5 stars chicago hope
loved this series and pleased to get the box set. big fan of mandy patinkin, great all-round entertainer, have seen his one man stage show, brilliant.
Published 13 months ago by mrs. adele rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV program
I used to watch this program every week when it was on TV. The stories and acting were always good. I never missed it. I liked Adam Arkin and Roxanne and Mandy Panikin and Hector ? Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mary
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