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Release Date:
30 October 1987 (USA) See more »
An idealistic young law professor (Paul Provenza) clashes with the old bull of the faculty (Brian Keith) while developing an attraction to a shy colleague (Wendel Meldrum).
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 9)

Paul Provenza ... Asst. Prof. David Hanley (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

Wesley Thompson ... Vernon Morris (10 episodes, 1987-1988)
Wendel Meldrum ... Margaret Callahan (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

Judie Aronson ... Sara Duncan (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

Brian Keith ... Prof. Roland G. Duncan (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

Magic Johnson ... Himself (3 episodes, 1987-1988)

Series Directed by
Art Wolff (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
Series Writing credits
Michael J. Weithorn (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

Series Produced by
Denise Alexander .... associate producer (1 episode, 1987)
Faye Oshima Belyeu .... producer (1 episode, 1987)
John Steven Owen .... supervising producer (1 episode, 1987)
Michael J. Weithorn .... executive producer (1 episode, 1987)
Series Cinematography by
Donald A. Morgan (1 episode, 1987)
Series Film Editing by
Barney Robinson (1 episode, 1987)
Series Casting by
Gilda Stratton (1 episode, 1987)
Series Art Direction by
Roy Christopher (1 episode, 1987)
Series Set Decoration by
James Ira Colburn (1 episode, 1987)
Series Makeup Department
Terri Cannon .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1987)
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1987)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Balden .... associate director (1 episode, 1987)
Judd H. Maslansky .... associate director (1 episode, 1987)
Series Art Department
William 'W' Gilpin .... construction supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
Kirk S. Heinlen .... property master (1 episode, 1987)
Series Sound Department
Phyliss Bailey .... boom operator (1 episode, 1987)
Dave Cone .... audio (1 episode, 1987)
Mike Steele .... boom operator (1 episode, 1987)
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1987)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Berry .... video (1 episode, 1987)
Rick Caswell .... camera operator (1 episode, 1987)
John Gillis .... camera operator (1 episode, 1987)
Greg Harms .... camera operator (1 episode, 1987)
Franklyn B. James .... chief lighting technician (1 episode, 1987)
John Lee .... camera operator (1 episode, 1987)
Michael Santoro .... key grip (1 episode, 1987)
Series Casting Department
Justine Jacoby .... casting associate (1 episode, 1987)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Florence Kemper .... key costumer (1 episode, 1987)
Joseph Roveto .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
Series Music Department
Mendy Lee .... singer: theme music (1 episode, 1987)
Gordon Lustig .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1987)
Mark Mattison .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1987)
Series Other crew
Caryn Shick .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1987-1988)

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30 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Amazingly nondescript for such a noteworthy cast, 24 June 2002
Author: budikavlan from Austin, Texas

Thoroughly forgettable sitcom with an academic setting, focusing on Paul Provenza as a young professor, Brian Keith as the gruff authority figure, and Judie Aronson (a true beauty who never quite hit it big) as Keith's daughter, the obligatory love interest. This was gone in the blink of an eye, and the blink was more entertaining.

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