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Party of Five 

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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles ... See full summary »
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 Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998
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 Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998


Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles of life in general. Written by <arei@ccs.neu.edu>

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Drama | Family


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Release Date:

12 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Za istim stolom  »

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(142 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Tara Strong auditioned for the role of Julia Salinger. Her roommate at the time, Neve Campbell, got the part. Strong went on to guest star as Lorna in the second episode of the first season. See more »


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Great TV Teen Drama
24 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Party Of Five has had it's fair share of problems. The first two seasons were so poorly rated that Fox nearly pulled the plug after both seasons, but then, in the third season, the popularity of the show skyrocketed until it became one of the highest-rating teen shows ever. Then everyone got sick (the characters I mean), Jennifer Love Hewitt left to do a spin-off which flopped, and Fox finally cancelled both Party Of Five and Beverly Hills, 90210 in January 2000.

But anyway, the show itself was very good. Although the show mainly consisted of the main characters crying (what would you expect from a show that started out as a family who's parents are killed by a Mack truck?) the cast were always praised for the portrayals of the orphaned Salinger family.

Matthew Fox played Charlie, the eldest of the 5. Fox didn't really have much success before or after the show ended. Scott Wolf played Bailey, the resident heart-throb. Scott appeared in White Squall and Double Dragon was admired by the female fans of the show, despite him being vertically challenged.

Neve Campbell played middle sister Julia. I think Neve was the best actor on the show, and has managed to pull off roles in a diverse range of films like the 'Scream' horror trilogy, disco flick '54', the bad girl in 'Wild Things', ditzy girlfriend in 'Three To Tango', and a witch in 'The Craft'. Neve is a brilliant young actress who is getting better with every role.

Younger sister Claudia was acted out by Lacey Chabert. Although many said her voice was whiny, Lacey grew up on the show and has had her own animated series 'The Wild Thornberrys' aswell as voicing a lion cub in 'The Lion King 2' (along with Neve) aswell as starring in the 1998 flick 'Lost In Space'.

The fifth member Owen, was only a baby when the show started, and has been played by numerous twins. Paula Devicq played Charlie's on-again, off-again girlfriend, while Jeremy London was Julia's on-again, off-again boyfriend.

And the last cast member is Jennifer Love Hewitt. Famous for her roles in 'Can't Hardly Wait', 'Heartbreakers' and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', Love did an excellent job of playing Sarah, Bailey's on-again, off-again girlfriend (what is with this bunch?).

After battling Parkinson's disease, cancer, relationship troubles, money troubles, college troubles, family troubles and more, the Salingers said goodbye last year for the final time.

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