IMDb > "Saved by the Bell" (1989)
"Saved by the Bell"
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Saved by the Bell" (1989) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1989-1993

Photos (See all 121 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.0/10   21,170 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 61% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Saved by the Bell on IMDbPro.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
20 August 1989 (USA) See more »
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
6 wins & 26 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
My ultimate guilty pleasure See more (161 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 53)

Mark-Paul Gosselaar ... Zachary 'Zack' Morris / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Mario Lopez ... Albert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater / ... (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dustin Diamond ... Samuel 'Screech' Powers (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Lark Voorhies ... Lisa Turtle (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dennis Haskins ... Mr. Richard Belding / ... (82 episodes, 1989-1993)

Elizabeth Berkley ... Jessie Spano (75 episodes, 1989-1993)

Tiffani Thiessen ... Kelly Kapowski (74 episodes, 1989-1993)

Series Directed by
Don Barnhart (63 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gary Shimokawa (4 episodes, 1989)
Series Writing credits
Tom Tenowich (14 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ronald B. Solomon (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bennett Tramer (11 episodes, 1989-1992)
Peter Engel (10 episodes, 1989-1992)
Brett Dewey (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Jeffrey J. Sachs (9 episodes, 1989-1992)
Scott Spencer Gordon (5 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bob Colleary (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Larry Balmagia (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Michael Poryes (3 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mark Fink (2 episodes, 1989)

Sam Bobrick (unknown episodes)
Perry Dance (unknown episodes)
David Garber (unknown episodes)
Rob Hammersley (unknown episodes)
Lawrence H. Levy (unknown episodes)
Michael Sterdwick (unknown episodes)
Horace White (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Franco Bario .... producer / associate producer (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
Peter Engel .... executive producer (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
Marica Govons .... producer / series producer (32 episodes, 1989-1992)
Tom Tenowich .... supervising producer (32 episodes, 1989-1992)
Larry Balmagia .... producer (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Bob Colleary .... producer (13 episodes, 1990)
Sue Feyk .... assistant executive producer (2 episodes, 1989)

Bennett Tramer .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1992)
David Garber .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey J. Sachs .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Scott Gale (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
Rich Eames (53 episodes, 1990-1993)
Series Cinematography by
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Sheila Hall (86 episodes, 1989-1993)

Dick King (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Robin Lippin (85 episodes, 1989-1993)
Series Production Design by
Ken Johnson (3 episodes, 1989)
Series Art Direction by
Bente Christensen (3 episodes, 1989)

Josee Lemonnier (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Elizabeth Bass (86 episodes, 1989-1993)
Series Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup artist (60 episodes, 1989-1991)
Allison Woody .... make-up (60 episodes, 1990-1993)
Debbie Easton .... hair stylist (31 episodes, 1990-1992)
Sandy Bailey .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 1991-1993)
Diana Johnson .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 1992)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1991)
Pixie Schwartz .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1991)

Deborah Merle .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Valerie Scott .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Dorothy J. Bailey .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 1989)
Chris Conte .... senior unit manager (3 episodes, 1989)
Series Art Department
Andrew Evashchen .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tom Pearson .... boom operator (30 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeffrey C. Smith .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1989)

Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
John Bickelhaupt .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Richard Burns .... sound (unknown episodes)
David E. Fluhr .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Charlie McDaniel .... post-production sound (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Chuck Hughes .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 1992)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Donald A. Morgan .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1989)

Mike Denton .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Lew Friant .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Roy Holm .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Katherine Iacofano .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
David Johnson .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Timothy O'Neill .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
John Sizemore .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Dan Bernstein .... casting associate (1 episode, 1989)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Halperin .... set costumer (19 episodes, 1992-1993)

Philip Maldonado .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Scott Gale .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 1989)
Series Transportation Department
Buddy Hunter .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Penelope Gottlieb .... title designer: main titles (84 episodes, 1989-1993)
Joann Kamay .... stage manager / assistant to the producers (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Ollie Levy .... script coordinator (52 episodes, 1990-1993)
Susan Metrick .... executive assistant / assistant to the producers (52 episodes, 1990-1993)
Christi Probst .... assistant coordinator / assistant to the producers (47 episodes, 1990-1993)
Joanna Sucherman .... assistant to the producers (43 episodes, 1990-1993)
Todd J. Greenwald .... assistant to the producers (34 episodes, 1991-1993)
Matthew B. Morgan .... assistant to the producers (34 episodes, 1991-1993)
Mark Zawacki .... assistant to the producers (34 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jeannie Taylor .... script coordinator (33 episodes, 1989-1992)
Gib James .... assistant to the producers (32 episodes, 1990-1992)
Helie Lee .... script coordinator (27 episodes, 1991-1993)
Ed Clegg .... assistant to the producers (26 episodes, 1989-1992)
Christopher M. Padula .... assistant to the producers (24 episodes, 1989-1992)
Melissa Kievman .... assistant to the producers (23 episodes, 1991-1993)
Brett Dewey .... assistant to the producers (20 episodes, 1989-1992)
Pier Seymour .... assistant to the producers (20 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jeffrey Yerkes .... assistant to the producers / script coordinator (20 episodes, 1990-1992)
M. Alessandra Ascoli .... assistant to the producers (19 episodes, 1989-1992)
Dan Miller .... assistant to the producers (19 episodes, 1989-1992)
Ed Smith .... assistant to the producers (19 episodes, 1990-1992)
Vince Poxon .... stage manager (16 episodes, 1989)
Ronald B. Solomon .... script coordinator (13 episodes, 1989-1992)
Lauren Engel .... assistant to the producers (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Terrell Greene .... script coordinator (13 episodes, 1990)
Tina Keller .... assistant to the producers (13 episodes, 1990)
Cynthia Barrett .... assistant to the producers (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
Leif Sandaas .... assistant to the producers (11 episodes, 1990)
Rob Hammersley .... assistant to the producers (11 episodes, 1992)
Tony Soltis .... script coordinator (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Carter Blanchard .... assistant to the producers (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Roberta Risafi .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1990-1992)
Maria Henley .... stage manager / choreographer (8 episodes, 1989)
Dorrie E. Halperin .... script coordinator (7 episodes, 1989)
Jerry N. Siegel .... assistant to the producers (7 episodes, 1989)
Mike Vogler .... assistant to the producers (7 episodes, 1989)
Cara Giannini .... assistant to the producers (7 episodes, 1990-1992)
Jennifer Bures .... assistant to the producers (6 episodes, 1991)
Bethenny Frankel .... assistant to the producers (6 episodes, 1991)
Melinda Casey .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1989)
Larry Cafiero .... script coordinator (4 episodes, 1991)
Ellen Deutsch .... production associate (3 episodes, 1989)
Mark Fetterman .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 1989)
Henry Moreno .... technical director (3 episodes, 1989)
Bennett Tramer .... executive story editor / story editor (3 episodes, 1989)
Youree Henley .... assistant to the producers (3 episodes, 1990)
Scott Spencer Gordon .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1989)
Dean Simon .... assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1989)
Brian Good .... assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1991)
Jeff Krol .... assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1991)

Mark Arellano .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Cynthia Barrett .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Lisa DeBenedictis .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Debra Fasciano .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Scott Gorden .... executive script consultant (unknown episodes)
Chris Probst .... assistant to producers (unknown episodes)
Roberto Risafi .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Daryl Rowland .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey J. Sachs .... executive story consultant (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Sanders .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (90 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | UK:U (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-PG | USA:Unrated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

In every show the same classroom was used just rearranged for the subject being taughtSee more »
Zack:You know, I've finally found out the best thing about high school, once you graduate you don't have to come back.See more »
Movie Connections:
Did we ever have a chanceSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
52 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
My ultimate guilty pleasure, 20 August 2002
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

Saved by the Bell, wither you want to admit it or not, you have seen this show if you were a child of the 90's. While it had extremely cheesy and bad acting and horrible writing, it was a fun show for the kids and the pre-teens. I remember always dying of laughter when I watched this show when I was a kid on Saturday mornings. Screech to me was like Marlon Brando in The Godfather, I thought the whole cast was brilliant. Now I still watch this show as a grown up, I really can't help it, it's like a car accident, you know you shouldn't look, but you can't help it. I know the writing was very bad and the situations are beyond unrealistic, but I think the reason I love this show still is because of it's innocence.

The show had a good influence on kids, it sounds crazy, but it did deal with a lot of issues that most kids have to deal with school. While I admit that they acted like Jesse was on heroine when she was simply taking caffeine pills, it still tried it's best to show you to be a true original. The story is simple, just 6 teenagers going through their daily lives in Bayside High School. They deal with the daily pressures: homework, tests, love, drugs, popularity, and friendship. Together they deal with these pressures along with the help of their loving principal, Mr. Belding.

Each character was lovable in their own way. Zack who was the smooth talker and ruled Bayside who could get any girl he wanted. Slater who was the high school jock and Zack's best friend. Screech, Zack's other best friend, who was the geek of the high school. Kelly who is the hottie cheerleader of Bayside and Zack's love interest. Lisa who is the fashion icon of the group and is Screech's long time crush. And Jesse, the study addict goodie two-shoe's and is also the vice president of the student council.

While each the group isn't what normally clicked in high school, it still was a lot of fun to watch them because of how opposite they were. It was always so charming to see them work together, who wouldn't have wanted friends like them? True, the situations in the show are extremely unbelievable, the acting isn't up to par, and it's cheesy messages, this was always a pleasure to watch. You have to admit that sometimes it does bring a few laughs. I'm not afraid to admit it, I still enjoy watching this show and I think you will too, just have fun and admit it, there's something memorizing about it. Otherwise people wouldn't be talking about it still almost 20 years later.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (161 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Saved by the Bell" (1989)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Screech was suppose to be super smart right? liquidchaoss
Lark and Mark-Paul dating wildfire79
Why is it that Kelly pacersfanatic36
Slater's Sister donnayankee
Summer jobs timeline rbf08
Do you have a least favorite Tori episode? Blanche_Elizabeth_Devereaux
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"In Our Lives" Dazed and Confused Brick Easy A Porky's 3: Revenge
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button