Northern Exposure: Brains, Know How and Native Intelligence (1990)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) continues his struggle to acclimate himself to his new life as resident physician of faraway Cicely, AK. One of his first assignments is to persuade Native-American medicine man Anku (Frank Sotonoma Salsedo), the ailing uncle of townie Ed Chigliak (Darren E. Burrow), to forsake such "remedies" as red willow bark and give modern medicine a try. Joel also has another run-in with his attractive landlady, Maggie (Janine Turner), who can't understand why a man his age has never learned to cook or clean up after himself. Elsewhere in town, Maurice (Barry Corbin) is outraged when Chris (John Corbett) tells him that his favorite poet, Walt Whitman, was a homosexual, and at that he fires Chris and installs himself as "morning man" on radio station KBHR (and if you don't like show tunes, you're out of luck).

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disease, doctor, medical-treatment, medicine-man, Native-American, poetry