Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

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 Angela Channing (228 episodes, 1981-1990)
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 Lance Cumson (228 episodes, 1981-1990)
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 Chao-Li Chi / ... (213 episodes, 1981-1990)
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 Richard Channing (209 episodes, 1982-1990)
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 Maggie Gioberti / ... (207 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Emma Channing (193 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Melissa Agretti Cumson / ... (178 episodes, 1982-1989)
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 Chase Gioberti (155 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Cole Gioberti (140 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Julia Cumson / ... (98 episodes, 1981-1986)

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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery. Written by Phil Fernando

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The role of Francesca Gioberti was initially offered to Sophia Loren. The producers of the show tried to lure her with promises of a fantastic wardrobe and a dynamic character that would rival Alexis Colby from Dynasty (1981), but contract negotiations with Loren broke down and the part was then offered to Gina Lollobrigida. Ironically, Loren was Aaron Spelling's first choice for the character of Alexis in Dynasty, but was passed over because she was requesting too much money, thus allowing the role to go to Joan Collins. See more »

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When Richard Channing takes control of his fathers newspaper he renames it The New San Francisco Globe. Throughout season 2 some establishing shots of the exterior of the building still show the original "The San Francisco Globe" sign. See more »

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Richard Channing Denault: Don't buy a new hat because I'm going to tear your head off!
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Spoofed in Falcon Breast (1987) See more »

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What's the 3rd Best?
2 June 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Throughout the 80's, I pretty much grew up on the 2 best family-drama-soap shows off all time (on my list). The "Dynasty Clan" & "Dallas". Whether a Sunday afternoon "pull-hair" fight between Alexis & Crystal or a Tuesday night shooting in J.R.'s office, these shows were/are my favorite. You come to ask yourself though, who comes in 3rd place? In my mind, its the one and only "Falcon Crest" . A high-quality drama about two families & their daily intrigues & plots. Well I simply enjoy that to the max. The Bad one "Angela" against the good one "Maggie". If you have never seen any of those episodes, and i doubt you have not, there is the media library in NYC which has all episodes of all TV shows ever made. Archived. Give it a try if you visit the city.


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