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Release Date:
28 November 1981 (USA) See more »
Meet Gordon Feester, owner of a 24-hour mini-mart... where the door's always open to fun!
In this 13-episode sitcom, Gordon Feester runs a 24-hour convenience store, where something amusing is always going on.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 8)

George Dzundza ... Gordon Feester (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Susan Tyrrell ... Gretchen Feester (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Sam Whipple ... Terry Hoffmeister (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Jay Tarses ... Officer Steve (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Bever-Leigh Banfield ... Officer Edie (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Bubba Smith ... Robin (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

Series Directed by
Will Mackenzie (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Tom Patchett (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Tony Singletary (2 episodes, 1982)

Jay Tarses (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Merrill Markoe (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carol Gary (2 episodes, 1982)
Ken Levine (2 episodes, 1982)
Tom Patchett (1 episode, 1981)
Jay Tarses (1 episode, 1981)

Series Produced by
Bernie Brillstein .... executive producer (1 episode, 1981)
Gayle S. Maffeo .... associate producer (1 episode, 1981)
Tom Patchett .... producer (1 episode, 1981)
Jay Tarses .... producer (1 episode, 1981)
Series Original Music by
Tom Wells (1 episode, 1981)
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (12 episodes, 1981-1982)
Series Casting by
Lisa Mionie (1 episode, 1981)
Series Art Direction by
Don Roberts (1 episode, 1981)
Series Makeup Department
Mary Guerrero .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1981)
Jim Ruffino .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1981)
Ron Wild .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1981)
Series Production Management
Avigail Yaacovy .... unit manager (1 episode, 1981)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Singletary .... associate director (1 episode, 1981)
Series Sound Department
Gene Larson .... audio (1 episode, 1981)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Palius .... lighting director (1 episode, 1981)
Series Casting Department
Judith Weiner .... original casting (1 episode, 1981)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Pecha Madden .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1981)
Series Music Department
Tom Patchett .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1981)
Jay Tarses .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1981)
Series Other crew
Betty Wesley .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1981-1982)

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Additional Details

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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This was the US TV version of the hugely successful British sitcom, Open All Hours which ran for four seasons on the BBC between 1976 and 1985.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of "Open All Hours" (1973)See more »


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Funniest show ever on TV!, 19 May 2002
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

This one just goes to prove that the TV moguls know nothing about what is good. They had a great cast here, and the writers consistently churned out good, laugh-filled scripts. I loved the one where the store was robbed and the Son was locked in the freezer. Dad asked what he did while the store was being robbed and he replied "Well, uh, I ate a roast of beef!"...well maybe you had to be there. This was one of the best, too bad no one watched it, but it ran opposite that great series "The Dukes of Hazzard" and who could pass up that kind of drama?

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