What a Country (1986–1987)

TV Series  |   |  Comedy
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 25 users  
Reviews: 2 user

26 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1986 to 1987 debuting in September 1986. Taylor Brown teaches a night school course to recent immigrants trying to pass the citizenship ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2893 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 58 titles
created 18 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 980 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "What a Country" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: What a Country (1986–1987)

What a Country (1986–1987) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of What a Country.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1987   1986  
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Doctor at Large (TV Series 1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Following his student misadventures in Doctor in the House (1969), Michael Upton (Barry Evans) starts out on an equally fun-filled but disaster-prone solo career. He moves through a variety... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Layton, Geoffrey Davies
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee
Action | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A reporter wakes up in a morgue and finds herself a member of the undead, before vowing revenge against the sect which put her there.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Lucy Liu, Michael Chiklis, Carla Gugino
The Money Pit (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple struggles to repair a hopelessly dilapidated house.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov
Mind Your Language (1977–1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Barry Evans plays a put-upon language teacher who tries to make a living by teaching English to immigrants. With pupils from India, France, China, and many other countries, his lessons do ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Evans, George Camiller, Jacki Harding
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A British sex comedy about a doctor, a bevy of beautiful women and their sexual problems. Can the overworked and over-titillated doctor help his patients while resisting the urge to help himself?

Director: Gerry Poulson
Stars: Barry Evans, Liz Fraser, Hilary Pritchard
Zabaan Sambhal Ke (1993–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Pankaj Kapur, Keith Stevenson, Rajender Mehra
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Vijay Amritraj ...
 Ali Nadeem (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
...
 Taylor Brown (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ada Maris ...
 Maria Conchita Lopez (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
...
 Laslo Gabov (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Leila Lee Olsen ...
 Yung Hee (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Julian Reyes ...
 Victor Ortega (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
...
 Nikolai Rostapovich / ... (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
Harry Waters Jr. ...
 Robert Muboto (26 episodes, 1986-1987)
...
 Principal Joan Courtney (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
Edit

Storyline

26 episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1986 to 1987 debuting in September 1986. Taylor Brown teaches a night school course to recent immigrants trying to pass the citizenship test. The class consists of Nikolai, a Russian taxi driver; Laslo, a retired Hungarian doctor; Ali, a Pakistani; Robert the son of a deposed African king; Maria, the housekeeper working for a rich Beverly Hills family; Victor, a Hispanic in love with maria; and Yung Hi, a shy Chinese woman. Joan Courtney was the principal of the school in the first year but wa replaced by Bud McPherson early in 1987. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 September 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Mind Your Language (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Juvenile comedy
6 May 2002 | by (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) – See all my reviews

An Americanisation of the British sitcom "Mind your language", this juvenile comedy was set in a class for newly arrived immigrants. The star of the show was Yakov Smirnoff, who gained a modicum of fame during the eighties.

Much of the humour was derived from the cultural peculiarities of the various students. In these more politically correct times it is doubtful that the show would have received any airtime. In any case, it was not particularly funny and barely lasted a full season.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss What a Country (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?