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"Twin Peaks" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1990-1991

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Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 21 -- Windom Earle sets his sites on the Miss Twin Peaks contest. Lucy chooses a father for her baby. Leo is punished when he frees Major Briggs. Cooper unlocks the key to entering the Black Lodge. Annie and Dale make a commitment to each other.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 22 -- Agent Cooper follows Windom Earle and Annie into the depths of the Black Lodge. Big Ed and Norma get a shock when Nadine suffers head trauma. Andrew and Pete unlock Eckhardt's final box while Audrey stages her act of civil disobedience.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 20 -- Bobby and Shelly reaffirm their love. Cooper calls Shelly, Donna and Audrey together to warn them about Earle. Briggs shows Cooper a tape of Windom Earle making a report on his quest for the Black Lodge.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 19 -- Cooper and company find the mysterious petroglyph. Windom Earle befriends a rock and roll youth, and tells him tales of places called the White and Black Lodge. Pete helps Catherine open the first puzzle box.
Twin Peaks: Season 2: Episode 18 -- Harry is attacked by Jones in his sleep. Audrey and Wheeler begin a relationship. Gordon Cole returns with a report that Windom Earle worked with Major Briggs on Project Bluebook. Cole reinstates Cooper in the FBI.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
8 April 1990 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.
Plot:
An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 42 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Everyone's Talking About It. The Talk Is Good and Bad. It Definitely Strikes a Nerve. See more (143 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 96)

Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

James Marshall ... James Hurley (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (29 episodes, 1990-1991)

Michael Horse ... Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill (28 episodes, 1990-1991)

Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell / ... (27 episodes, 1990-1991)

Harry Goaz ... Deputy Andy Brennan (26 episodes, 1990-1991)

Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson (24 episodes, 1990-1991)

Wendy Robie ... Nadine Hurley (22 episodes, 1990-1991)

Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer (18 episodes, 1990-1991)

Sheryl Lee ... Madeleine 'Maddy' Ferguson / ... (18 episodes, 1990-1991)

Russ Tamblyn ... Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (16 episodes, 1990-1991)

Don S. Davis ... Maj. Garland Briggs (16 episodes, 1990-1991)

Chris Mulkey ... Hank Jennings (13 episodes, 1990-1991)

Gary Hershberger ... Mike Nelson (13 episodes, 1990-1991)

Grace Zabriskie ... Sarah Palmer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Series Directed by
David Lynch (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lesli Linka Glatter (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Caleb Deschanel (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Duwayne Dunham (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Hunter (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Todd Holland (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tina Rathborne (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Frost (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Lynch (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Harley Peyton (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Engels (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Pullman (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tricia Brock (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Frost (2 episodes, 1990-1991)

Series Produced by
Mark Frost .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Lynch .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gregg Fienberg .... supervising producer / producer (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Philip Carr Neel .... associate producer / co-producer (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Harbert .... coordinating producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Harley Peyton .... producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert D. Simon .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Engels .... co-producer (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Wentworth .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti (30 episodes, 1990-1991)

David Slusser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank Byers (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jonathan P. Shaw (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul Trejo (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Toni Morgan (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Duwayne Dunham (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting by
Johanna Ray (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard Hoover (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Art Direction by
Okowita (18 episodes, 1990)
Daniel Proett (9 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Kerry Oaksmith (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Brian Kasch (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sara Markowitz (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Annette E. Fabrizi .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Carla Rosetto Fabrizi .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Linda Vallejo .... hair assistant / makeup assistant / ... (25 episodes, 1990-1991)

Andy Schoneberg .... age makeup artist: Kyle Maclachlan (unknown episodes)
Heba Thorisdottir .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Gregg Fienberg .... production manager (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert D. Simon .... unit production manager (25 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Wentworth .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tim Harbert .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deepak Nayar .... second assistant director / first assistant director (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Randy N. Barbee .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Christopher T. Gerrity .... second assistant director / first assistant director (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Martha L. Mericka .... second second assistant director (10 episodes, 1991)
Carl Beyer .... third assistant director (7 episodes, 1990)
Robert D. Simon .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Art Department
Keith Cox .... construction coordinator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
David E. Robinson .... lead painter / property master (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jula Bell .... art department coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dort Clark .... carpenter (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeffrey Moore .... property master (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Robinson .... property assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stephen Gibson .... props (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Thurman .... set dresser (7 episodes, 1990)
Allan Johnson .... gang boss (5 episodes, 1990)
Audrey Stanzler .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1990)
C.P. 'Cass' Quitan .... property master (3 episodes, 1990)
Marc Fisichella .... set designer (2 episodes, 1990)

Jon Danniells .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Thomas C. James .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Don Summer .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Pat McCormick .... sound editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard F.W. Davis .... sound editor / sound effects editor (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Thomas DeGorter .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1991)
Walter Gorey .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1990)
Walter Hoylman .... sound mixer (7 episodes, 1990)
Steve Sollars .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1990)
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 1990)
John Haeny .... sound editor / sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1990)
Michael L. DePatie .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990)

Tom Caton .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Christopher Harvengt .... sound designer / sound editor (unknown episodes)
Clive Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert E. McCarthy .... special effects coordinator / special effects foreman (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mark F. Hill .... technical director (1 episode, 1990)
Raul Fernandez .... animation (1 episode, 1991)

Helena Packer .... digital compositor: Encore (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
A. Michael Lerner .... stunt player / stunt double / ... (4 episodes, 1990)
Jon H. Epstein .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1991)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts / utility stunts (2 episodes, 1990)
Hannah Kozak .... utility stunts (1 episode, 1991)

Roydon Clark .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Alessi .... grip (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Byers .... best boy (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael K. Davis .... best boy electrician / lighting technician (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dan Kneece .... Steadicam operator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robert Ferrara .... gaffer (28 episodes, 1990-1991)
Irv Katz .... key grip / gaffer (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bill Brao .... first assistant camera (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rick Drapkin .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lex DuPont .... camera operator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Jeffrey De La Rosa .... lighting technician (9 episodes, 1990)
Joe Kelly .... key grip (8 episodes, 1990)
Beth Cotter .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Joseph Dunn .... electrician (7 episodes, 1990)
Rudy M. Fenenga Jr. .... first assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Jerry L. Mandley .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1991)
Cynthia Pusheck .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1990)

Ron Bahara .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Elaine J. Huzzar .... casting associate / casting assistant (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Johanna Ray .... original casting (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurie Hudson .... costume supervisor (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Zoe Hale .... costumer (5 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
Deborah Gavlak .... assistant editor / assistant film editor (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Brown .... post-production associate / post-production assistant (27 episodes, 1990-1991)
Drew Marsh .... telecine colorist (26 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bob Allen .... apprentice film editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elizabeth Fox .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Bambi Sickafoose .... apprentice film editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ken Blackwell .... assistant film editor / assistant editor / ... (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alexis Seymour .... assistant film editor / first assistant editor (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Terilyn A. Shropshire .... assistant film editor (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alison M. Howard .... apprentice editor (5 episodes, 1990)
Brian Berdan .... assistant editor / associate editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Robert Fong .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Jenny Hicks .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
John Refoua .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Pamela Reisenleiter .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1990)
John Wentworth .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor / orchestrations (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lori L. Eschler .... music editor (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kinny Landrum .... synthesizer (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rickio Woods .... assistant music editor (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Haydn Bendall .... music recording engineer (7 episodes, 1990)
Alexis Seymour .... assistant music editor (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Transportation Department
Steve Boyd .... transportation coordinator (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Greg Van Dyke .... transportation captain (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Other crew
Nowell Grossman .... production controller / production accountant (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joe Montrone .... supervising coordinator / production coordinator / ... (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Debby Trutnik .... assistant: David Lynch (30 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lori Tulli-Mitchell .... assistant to writers / production secretary (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paula K. Shimatsu-u .... unit publicist / assistant: Mark Frost (27 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sabrina S. Sutherland .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Desdemona Bandini .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Emily Fincher .... assistant: Gregg Fienberg (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barry Gremillion .... location liaison (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lauren McAuliffe .... production secretary (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Sclimenti .... production assistant (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kim L. Wilson .... assistant: Mark Frost (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Connie Dolph .... production accountant (15 episodes, 1990-1991)
Cori Glazer .... script supervisor (11 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elizabeth Porter .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1991)
Suzanne Hargrove .... assistant: Gregg Fienberg (7 episodes, 1990)
Cara Mia Harris .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1990)
Steve Share .... location manager (7 episodes, 1990)
Robb Hastigan .... production accountant (7 episodes, 1991)
Robert Engels .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1990)
Jane Goldsmith .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1990)
Craig MacLachlan .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1990)
Judi Townsend .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1990)
Gaye Pope .... publicist (3 episodes, 1991)
Mary Sweeney .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1990)

Jay Shapiro .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
D. Gunther Tarampi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Kevin Young Jr. .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1990)
 

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47 min (29 episodes)
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Trivia:
This series is notorious for having one of the most torrid productions in television history. Though a major cult phenomenon and a ratings smash in the first year, the series was abruptly canceled in its second season. Both Mark Frost and David Lynch attribute this to ABC's constant changing of the show's time slot, as well as the network insisting that the murderer of Laura Palmer be revealed. Lynch also was unable to focus his full attention on the show in its second year, as he was promoting Wild at Heart (1990) at the time. After the Palmer murder was solved, ratings plummeted, and though Lynch returned to the series full time with the intention of further exploring the origins of Laura's killer, ABC canceled the series. The cable network BRAVO then tried to revive the show, even hiring 'David Lynch' to film new scenes for episodes in syndication. Still, audience interest waned. As of 2007, despite the release of the tie-in feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), high sales on DVD and several fan attempts to revive the series, David Lynch has resisted any attempt to do so.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The fact that there was a year's gap between the filming of the pilot episode and the first season's episode is evident in the different hairstyles sported by some of the cast. Although only a night is meant to have passed between the episodes, James Hurley, Sheriff Truman, and Deputy Brennan all have shorter haircuts by the next day. Donna Hayward, Catherine Martell and Audrey Horne (in particular) all have noticeably longer hair by the next day.See more »
Quotes:
Major Briggs:Achievement is its own reward, pride obscures it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Inside the Whore (2012)See more »

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155 out of 184 people found the following review useful.
Everyone's Talking About It. The Talk Is Good and Bad. It Definitely Strikes a Nerve., 31 October 2003
Author: tfrizzell from United States

Stunning and explosive, completely misunderstood by many when it ran from 1990-1991 and definitely trail-blazing for the art of television production, "Twin Peaks" is one of those could-have-been, should-have-been television series that ended up being remarkable anyway. A teenage girl (Sheryl Lee) is murdered. A strange police detective (Kyle MacLachlan) is brought in to solve the mystery as the local police just cannot cope with the crime. Strange situations continue to pop up all over the landscape of the titled Pacific Northwestern town though and it becomes sadly apparent that the crime will likely never be solved. Side-stories galore confuse and intrigue and the viewer is left wondering, "Does this have anything to do with the initial crime?". Then just when you think the puzzle is about solved, total chaos strikes with whacked dream sequences that make you question your own sanity. What is really happening in the town and do we really want to know or are we happier letting the mystery suck us in? "Twin Peaks" was created by David Lynch (arguably the finest American film-maker, along with Martin Scorsese, living today) and over two very abbreviated seasons (only 29 total episodes) television reached an age that may never be experienced again. At the time many (perhaps myself included) did not know what to make of the show and even more panned it completely. The fact that the series did not really end the way it should have is sad, but in another way it just adds to the legends and myths involved here. There were eight writers on this series and a mind-blowing 15 different directors (Lynch did some of the work and even Diane Keaton got an opportunity to add to the program). Performers like Ray Wise, Piper Laurie, Joan Chen, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Russ Tamblyn and Madchen Amick appear, disappear and re-appear so frequently that you become confused as to what their roles in the show truly are. Monumental, gigantic, legendary, interesting, dominant and definitely thought-provoking, "Twin Peaks" is one of those television shows that amazes and dazzles with its highly unique brand of commentary. Followed by a theatrical movie ("Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me") in 1992 that was made to answer the questions presented throughout the program, it was also sadly misunderstood by most in the viewing public (even being rubbished by some who loved the series). A real gem in the history of television art. 5 stars out of 5.

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