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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
10 January 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up). Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Positively addictive See more (22 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 50 of 59)

Olympia Dukakis ... Anna Madrigal (6 episodes, 1993)

Donald Moffat ... Edgar Halcyon (6 episodes, 1993)

Chloe Webb ... Mona Ramsey (6 episodes, 1993)

Laura Linney ... Mary Ann Singleton (6 episodes, 1993)

Marcus D'Amico ... Michael Tolliver (6 episodes, 1993)

Billy Campbell ... Jon Fielding (6 episodes, 1993)

Thomas Gibson ... Beauchamp Day (6 episodes, 1993)

Paul Gross ... Brian Hawkins (6 episodes, 1993)

Barbara Garrick ... DeDe Halcyon Day (6 episodes, 1993)

Nina Foch ... Frannie Halcyon (5 episodes, 1993)
Country Joe McDonald ... Joaquin (4 episodes, 1993)

Parker Posey ... Connie Bradshaw (4 episodes, 1993)
Syd Straw ... Laurel (4 episodes, 1993)
Kevin Sessums ... Peter Cipriani (4 episodes, 1993)

Cynda Williams ... D'orothea Wilson (4 episodes, 1993)

Stanley DeSantis ... Norman Neal Williams (3 episodes, 1993)

Paul Dooley ... Herb Tolliver (3 episodes, 1993)

Meagen Fay ... Binky Gruen (3 episodes, 1993)

Michael Jeter ... Carson Callas (3 episodes, 1993)

Belita Moreno ... Alice Tolliver (3 episodes, 1993)

Ian McKellen ... Archibald Anson Gidde (3 episodes, 1993)

Edie Adams ... Ruby Miller (2 episodes, 1993)

Robert Downey Sr. ... Edgar's Doctor (2 episodes, 1993)

Stephanie Faracy ... Candi Moretti (2 episodes, 1993)
Lou Liberatore ... Chuck (2 episodes, 1993)

Mary Kay Place ... Prue Giroux (2 episodes, 1993)
Meadow Sisto ... Cheryl Moretti (2 episodes, 1993)

McLean Stevenson ... Booter Manigault (2 episodes, 1993)

Paul Bartel ... Charles Hillary Lord (2 episodes, 1993)

David Brisbin ... Lemon Candles (2 episodes, 1993)
Vicky Preston Brown ... Opera Singer (2 episodes, 1993)

Lance Loud ... William Deveraux Hill III (2 episodes, 1993)

Lou Cutell ... Herb Siegel (2 episodes, 1993)

Bob Mackie ... Richard Evan Hampton (2 episodes, 1993)

Darin Heames ... Skate Guy (2 episodes, 1993)
Carolyn Lowery ... Hillary (2 episodes, 1993)

Janeane Garofalo ... Coppola Woman (2 episodes, 1993)

Michael McFall ... Michael's Friend (2 episodes, 1993)
Gender ... Drag Queen (2 episodes, 1993)

Philip Moon ... Lionel Wong (2 episodes, 1993)
Mother Love ... Motherly Waitress (2 episodes, 1993)
Tom Alan Robbins ... Supermarket Creep (2 episodes, 1993)

Sam Moore ... Preacher (2 episodes, 1993)
Amy Ryder ... Frieda (2 episodes, 1993)

Don Novello ... Father Sarducci (2 episodes, 1993)
Hank Stratton ... Robert (2 episodes, 1993)
Howard Platt ... Mr. Wilson (2 episodes, 1993)

Kelvin Han Yee ... Taxi Driver (2 episodes, 1993)

Rod Steiger ... Bookshop Owner (2 episodes, 1993)
Steve Cassidy ... Bar Patron / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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Series Directed by
Alastair Reid (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Kramer (6 episodes, 1993)
Armistead Maupin (6 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Richard Kramer .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Matthew Loze .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Armistead Maupin .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Alan Poul .... producer / producer: U.S. (6 episodes, 1993)
Antony Root .... supervising producer / producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Sigurjon Sighvatsson .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1993)
Robert Del Valle .... line producer (5 episodes, 1993)

Peter Ansorge .... commissioning editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John E. Keane (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Gamble (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Casting by
John S. Lyons (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Production Design by
Victoria Paul (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Direction by
Lee Mayman (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Joyce Anne Gilstrap (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Molly Maginnis (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Richard Arias .... makeup supervisor / key makeup artist (6 episodes, 1993)
Tom Brumberger .... makeup artist: Ms. Dukakis (6 episodes, 1993)
Jeffrey Sacino .... hair stylist / key hair stylist (6 episodes, 1993)
Sheryl Blum .... make-up and hair (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Production Management
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1993)
Robert Del Valle .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1993)
Jane Frazer .... executive in charge of production (6 episodes, 1993)
Scott Carleton .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1993)
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1993)
John P. Melfi .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Faul .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1993)
Hilarie Jutras .... dga trainee (6 episodes, 1993)
David Spitzer .... second second assistant director (6 episodes, 1993)
Judith Vogelsang .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1993)
Cindy Friederich .... additional second second assistant director: San Francisco (4 episodes, 1993)
Cindy Friederich .... additional second second assistant director: San Francisco (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Michael S. Day .... property master / prop master (6 episodes, 1993)
Peter Hoobyar .... set dresser (6 episodes, 1993)
Barbara Munch .... decorator: San Francisco / set decorator: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Maya Shimoguchi .... set designer (6 episodes, 1993)
Louisa Bonnie .... art department coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
Stephen Camp .... assistant prop master (5 episodes, 1993)
Christopher Harwood .... lead man (5 episodes, 1993)
Gilbert Johnquest .... on-set painter / on-set dresser (5 episodes, 1993)
Michael Malone .... on-set dresser (5 episodes, 1993)
David McKlveen .... construction foreman / construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
Pat Morache .... lead scenic painter (5 episodes, 1993)
Gary E. Roloff .... lead man: San Francisco (5 episodes, 1993)
Afsaneh Boutorabi .... assistant set decorator (4 episodes, 1993)
Afsaneh Boutorabi .... assistant set decorator (4 episodes, 1993)
David Elliott .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 1993)
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser (4 episodes, 1993)
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman (3 episodes, 1993)

J. Michael Davis .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Robert L. Peden .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike Dowson .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1993)
Nigel Galt .... digital sound editor (6 episodes, 1993)
Stefan Henrix .... digital sound editor (6 episodes, 1993)
Steve Powell .... sound mixer: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Jim Stuebe .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 1993)
Moe Chamberlain .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1993)
Gary Dowling .... boom operator: San Francisco (5 episodes, 1993)
Ross Adams .... supervising sound editor (3 episodes, 1993)
Brian Saunders .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1993)

David Diamond .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Reed Altman .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1993)
James Babineaux .... best boy (6 episodes, 1993)
Carolyn Chen .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1993)
Steve Condiotti .... gaffer: San Francisco / gaffer: San Francisco unit (6 episodes, 1993)
Jack English .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1993)
Kristin R. Glover .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1993)
Tom Harjo .... key grip (6 episodes, 1993)
Don L. Henderson .... key grip: San Francisco unit / key grip: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Stephen Lighthill .... photographer: second unit / second unit photography: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Stephen B. Martinez .... best boy grip / second company grip (6 episodes, 1993)
Alexander Reid .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 1993)
Elizabeth Ziegler .... steadicam operator (6 episodes, 1993)
David Aquino .... second assistant camera: San Francisco (5 episodes, 1993)
Clarence Brown .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 1993)
Beth Cotter .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 1993)
Scott Graves .... lamp operator (5 episodes, 1993)
Patrick Riley .... first assistant camera: San Francisco (5 episodes, 1993)
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer (5 episodes, 1993)
Stefanie Rosen .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 1993)
Stephanie Rosen .... second assistant camera (4 episodes, 1993)

Kevin Mulvey .... grip (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Laura Folger .... casting: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Davia Nelson .... casting: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Christine Sheaks .... casting associate (6 episodes, 1993)

David Diamond .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna D. Casey .... assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 1993)
Suzanne Cranfill .... wardrobe assistant (5 episodes, 1993)
Timothy A. Wonsik .... costumer / set costumer (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Rae .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 1993)
Sally Dixon .... post-production supervisor: UK / post production supervisor: UK (5 episodes, 1993)
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor: UK / post production supervisor: UK (5 episodes, 1993)
Darci Rose .... post-production coordinator: UK / post production coordinator: US (5 episodes, 1993)
Christina de la Bedoyere .... post-production assistant (4 episodes, 1993)
Christina de la Bedoyere .... post production assistant (4 episodes, 1993)
Steve Carleton .... post-production supervisor: US (4 episodes, 1993)
Steven Carleton .... post-production supervisor: US (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Location Management
Ron Dittman .... location manager (6 episodes, 1993)
Brian O. Haynes .... location manager (6 episodes, 1993)
Ellen Lent .... location manager / location manager: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Paul Gerhardt .... location consultant: San Francisco (5 episodes, 1993)
Lisa Sanders .... assistant location manager (5 episodes, 1993)

Cynthia Connolly .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Lung .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Francesca Prada .... location assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Bob Last .... music supervisor (6 episodes, 1993)

Brian L. McCarty .... music coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
David Pappas .... transportation captain: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator (6 episodes, 1993)
John Conte .... co-transportation captain / transportation co-captain (5 episodes, 1993)
Lee Sanders .... transportation captain (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Other crew
Blair Judson .... coordinator: San Francisco / production coordinator: San Francisco (6 episodes, 1993)
W. Mark McNair .... production accountant / production auditor (6 episodes, 1993)
John P. Melfi .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1993)
Miles Mogulescu .... legal services / production attorney (6 episodes, 1993)
Sarah Trowse .... production accountant: UK / production auditor: UK (6 episodes, 1993)
Annie Welles .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1993)
Robin Campbell .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
Gail Duncan .... assistant coordinator (5 episodes, 1993)
Angela Morrison .... production attorney (5 episodes, 1993)
Rick Ziegler .... assistant to the producers / assistant to producers (5 episodes, 1993)
Cecily Jordan .... assistant coordinator: San Francisco (4 episodes, 1993)
Cecily Jordan .... assistant coordinator: San Francisco (3 episodes, 1993)
Rob McEntegart .... production legal (3 episodes, 1993)

Emilio Hurmuziou .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ron Roggé .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Terry Anderson .... thanks (6 episodes, 1993)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
360 min (6 parts)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Heather Graham, Ashley Judd, Cynthia Nixon and 'Maria Portillo' were all considered for the role of Mary Ann.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During all scenes relating to the Palace of the Legion of Honor, Mary Ann's boots alternate between being black and red versions of the same shoes.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Mary Ann's Mother:Hellooo?
Mary Ann Singleton:Mom, It's me.
Mary Ann's Mother:What's the matter did you miss your plane?
Mary Ann Singleton:No. I didn't
Mary Ann's Mother:You know darling we were just talking about you...
Mary Ann Singleton:Would you call Mr. Lassiter and say I won't be in on Monday?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kabluey (2007)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Positively addictive, 8 August 1999
Author: andrew brown (andrewjbrown@earthlink.net) from Van Nuys, California

This funny, ironic and surprising mini-series will have you hooked from the very start. A stellar cast (including then-unknown Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Bill Campbell) brings to life the book by Armistead Maupin. Much has been made of the sex and nudity, but it's relatively tame compared to most movies. (It was originally shown on PBS--PBS!) The first part is somewhat slow, but it really picks up in part two. Although many of the main characters are gay, anyone who has ever found themselves looking for love in the big city can definitely relate. Most memorable moments: Michael entering an underwear dancing contest and DeeDee's hilarious visit to a fat farm for the rich and famous. Also, don't miss Thomas Gibson's turn as a lecherous husband, pre-"Dharma and Greg".

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