St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere ( Original title: St. Elsewhere, German: Sankt Sonstwo ) is an American television series about the fictional St. Eligius Hospital in - one left to decay in the Boston district of the south.

  • 3.1 Emmy
  • 3.2 Golden Globe


For most employees of St. Eligius Hospital, St. Elsewhere is more of a father figure than superior. Several plot strands run parallel through different series of one-hour episodes. Unlike other medical series comic and macabre elements were inserted into the action again and again. Occasionally there were also allusions to movies and series; in the English original referred to, for example, repeatedly to doctors of other series.

In the finale of the series, all the events depicted as daydreams of Dr. Westphalls son Tommy ( Chad Allen ), who is autistic.

Minor characters

The series had a large number of guest stars on, partly for the performances were the starting point for their future career: Tim Robbins, Edward Herrmann, Eric Stoltz, Pauly Shore, Rafael Campos, Ray Charles, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Tom Hulce, Jane Kaczmarek, Lainie Kazan, Jayne Meadows, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Doris Roberts, Piper Laurie, Alan Arkin, Robert Davi, Christopher Guest, Lance Guest, Ray Liotta, Betty White, Michael Madsen, Ernie Hudson, Kate Mulgrew, Kathy Bates, John Astin, Michael Richards, Austin Pendleton, Blythe Danner, Michael Dukakis.


The series was broadcast in the U.S. on NBC between October 1982 and August 1988 a week in the evening program. In Germany RTLplus sent the series from January 6, 1991, she transferred during the broadcast of Season 4 to sister channel RTL2

The Series 1983 was the first in U.S. television, in the suffering of an AIDS patient was shown.

With St. Elsewhere are from the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, such hospitals designated responsible with minimal financial resources for the basic needs of the predominantly poor population.

In the series, the adventures of the doctor Lance Luria were processed. This is a friend of the co-inventor of the series Joshua Brand. By Brand and Falsey also dates the series Northern Exposure, which also draws on experiences of Luria.

William Daniels is in the original English version of the series Knight Rider the voice of KITT supercar.


A detailed list can be found under Awards in the IMDb.


Golden Globe