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Release Date:
20 August 1990 (USA) 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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60 min (12 episodes)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
TV to movies and back, 3 March 2010
Author: Aldo Renato from United States

From what I've read over the years, Parenthood was conceived as a series in the late 1980s but never got picked up by the networks. It was then turned into a movie and, after the movie was a hit, relaunched as a series...??!! The series came and went despite a great cast of TV actors (any couple can relate to Ed Begley Jr. and Jayne Atkinson as parents and/or William Windom and Sheila McRae as grandparents, not to mention Leonardo DiCaprio and Thora Birch among the children). Add into this Ron Howard and his partner Brian Grazer and at least five other people credited as executive producers. This show should've clicked as a series but it didn't...??!! 20 years later, it's back...different cast and the same producers...let's see what happens this time around!! This was a great series that should've worked. My wife and I saw the movie and every episode of the series and, as previously stated, we related to the Begley-Atkinson couple. Let's see if 20 years have changed things.

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