Fresno (1986)

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A long-format spoof of 1980s prime-time soap operas, set in raisin town Fresno, California.

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1986  
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Charlotte Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tyler Cane (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Torch (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Talon Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Cane Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Juan (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Earl Duke (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tiffany Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Kevin Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Bobbi Jo Bobb (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Tucker Agajanian (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Charles (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Desiree DeMornay (2 episodes, 1986)
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 2nd Henchman (2 episodes, 1986)
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 1st Henchman (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Mr. Acme (2 episodes, 1986)
Natalie Gregory ...
 China Kensington (2 episodes, 1986)
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A mini-series spoof of various TV primetime sopa operas set in Fresno, America's 64th largest city and showing the raisin production family of the Kensingtons centering on the matriarch Charlotte's feud with the family's arch rival Tyler Cane, the head of a powerful raisin conglomerate. Among the players are Charlotte's son, the vile, power-mad Cane Kensington; his voluptious nympho wife Talon; and a shirtless stranger, named Torch, who gets hired as a Kensington ranch hand and captures the attentions of all women he comes into contact with. Written by Anonymous

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The Power!...The Passion!... The Produce!

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16 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Pathos gia tin exousia  »

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Spanish Conquistador: [with disgust, as he spits out the grapes he is tasting] These grapes taste like Fresno!
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Spoofs Dallas (1978) See more »

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Funny is the word!
8 June 2003 | by (Auburn, AL) – See all my reviews

This film came out when I was nine years of age; I didn't see it then, but I remember hearing my sisters talk about it.

Well, years later, I have sought a copy of the film (and finally got one in a bidding war on ebay! yay!) Why the interest? Well, I am a fan of Anthony Heald, and I found out he had a role.

Needless to say, I laughed the whole time watching it. The movie is terrific. A whole miniseries that is a spoof--what a great idea! In the past, I loved primetime soaps like "Dallas," "Knots Landing," and "Dynasty." This film skewers them mercilessly. Bravo!

Oh...and Anthony Heald is just terrific is the bleeding heart son.


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