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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
12 September 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A TV-series about the life of the Thachers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming)... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
User Reviews:
One of the best television shows ever See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 93)

Bill Smitrovich ... Andrew 'Drew' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)

Patti LuPone ... Libby Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)

Chris Burke ... Charles 'Corky' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)

Kellie Martin ... Rebecca 'Becca' Thacher (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
Tracey Needham ... Paige Thacher (40 episodes, 1990-1993)

Chad Lowe ... Jesse McKenna (35 episodes, 1991-1993)
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Series Directed by
Michael Lange (16 episodes, 1991-1993)
Kim Friedman (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Rick Rosenthal (10 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Nankin (8 episodes, 1990-1993)
Larry Shaw (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jerry Jameson (4 episodes, 1989-1991)
Gene Reynolds (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Braverman (3 episodes, 1990-1992)
Georg Fenady (2 episodes, 1989-1992)
Mel Damski (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Nankin (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Charles Pratt Jr. (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Star Frohman (4 episodes, 1989-1991)

Michael Braverman (unknown episodes)
Toni Graphia (unknown episodes)
Joe Shulkin (unknown episodes)
Thania St. John (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Nankin .... producer / supervising producer / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1993)
Bruce Ettinger .... co-producer (38 episodes, 1991-1993)

Rick Rosenthal .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Braverman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
William Cairncross .... producer (unknown episodes)
Lorenzo DeStefano .... producer (unknown episodes)
R.W. Goodwin .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Thania St. John .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
William Olvis (31 episodes, 1991-1992)

Craig Safan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Joe Pennella (82 episodes, 1989-1993)

Irv Goodnoff (unknown episodes)
Bruce M. Pasternack (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jeanene Ambler (1 episode, 1989)
Barbara Pokras (1 episode, 1992)

Lorenzo DeStefano (unknown episodes)
Mallory Gottlieb (unknown episodes)
John Loeffler (unknown episodes)
Jim Stewart (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Deedee Bradley (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gregory A. Weimerskirch (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Carl Bailey .... head hair stylist (39 episodes, 1991-1993)
Kimberly Felix .... key makeup artist (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

Teresa M. Austin .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Vera Yurtchuk .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Jerram A. Swartz .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carol D. Bonnefil .... first assistant director / second assistant director (10 episodes, 1989-1990)

Mark Bashaar .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Dinah LeHoven .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Louis Race .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Jimmie Herron Jr. .... property master (11 episodes, 1990)

Dervon 'Von' Herron .... assistant property master (unknown episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Sound Department
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (61 episodes, 1990-1993)
Daniel P. Church .... boom operator (39 episodes, 1991-1993)
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising sound editor (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor (12 episodes, 1992-1993)

John Speak .... sound mixer / sound supervisor (unknown episodes, 1989-1991)
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes, 1992-1993)
Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Andrew Gilmore .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jim Hilton .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunt double / stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1992)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (2 episodes, 1991)

Charlie Brewer .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Laura Dash .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim McConnell .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Victor A. Shelehov .... best boy grip (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Malcolm Bryce .... lighting operator (5 episodes, 1991)
Adrian Licciardi .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1989-1991)

Jim Duggan .... best boy grip (unknown episodes, 1989-1992)
Glenn Corbett .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Robert Heine .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tom Jensen .... additional second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: props (unknown episodes)
Bruce M. Pasternack .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Sean Shinneman .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Ted Shinneman .... key grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Herrin .... set costumer (unknown episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marc Wielage .... digital colorist (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Marta Evry .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Craig Safan .... composer: end title theme (83 episodes, 1989-1993)
Doug Botnick .... scoring mixer (39 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robert Battaglia .... score mixer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

John Beal .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Suzanne Gangursky .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Bryce Zabel .... executive story editor (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
R. Ruddell Weatherwax .... animal trainer (4 episodes, 1989-1992)

Kaley Hummel .... chris burke's dialog coach (unknown episodes)
Keith McNulty .... cue cards (unknown episodes)
Errol Reichow .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Carol Riggins .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min | 60 min (83 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The theme song, The Beatles' "Ob La Di," which contains the line "Life goes on," was sung on the show by the cast members.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-DaSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the best television shows ever, 11 January 1999
Author: Ryan D. (ryand@nh.ultranet.com) from Nashua, New Hampshire

I remember watching my first prime time drama at the age of six years old with my mother and younger brother. My mother was a huge fan of "Life Goes On", the show which focuses on the Thatcher Family. She somehow got me so interested in the show that it became the first program I watched on a regularl basis. The story revolves around the two parents who guide their wayward daughter Paige, the blossoming Becca, and Charles, or Corky, their first and only downs-syndrome child. The breakout star of the show became Kellie Martin, whose portrayal of Becca captured the hearts of many awe-struck spectators every Sunday night on ABC. Her first boyfriend, Tyler, dies in a car crash and her second boyfriend was HIV positive. Words (and especially not mine) can not do this show justice. The emotion is just to pure and real that you feel Becca's pain over Jesse and vice versa. It was an incredible show. ABC, of course cancelled it in it's fourth season. "Life Goes On" and "My So-Called Life" will always be my favorite dramas for the 90's and I suppose I will always hate ABC for cutting them down in their prime. You can check out re-runs of the show if you get PAX and see a very different (and blond) Kellie Martin scrubbing for surgery on ER.

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