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Writers:
Andrew Nicholls (created by)
Darrell Vickers (created by)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
19 September 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Otis Drexell is a corporate raider who is known for getting the deal done. He is then caught red handed for dodging taxes... See more »
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Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
What happened to Otis Drexell? See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 17)

Dabney Coleman ... Otis Drexell (18 episodes, 1991-1992)

Dakin Matthews ... Roscoe Davis (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Damian Cagnolatti ... Kenny Sanders (18 episodes, 1991-1992)

A.J. Langer ... Melissa Drexell (18 episodes, 1991-1992)

Brittany Murphy ... Brenda Drexell (18 episodes, 1991-1992)

Edie McClurg ... Principal Marilyn Ridge (17 episodes, 1991-1992)

Cleavant Derricks ... George Foster (17 episodes, 1991-1992)

Phil Buckman ... Slash (17 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jacqueline Donnelly ... Bernadette (17 episodes, 1991-1992)
Matthew Slowik ... Lionel (17 episodes, 1991-1992)

Jason Biggs ... Willie Trancas (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Heidi Zeigler ... Nicole Finnigan (14 episodes, 1991-1992)

Matthew Lawrence ... Walker (11 episodes, 1991-1992)

Randy Graff ... Principal Francine E. Itkin (7 episodes, 1991)
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Series Directed by
Matthew Diamond (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Nicholls (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Darrell Vickers (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Bill Boulware (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Wayne Kline (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ralph Farquhar (2 episodes, 1991)
George Zateslo (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Tom Moore .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Phil Kellard .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Alan Padula .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Ralph Farquhar .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Rich Eames (2 episodes, 1991)
Scott Gale (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mikel Neiers (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jesse Hoke (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Casting by
Eileen Mack Knight (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Design by
David Sackeroff (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jennifer Polito (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pixie Schwartz .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1991)
Michael Stein .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mikki Capparelli .... associate director (2 episodes, 1991)
Jesse Hoke .... associate director (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Art Department
Greg Gneier .... set designer (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jay Miller .... property (2 episodes, 1991)
Craig S. Sulli .... property (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Sound Department
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1991)

Greg Orrante .... sound: A2 (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Al Goto .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Faigh .... camera operator (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
Gary Sager .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1991)
Eric Clay .... senior video (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim Jensen .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1991)
Dana Ross Martin .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1991)
Rob Palmer .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1991)
Jacque E. Wallace .... key grip (2 episodes, 1991)

Richard J. Lee Jr. .... set lighting technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Andria Mack .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Glen Bradley .... costumer (1 episode, 1991)
Jay Caplan .... costumer (1 episode, 1991)
Toni Lombardo-Picciolo .... costumer (1 episode, 1991)
Diane McCloskey .... costumer (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Music Department
Kurt Farquhar .... composer: theme music (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Other crew
Wayne Kline .... executive script consultant (13 episodes, 1991-1992)
Eric Brand .... story editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Dabney Coleman .... executive consultant (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim Herzfeld .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1991)
Andrew Kantola .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1991)
Dennis Klein .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1991)
Robert Kurtz .... story editor (2 episodes, 1991)
Andrew Nicholls .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1991)
Judy Roesch .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1991)
Darrell Vickers .... creative consultant (2 episodes, 1991)
Ben Weiss .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1991)
Nina Wolfson .... technical director (2 episodes, 1991)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
On the wall of Drexell's classroom a progression of American flags is shown from 1776 to the year 2000. The year 2000 shows a flag of Japan. This raised a tremendous controversy with World War II veterans groups who claimed that, even in jest, it was in very poor taste.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What happened to Otis Drexell?, 25 November 2003
Author: edmundmuskie from America

I remember watching this show, I have always been a big fan of character actor Dabney Coleman, and I thought he was funny here. Now I will admit I was real young when I watched it and I thought it was real funny. In this show appropriately enough brash con-artist Dabney Coleman was an elementary school teacher who was a former criminal.

As was many FOX shows at the time it was very interesting. He would play scams on his students, scam with his students, and would always argue with his principals. When I was young I thought this was great. I am older now and a lot of people I know did not like this show. I thought it was funny, and I would like to see it again to see if it was as funny as I remember it to be.

The supporting cast was capable. Character actor Dakin Matthews was excellent as a much more prim and proper teacher with better students, while Cleavant Derricks was the Physical Education teacher, and one of Drexell's best friends. I suppose the problem with the show was the format changed to much.

The show went from a classroom comedy to a home comedy with the action shifting to Drexell's home life more and to one of Drexell's daughter's boyfriends, Slash. The classroom was funnier, and it should of stayed there. Still the show had some funny moments. Also of note Jason Biggs got his start here, and I first saw Brittany Murphy on this show. I would like to see this show again just for kicks anyway.

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