Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 371 users  
Reviews: 16 user

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 »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9 titles
created 05 Jun 2011
 
a list of 131 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
a list of 235 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 200 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 234 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rude Awakening" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

Rude Awakening (1998–2001) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rude Awakening.

Season:

3 | 2 | 1

Year:

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

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Directors: David Greenwalt, Aaron Russo
Stars: Cheech Marin, Eric Roberts, Julie Hagerty
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown ... See full summary »

Director: Alien Castle
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Whip Hubley, David Hewlett
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After her female lover leaves her, a nurse hires a male escort to seduce the lover and then break her heart so she will return. As the escort begins to win her over, however, he begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Yurek Bogayevicz
Stars: William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Sherilyn Fenn
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Nigel Havers, Katherine Helmond
Novel Romance (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Max Normane is the kind of woman that some less creative individuals might refer to as a "Type A" personality. Her eye for the undiscovered literary gem is famous, and Max repreatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Emily Skopov
Stars: Traci Lords, Paul Johansson, Sherilyn Fenn
Crime Zone (1989)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two young rebels live in a world where crime is eliminated in the postnuclear fascist world of tomorrow, until they team up as Bonnie and Clydestyle outlaws and go on a crime spree.

Director: Luis Llosa
Stars: David Carradine, Peter Nelson, Sherilyn Fenn
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.

Director: Timothy Bond
Stars: Eric Roberts, Sherilyn Fenn, Dean Stockwell
Ruby (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Tobin Bell
Meridian (Video 1990)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two American students go to Italy after graduating from art school, one to work in restoration of paintings, the other because she's inherited her father's castle. When the restorer visits ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Malcolm Jamieson, Charlie Spradling
Boxing Helena (1993)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once had an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Chambers Lynch
Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton
Project: Phoenix (TV Series 2012)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Shanda Lee Munson, James Logan, Lee Meriwether
Spring Awakening (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Jack Gold
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Wilson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Billie Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
...
 Dave Parelli (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
...
 Trudy Frank (55 episodes, 1998-2001)
...
 Jackie Garcia (30 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It takes two to tango. And three to tangle. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Príserná kocovina  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(55 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Trudy: Because of me, you lived here, rent-free, for years.
Billie: Mother, I was a child!
Trudy: An ungrateful one.
See more »


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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The season premiere was brutally honest look at how far someone will go to score drugs.
24 July 2000 | by (Beverly Hills, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw the season premiere and I couldn't stop laughing. Sure the show had it's serious moments, but it was funnier more than it was dramatic. I liked Billie's (Sherilyn Fenn's) friend, Maureen (a guest appearance by off and on actress/singer Taylor Dayne). Taylor was great as Billie's druggie friend. I just hope that her role is a recurring one. If you who loved "Seinfeld" and adore "Veronica's Closet" then this show is definitely for you. Of course, you have to get Showtime before you can watch it.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD release? mkelehan
petition blackwatergirls
Theme Song??? corajita
Anybody like it? Orni86
Ending suzakunomiko-2
FINALLY AVAILABLE (Jan 2010)!! aolazabal
Discuss Rude Awakening (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page