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"My So-Called Life" (1994) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1994-1995

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My So-Called Life: :  -- Angela Chase begins new friendships at school.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Brian writes a letter to help Jordan win Angela back.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 19 -- Jordan Catalano asks Brian for help on what to say to win back Angela's affections.
My So-Called Life: Season 1: Episode 18 -- Rayanne accidentally handcuffs herself to the bed.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
25 August 1994 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the Greats See more (85 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 32)

Bess Armstrong ... Patty Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Wilson Cruz ... Rickie Vasquez (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Claire Danes ... Angela Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Devon Gummersall ... Brian Krakow (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

A.J. Langer ... Rayanne Graff (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Jared Leto ... Jordan Catalano (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Devon Odessa ... Sharon Cherski (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Lisa Wilhoit ... Danielle Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)

Tom Irwin ... Graham Chase (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Series Directed by
Mark Piznarski (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Winant (3 episodes, 1994)
Todd Holland (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Winnie Holzman (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jill Gordon (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Katims (3 episodes, 1994)
Ellen Herman (2 episodes, 1994-1995)

Series Produced by
Marshall Herskovitz .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Winnie Holzman .... co-executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Edward Zwick .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Scott Winant .... co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Monica Wyatt .... co-producer (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jill Gordon .... consulting producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Alan Poul .... producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Charles S. Carroll .... coordinating producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Brooke Kennedy .... producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Richard Kramer .... consulting producer (8 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Charlie Lieberman (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ernest Holzman (9 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ron Rosen (7 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robert Frazen (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Casting by
Jeff Greenberg (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Production Design by
Brandy Alexander (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Cate Bangs (8 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Barbara Cassel (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jan K. Bergstrom (4 episodes, 1994)
Michael W. Foxworthy (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Patrick R. Norris (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Makeup Department
Candy L. Walken .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Isabel Harkins .... makeup artist (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Production Management
Thomas H. Brodek .... executive in charge of production (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Elissa Loparco .... post-production executive (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Deirdre Paulino .... production supervisor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Arturs Rusis .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ron Mitchell .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Charles S. Carroll .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Jacobs .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Judith Moore .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Wendy Peterson .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 1994)
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sara Fischer .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Robert E. Knight .... scenic lead (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Laurie Dalton .... property master (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator (13 episodes, 1994)
Hilda Stark .... permanent sets (8 episodes, 1994)
Duke Tomasick .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant property master (4 episodes, 1995)
Eric A. Holst .... property master (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Bo Harwood .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Sherry Klein .... sound re-recording mixer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Patrick O'Sullivan .... supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Chris Hogan .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... chief lighting technician (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Stephen Thorp .... electrician (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Paul Threlkeld .... key grip (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Thomas Browne .... key grip (8 episodes, 1994)
P. Scott Sakamoto .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Casting Department
Mary Goldberg .... original casting (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Editorial Department
Aaron Lemos .... post-production assistant (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Levy .... colorist (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Hollyhart Galanoy .... post-production coordinator (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jim Page .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Anthony Scott .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jean Crupper .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 1994)
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Music Department
W.G. Snuffy Walden .... composer: theme (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
Patty von Arx .... music editor (8 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bill Myers .... transportation coordinator (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Other crew
Kathie Broyles .... title designer (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Debra Lovatelli .... assistant to executive producers (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jennifer Catalano .... assistant to co-executive producers (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Terry Edinger .... production accountant (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Katims .... story editor / executive story editor (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Gary Rieck .... script coordinator / assistant to co-executive producers (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
Diane Durant .... script supervisor (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jed Blaugrund .... assistant to executive producers (14 episodes, 1994)
Christopher Landry .... extras coordinator (12 episodes, 1994)
Diane Driscoll .... assistant to co-executive producers (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Enid L. Kantor .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Michael Mann .... location manager (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Clayton Miller .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ed Lippman .... assistant location manager (10 episodes, 1994)
Ron Dittman .... location manager (8 episodes, 1994)
Liberty Godshall .... executive story editor (8 episodes, 1994)
Mary Helfrich .... assistant to producer (8 episodes, 1994)
Cheri Jacobs .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1994)
Betsy Thomas .... story editor (8 episodes, 1994)
Robin Budd .... assistant to executive producers (5 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kristine Greco .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1994)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Thanks
Jennifer Catalano .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
Mary McMartin .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
Rebecca Smith .... special thanks (1 episode, 1994)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (19 episodes)
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Trivia:
So many fans protested the cancellation of this show that there was serious talk about reviving production. The talk ended when Claire Danes announced she was not able to work on the series again due to her film schedule.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Many sudden changes of clothes.See more »
Quotes:
[about sex]
Angela:I mean, I think about it... all the time, but...
Brian:Wait, you *think* about it all the time?
Angela:Brian! Yes! Shut up... guys don't have a monopoly on thinking about it.
Brian:They don't?
Angela:*No!*
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86 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
One of the Greats, 8 November 2002
Author: kinolieber

When seen in order, these 19 episodes form an amazingly rich chronicle of a year in the lives of Angela Chase, her high school friends and the adults in their lives. Writing this great rarely makes it into series television. As disappointing as it was when the show was cancelled after one year, the result was a self-contained almost novelistic tapestry of interwoven stories that stands alone as one of the finest depictions of adolescence and parenthood ever created for the screen.

One of the most distinctive threads that runs through the series is the way both children and adults deceive themselves about what they really want and need out of life. The drama and humor of the series often revolves around the struggle of the different characters to break through to their genuine selves.

Among many fine story lines, one standout is that of Rickie Vasquez, probably the first depiction of a gay teen on series television, and if not the first, certainly the most unapologetic. I could go on way too long about all the other moving, surprising, heartbreaking and ironic story lines, about the way characters are always surprising us with unexpected depths or insights or abilities, about the use of music, about the incredibly honest and unexploitative depiction of teenage sexuality, and about the performances, which are uniformly superb, even in the smallest roles. Best of all the show is so rich and crafted so brilliantly that it rewards repeated viewing.

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