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9 July 1989 (France) See more »
Sitcom (produced in Canada) about a private school teacher who also moonlighted as a professional wrestler... See more »
Fox Developing Fictional Wrestling TV Drama
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 12)

Lyle Alzado ... Robert Randall (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Steve Williams ... The Masked Maniac (13 episodes, 1988-1989)

Yannick Bisson ... Mark Randall (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nicole Stoffman ... Ellen Randall (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Cheryl Wilson ... Carol Dixon (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Richard Farrell ... Principal Whitcomb Mallory (13 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jackie Mahon ... Beth (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jefferson Mappin ... Cheetah (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
Barry Stevens ... Dr. Jerry Larson (6 episodes, 1988-1989)

Gordon Michael Woolvett ... Brad (6 episodes, 1988-1989)

Kevin Rushton ... Q Ball (6 episodes, 1988-1989)

Series Directed by
Noam Pitlik (1 episode, 1988)
Series Writing credits
Carol Commisso (1 episode, 1988)
Garry Ferrier (1 episode, 1988)
Frances Handleman (1 episode, 1988)
Neil Rosen (1 episode, 1988)
Terry Saltsman (1 episode, 1988)
Edwin Self (1 episode, 1988)
George Tricker (1 episode, 1988)

Series Produced by
Charles Falzon .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1988)
M. William Hadley .... producer (9 episodes)
Series Original Music by
David Roberts (1 episode, 1988)
Series Film Editing by
Judi Babcock (13 episodes, 1988)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laurie Crawford .... associate director (1 episode, 1988)
Series Sound Department
Scott Purdy .... re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Chuck Reinhart .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Cory Siddall .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Bill Whamond .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
David Roberts .... lyrics by / music performed by (1 episode, 1988)
Series Other crew
Dale Rechner .... facilities coordinator (13 episodes, 1988)

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30 min (26 episodes)


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
This show was awesome., 17 March 2004
Author: Adam (speedny7) from New York

OK, so I guess it was a lame concept and had bad acting, but there was something about this show that I just absolutely loved. Seeing pro wrestlers talk about life lessons is just so incredibly entertaining. I assume I'm one of about 45 people who have ever even seen this show, but hopefully someday they will bring the few episodes that exist back on the air so that people can see this show first hand. As far as I'm concerned, "Learning the Ropes" should have been a staple in American culture.

I also would like to say that its a shame that Lyle Alzado is no longer with us. His acting may not have been up to par, but he did have a certain charm that made him fun to watch. I believe that his acting career may have gotten bigger had it not been for his untimely death.

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