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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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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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5 years ahead of its time, 29 June 2010
Author: emeritek from United States

The writers of this show were 5 years ahead of the pack, the timing between Feester and his step son was great. The acting in general was great. I wish it would have gone on to bigger and better things but unfortunately it did not. It was pulled off the year after a season.It was the kind of show that made you realize that a comedic situation can occur anywhere. It all took place in Gordon Feester's 24 hour convenience store. For some reason I can recall that it was in Connecticut or somewhere "close" to New York City.(similar to a 7-11) slight tensions between step-father and step-son added to comedy as Gordon had to play the cards he was dealt, with a servant-like step-son. I can't remember the Mom that much, but I am sure she was good as well. I also remember the theme song being stuck in my head for a couple of years; it was memorable and incorporated the characters names in it.

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