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Release Date:
20 August 1990 (USA) See more »
Based on the 1989 Ron Howard film of the same name.
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3 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [15])

Ed Begley Jr. ... Gil Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Jayne Atkinson ... Karen Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Max Elliott Slade ... Kevin Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Thora Birch ... Taylor Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Zachary La Voy ... Justin Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Maryedith Burrell ... Helen Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Bess Meyer ... Julie Buckman Hawks (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

David Arquette ... Tod Hawks (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Leonardo DiCaprio ... Garry Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Ober ... Nathan Merrick (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Susan Norman ... Susan Buckman Merrick (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Ivyann Schwan ... Patty Merrick (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mary Jackson ... Great Grandma Greenwell (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sheila MacRae ... Marilyn Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

William Windom ... Frank Buckman (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Directed by
Allan Arkush (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Matia Karrell (2 episodes, 1990)
Alan Myerson (2 episodes, 1990)
Betty Thomas (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Writing credits
David Tyron King (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joss Whedon (3 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
David Tyron King .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1990-1991)

Allan Arkush .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Ron Howard .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sascha Schneider .... producer (unknown episodes)
Joss Whedon .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Neil Mandelberg (1 episode, 1990)

Joanne D'Antonio (unknown episodes)
Briana London (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Jane Jenkins (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Garreth Stover (11 episodes, 1990-1991)

Curtis A. Schnell (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Cynthia Cruz .... key makeup artist (1 episode, 1990)

Vera Yurtchuk .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Lawrence .... key second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Dervon 'Von' Herron .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (4 episodes, 1990)
David John West .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 1990)

Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Michael T. Ryan .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mollie S. Mallinger .... second assistant camera (1 episode, 1990)

Howard Block .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Sara Burton .... assistant location manager (1 episode, 1990)
Series Transportation Department
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain (4 episodes, 1990)
Terry Mack .... production driver (2 episodes, 1990)

Dan Romero .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Randy White .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Yuell Newsome .... film librarian / stock librarian (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Walter von Huene .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1990-1991)

Emily Rice .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth Tompkins .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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60 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Can this really be the only comment?, 26 March 2005
Author: jewoods ( from Hollywood, CA

Seriously, can this really be the only comment? This was a short-lived TV show but it was from a very good, popular movie. I just watched the premiere episode today on an old tape I dug up and it really wasn't that bad. In fact, this had the basics of a popular long running show. The first thing, this was a 60 minute serio-comedy, not a 30 minute sitcom (with laugh track) as reported here on IMDb. If anything this show was either ahead of it's time and/or just ill-timed. But a meaty one hour format with a large ensemble cast (this one spanning 4 generations) with thoughtful relevant writing seems to be the way things have gone since then if you think about it. Looking backwards at this one it had a pretty nifty cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Thora Birch, David Arquette and of course Ed Begley Jr. If you ever see an episode you'll recognize some of the other faces too. Maybe the problem was the "Parenthood" name. A whole new name and tack might have given this show the extra push it needed to build a little following. I doubt if this show will ever rear it's head again but I thought it was good enough to warrant AT LEAST ONE COMMENT!

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