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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
29 September 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 26 wins & 63 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Much Missed See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Timothy Busfield ... Elliot Weston (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Polly Draper ... Ellyn Warren (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Mel Harris ... Hope Murdoch Steadman (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Peter Horton ... Gary Shepherd (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Melanie Mayron ... Melissa Steadman (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Ken Olin ... Michael Steadman (85 episodes, 1987-1991)

Patricia Wettig ... Nancy Krieger Weston (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Brittany Craven ... Janey (66 episodes, 1987-1991)
Lacey Craven ... Janey (66 episodes, 1987-1991)
Luke Rossi ... Ethan Weston / ... (41 episodes, 1987-1991)
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Series Directed by
Scott Winant (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ron Lagomarsino (7 episodes, 1988-1990)
Peter Horton (6 episodes, 1988-1990)
Ken Olin (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
Marshall Herskovitz (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
Joseph Dougherty (5 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Kramer (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ellen S. Pressman (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Edward Zwick (3 episodes, 1987-1990)
Claudia Weill (3 episodes, 1987-1989)
Dan Lerner (3 episodes, 1988-1989)
Timothy Busfield (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tom Moore (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Pasquin (2 episodes, 1987)
Rob Cohen (2 episodes, 1988-1990)
Peter O'Fallon (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gary Sinise (2 episodes, 1989)
Victor Du Bois (2 episodes, 1990)
Melanie Mayron (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Marshall Herskovitz (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Edward Zwick (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Wes Irwin (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Richard Kramer (15 episodes, 1987-1991)
Joseph Dougherty (15 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ann Lewis Hamilton (15 episodes, 1988-1991)
Susan Shilliday (9 episodes, 1988-1990)
Winnie Holzman (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Liberty Godshall (6 episodes, 1987-1991)
Paul Haggis (3 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jill Gordon (3 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jerry Stahl (2 episodes, 1988-1989)

Series Produced by
Marshall Herskovitz .... executive producer (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Scott Winant .... supervising producer / producer (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Edward Zwick .... executive producer / producer (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Ellen S. Pressman .... co-producer / producer / ... (84 episodes, 1987-1991)
Richard Kramer .... producer (64 episodes, 1988-1991)
Lindsley Parsons III .... coordinating producer (64 episodes, 1988-1991)
Jeanne Byrd .... associate producer (60 episodes, 1989-1991)
Joseph Dougherty .... producer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ann Lewis Hamilton .... producer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Haggis .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
Victor Du Bois .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (42 episodes, 1987-1990)
Stewart Levin (41 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jay Gruska (19 episodes, 1988-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Zunder (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Robert Primes (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
Jerry Hartleben (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ernest Holzman (7 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson (19 episodes, 1989-1991)
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti (15 episodes, 1989-1991)
Victor Du Bois (12 episodes, 1987-1991)
Steven Rosenblum (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
Kevin Casey (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Freeman (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Elba Sanchez-Short (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Dixon (2 episodes, 1988)
 
Series Casting by
Julie Alter (64 episodes, 1988-1991)
Susan Young (64 episodes, 1988-1991)
Judith Holstra (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Marcia Ross (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Production Design by
Brandy Alexander (47 episodes, 1989-1991)
Joe Aubel (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Art Direction by
Brandy Alexander (22 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Mary Swanson (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michael Hancock .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1987)
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Production Management
Lindsley Parsons III .... production manager (84 episodes, 1987-1991)
Bruce A. Pobjoy .... post-production supervisor (76 episodes, 1987-1991)
Christopher Seitz .... executive in charge of production (62 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ron Von Schimmelmann .... executive in charge of production (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Amundson .... second assistant director (52 episodes, 1989-1991)
Jack Philbrick .... first assistant director (32 episodes, 1988-1991)
Sara Fischer .... first assistant director (22 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mitchell Bock .... first assistant director / second assistant director (20 episodes, 1987-1989)
Catherine Schlesinger .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Roger Mills .... second assistant director (10 episodes, 1988)
Craig Beaudine .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1987-1988)
Lisa Marmon .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Gene Marum .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1987)
Paul Samuelson .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Pola Shreiber .... assistant property master (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1987)
V.R. Bud Shelton .... property master (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Sound Department
Will Yarbrough .... sound mixer (83 episodes, 1987-1991)
Todd Overton .... utility cable (72 episodes, 1987-1990)
Victoria Bowes .... utility sound (23 episodes, 1990-1991)

Ricardo Broadus .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
William Freesh .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
William Gazecki .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects technician (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Joe White .... visual effects (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (1 episode, 1988)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rod Robertson .... best boy electric (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Wes Irwin .... video coordinator (39 episodes, 1988-1990)
Walt Andrus .... camera operator: a (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Philip Sloan .... key grip (8 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ronald W. McLeish .... chief lighting electrician / gaffer (5 episodes, 1987)
Gil Valle .... key grip (5 episodes, 1987)

Brian Bernstein .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Lee Redmond .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Randy Shanofsky .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Richard Walden .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Catherine Jane Holzer .... extras casting (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick R. Norris .... supervising costumer / costumer: men / ... (53 episodes, 1987-1991)
Marjorie K. Chan .... costumer: women (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
John Potter .... colorist (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Wes Irwin .... post production associate (47 episodes, 1989-1991)
Martin Bruestle .... post-production coordinator (40 episodes, 1988-1990)
Jim Passon .... color timer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bernice Howes .... post-production coordinator / post production associate (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Andrea Harnick .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Music Department
Richard S. Kaufman .... music supervisor (67 episodes, 1988-1991)
Stewart Levin .... composer: theme (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
W.G. Snuffy Walden .... composer: theme (17 episodes, 1988-1989)
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 1987)
Leslie Whitfield .... music editor (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bill Myers .... transportation coordinator (5 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Other crew
RaeAnn Emery .... stand-in (85 episodes, 1987-1991)
Janie Thompson .... assistant: Scott Winant (77 episodes, 1987-1991)
Ann Lewis Hamilton .... story editor / executive story consultant (49 episodes, 1988-1990)
Joseph Dougherty .... executive story consultant / story editor (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Susan Shilliday .... executive story consultant / story editor (41 episodes, 1988-1990)
Liberty Godshall .... story editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Winnie Holzman .... story editor / executive story editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Karen L. Gannon .... assistant to producers (21 episodes, 1987-1988)
Richard Kramer .... story editor / executive story consultant (20 episodes, 1987-1988)
Kenneth Gilbert .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1987)
Donna Freed .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 1987)
Peter M. Tobyansen .... location manager (5 episodes, 1987)
Susan Miller .... story editor (4 episodes, 1987)
 

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60 min (85 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Timothy Busfield was actually 29 when he was cast in the pilot. He grew a beard so that he would look old enough to play the part of the thirty-something Elliot.See more »
Quotes:
Ellyn's date:I think "I Love Lucy"'s overrated, myself.See more »
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Who played the thirtysomething-ers parents?
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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Much Missed, 24 July 2004
Author: aqqs10 from Manchester, England

Finest ensemble drama series I have ever seen. It's 13 years since it finished yet it's still keenly missed by it's many devotees. Ths is made worse because it's not available on video or DVD, unlike other series' made by it's creators.

It suffered from the label of being 'yuppie' & 'whiney', probably because the first series took a little time to settle into a rhythm. Yet it was anything but, being both serious and funny about the issues which affect everyone. Yet it never descended into a soap opera and the acting, writing and staging was of a consistently high standard. It's a pity that it ended so suddenly, without a real resolution.

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