Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

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Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces... See full summary »

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Season:

3 | 2 | 1

Year:

2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Billie Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Dave Parelli (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Trudy Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Jackie Garcia (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them. Written by Jonesy

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Rude. Bitchy. Promiscuous. And those are her good qualities. See more »

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Comedy

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1 August 1998 (USA)  »

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(55 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The character of Billie Frank is based upon Claudia Lonow's experience. Billie is an ex-soap actress who is famous for portraying a character called Diana Gateway in a series called "Emerald Bluff". Claudia Lonow is famous for portraying Diana Fairgate in Knots Landing (1979). See more »

Quotes

Billie: Carl, what if I told you I was really drunk last night and... the only reason I slept with you is because, well, I don't know why I slept with you, *but* it's never gonna happen again.
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Soundtracks

Another Rude Awakening
(Title Theme: 2000-2001)
Lyrics by Claudia Lonow and Chuck E. Weiss
Music by Jonathan Wolff and Paul Buckley
Arranged by Gerard McMahon
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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HILARIOUS, STYLISH, EPITOME OF ARTFUL ENTERTAINMENT
22 November 2003 | by (GA,USA) – See all my reviews

This series is an "ORIGINAL SERIES" in every sense of the word. I must agree with David Lynch's quote "Sherilyn Fenn is five feet of heaven in a ponytail". Sherilyn is a captivating actress, no one else could have embodied Billie Frank's Character. Redgrave & Fenn are electrifying! Their chemistry creates a hilarious comedy of great proportions. These three seasons of "Rude Awakening" need to be released on on DVD! It's a must!


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