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

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Twin Peaks: :  -- An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.
Twin Peaks: :  -- Feb. 24 marks the day beloved homecoming queen Laura Palmer was found murdered in the surreal early-90s serial drama "Twin Peaks."

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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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 11 wins & 44 nominations See more »
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David Lynch's masterpiece See more (172 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 26 of 97)

Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

James Marshall ... James Hurley (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Jack Nance ... Pete Martell (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard (30 episodes, 1989-1991)

Kimmy Robertson ... Lucy Moran (29 episodes, 1989-1991)

Michael Horse ... Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill (28 episodes, 1989-1991)

Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell / ... (27 episodes, 1989-1991)

Harry Goaz ... Deputy Andy Brennan (26 episodes, 1989-1991)

Eric DaRe ... Leo Johnson (24 episodes, 1989-1991)

Wendy Robie ... Nadine Hurley (22 episodes, 1989-1991)

Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer (18 episodes, 1989-1991)

Sheryl Lee ... Maddy Ferguson / ... (18 episodes, 1989-1991)

Russ Tamblyn ... Dr. Lawrence Jacoby (16 episodes, 1989-1991)

Don S. Davis ... Maj. Garland Briggs (16 episodes, 1989-1991)

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

Gary Hershberger ... Mike Nelson (13 episodes, 1989-1991)

Grace Zabriskie ... Sarah Palmer (13 episodes, 1989-1991)
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Series Directed by
David Lynch (6 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1991)
David Lynch (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1991)
David Lynch .... executive producer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1991)
 
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, 1989-1990)
 
Series Casting by
Johanna Ray (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
 
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, 1989-1991)
 
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, 1989-1990)
Audrey Stanzler .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
C.P. 'Cass' Quitan .... property master (3 episodes, 1990)
Marc Fisichella .... set designer (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Adam Jenkins .... re-recording mixer (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1991)
Thomas DeGorter .... sound editor (11 episodes, 1991)
Holger M. Thiele .... sound mastering engineer: re-mix & master (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bob 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)
 
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)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Alessi .... grip (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Chris Byers .... best boy (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1990)
Beth Cotter .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Joseph Dunn .... electrician (7 episodes, 1990)
Ruurd M. Fenenga .... first assistant camera (7 episodes, 1990)
Jerry L. Mandley .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1991)
Cynthia Pusheck .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 1990)
Thomas Browne .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 1991)
 
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, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1990)
Robert Fong .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Location Management
Steve Share .... location manager (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Music Department
Angelo Badalamenti .... conductor / orchestrations (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
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, 1989-1991)
Joe Montrone .... supervising coordinator / production coordinator / ... (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Debby Trutnik .... assistant: David Lynch (30 episodes, 1989-1991)
Lori Tulli-Mitchell .... assistant to writers / production secretary (29 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paula K. Shimatsu-u .... unit publicist / assistant: Mark Frost (27 episodes, 1989-1991)
Sabrina S. Sutherland .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 1989-1991)
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)
Jennifer Goldsmith .... assistant accountant (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
Cara Mia Harris .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Suzanne Hargrove .... assistant: Gregg Fienberg (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)
 
Series Thanks
Kevin Young Jr. .... dedicated to the memory of (1 episode, 1990)
 

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Runtime:
47 min (29 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (Season 1) | Canada:14A (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) (Season 2) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (Season 1) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Czech Republic:15 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 (2014) (Blu-ray) | Finland:K-18 (2007) (DVD) (self applied) | Germany:16 | Hungary:16 | Iceland:12 | Ireland:15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:M18 (Blu-ray) | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pattern on the floor of the Black Lodge is an enlarged version of the pattern on the floor of the lobby of Henry's house in Eraserhead (1977), also directed by David Lynch. The pattern also appears on Leland Palmer's sport coat at the end of the first episode, as he dances with Laura's picture.See more »
Quotes:
James Hurley:When did you start smoking?
Donna Hayward:I smoke every once and a while. Helps relieve tension.
James Hurley:When did you get so tense?
Donna Hayward:When I started smoking.
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FAQ

What is the "European Pilot?"
A NOTE REGARDING THE FILM "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me."
Is Twin Peaks a real place?
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78 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
David Lynch's masterpiece, 9 February 2003
Author: Mike from St Louis, MO

I have to admit when I first watched the pilot episode of Twin Peaks a couple of years ago, I wasn't sure what to think. I knew about David Lynch, having recently seen Blue Velvet, and I knew he was a director that was on the outlandish side. I borrowed the rest of the series from a friend, and after I watched the first 3 or 4 episodes, I was still scratching my head. I thought the murder premise was well done but I kept asking myself "why are these characters so strange?"

However, as I got more into the series, I found myself obsessively hooked. The series, in it's own ominous way, was extremely funny and there were so many great one liners ("that's a damn good cup of coffee") and the characters kept you second guessing. Though some characters were obviously villains, others had intentions that were often indistinguishable.

As I relentlessly watched the show over a three week period, I found myself laughing out loud and being disturbed at the same time. Ben Horne's meltdown is one of the funniest things I have ever seen in any TV series, I chuckle just thinking about it. Only David Lynch could think of something that was so eccentric and funny at the same time.

So in the end, I must say I found this show endlessly amusing. Almost every person on the show has their own idiosyncrasy, appearances by future stars like Heather Graham and David Duchovny injected humor and depth into the show, and heck, there was a sheriff named Harry S Truman, what else do you need?

I am glad to see the first season is on DVD, I can't wait until the rest is released. I wish this show had been on much longer but it is such a bizarre show that I can understand why mainstream America did not understand it. I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone that likes TV shows which are light-hearted or straightforward. Be warned, the final episode is completely bizarre, and not necessarily funny.

As a whole, the show has a very alien feel to it and may chase many people away, but if you understand David Lynch's warped sense of humor and can see the sheer lunacy of the show, you will find it endlessly entertaining.

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