A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.
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Under the Influence (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Noah Talbot is a long-time alcoholic whose drinking begins to have a devastating effect not only on his personal life but on his family as well.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Andy Griffith, Season Hubley, Paul Provenza
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia
Letting Go (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Jack Bender
Stars: John Ritter, Sharon Gless, Joe Cortese
Act of Vengeance (TV Movie 1986)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, Wilford Brimley
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Winston Connelly wakes up in the middle of the night in an alley with no idea of how he got there. Nor does he know where in Los Angeles he is or why he is wearing a beat-up tuxedo. Through... See full summary »

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin, Theresa Saldana
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Silver
Stars: Alan Boyce, Keanu Reeves, Pamela Gidley
The Brotherhood of Justice (TV Movie 1986)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "... See full summary »

Director: Charles Braverman
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lori Loughlin
Flying (1986)
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Robin and her father have a car accident. Her father dies. Robin is badly injured and cannot compete in gymnasics tournaments anymore. Shattered dreams. She lives with her mother and bad ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lynch
Stars: Olivia d'Abo, Keanu Reeves, Rita Tushingham
Providence (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A talented but disenchanted high school student seeking more advanced instruction sneaks inside the ivy covered gates of nearby Brown University. Masquerading as a college student he is ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackay
Stars: JD Cullum, Yvonne de la Vega, David Greenlee
Comedy Factory (TV Series 1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Unsold pilot scripts are performed each week by a repertory cast and guest star. In the second season only unsold comedy pilots were aired under this umbrella title.

Stars: Geoffrey Bowes, Derek McGrath, Mary Long
One Step Away (1985)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ron Petrie (Keanu Reeves) is a troubled teen whose life is hanging by a thread, as he's on the verge of suspension from school, subject to arrest for breaking and entering, and the cause of... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fortier
Stars: Diana Belshaw, Keanu Reeves, Kathleen Fee
Hangin' In (1981–1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Teen counselors deal with a myriad of problems affecting young people at a downtown youth drop-in center.

Stars: David Eisner, Ruth Springford, Lally Cadeau
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 Kara Dimley (1 episode, 1987)
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 Barbara (1 episode, 1987)
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 Robin Stone (1 episode, 1987)
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 Gary (1 episode, 1987)
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 Dwight Harper (1 episode, 1987)
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 Hilda Bundt (1 episode, 1989)
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 Enid (1 episode, 1989)
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 Agripina Gravanescu-Smith (1 episode, 1989)
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 Buddy Amber (1 episode, 1989)
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 Edna (1 episode, 1989)
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 Sydney (1 episode, 1987)
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 Mitch (1 episode, 1987)
Ted Stidder ...
 Fred (1 episode, 1987)
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 Maxwell Fletcher (1 episode, 1987)
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 George Stone (1 episode, 1987)
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 David (1 episode, 1989)
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 Bill (1 episode, 1989)
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 Jenny Amber (1 episode, 1989)
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 Jed (1 episode, 1989)
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 Howard LaMotta (1 episode, 1989)
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 Stu (1 episode, 1987)
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 Actress (1 episode, 1987)
Hagan Beggs ...
 Dad (1 episode, 1987)
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 Frances Fletcher (1 episode, 1987)
Ketty Lester ...
 Mildred (1 episode, 1987)
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 Luanda (1 episode, 1989)
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 Nancy (1 episode, 1989)
Katherine McGrath ...
 Mother St Helen (1 episode, 1989)
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 Laura (1 episode, 1989)
Danitra Vance ...
 Emma St. John (1 episode, 1989)
Dustin Berkovitz ...
 Young Gary (1 episode, 1987)
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 Byron (1 episode, 1987)
Bruno Gerussi ...
 Harry (1 episode, 1987)
Betty Phillips ...
 Mom (1 episode, 1987)
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 Dr. Iris Goldberg (1 episode, 1987)
Richard Dimitri ...
 Dean (1 episode, 1989)
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 Jennifer (1 episode, 1989)
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 Gene (1 episode, 1989)
Marcell Rosenblatt ...
 Tracy (1 episode, 1989)
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 Father (1 episode, 1989)
Melanie Jones ...
 Gary's Mom (1 episode, 1987)
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 Rebecca (1 episode, 1987)
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 Joey (1 episode, 1987)
Robert Ridgely ...
 Marlin Fletcher (1 episode, 1987)
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 Driving Instructor (1 episode, 1987)
Eric Ayala ...
 Young Benjie (1 episode, 1989)
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 The Man on TV (1 episode, 1989)
Kurt Knudson ...
 Jack (1 episode, 1989)
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 Agent Caponello (1 episode, 1989)
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 Allison (1 episode, 1987)
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 Gypsy (1 episode, 1987)
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 Frank (1 episode, 1987)
Doug Tuck
(1 episode, 1987)
Laura White ...
 Jennifer (1 episode, 1987)
George Belanger
(1 episode, 1989)
Kalimba ...
 Abdul (1 episode, 1989)
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 Older Benjie (1 episode, 1989)
Ken Smith
(1 episode, 1989)
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 2nd Driving Instructor (1 episode, 1987)
Norman Browning
(1 episode, 1987)
Jackson Davies ...
 Charlie (1 episode, 1987)
John Steadman ...
 Grandpa Buckshot (1 episode, 1987)
Álvaro Carcaño
(1 episode, 1989)
Ellen Gollas
(1 episode, 1989)
Dondee Spencer ...
 Clarissa (1 episode, 1989)
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 Bruno (1 episode, 1987)
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 Reggie (1 episode, 1987)
David Alden
(1 episode, 1989)
Gabriela Goldsmith
(1 episode, 1989)
Ron Wertheim
(1 episode, 1989)
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 The Pregnant Daughter (1 episode, 1987)
Jaqueline Fernandez
(1 episode, 1989)
John Sabol
(1 episode, 1989)
Irina Areu
(1 episode, 1989)
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 Jim (1 episode, 1987)
Christopher Durang ...
 The Waiter (1 episode, 1987)
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 Marsha (1 episode, 1987)
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 Wanda (1 episode, 1987)
Roger Cudney ...
 Persival (1 episode, 1989)
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 Daphne (1 episode, 1989)
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 The Neighbor (1 episode, 1989)
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 Bill (1 episode, 1989)
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

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Spun-off from Survival Guide (1985) See more »

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Wonderful series.
21 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's another television series that cries out for home-video rediscovery, or at least revival by public-broadcasting syndicates or Comedy Central, but instead languishes in obscurity. The standard of writing, performance and production on this anthology was very high, indeed, and it's a pity that the PBS network of stations weren't more supportive (of this production of LA's KCET), or didn't properly get the word out (perhaps it was feared that this was too much like commercial television offerings...although it handily outclassed most situation comedy on the other US networks, with even its weakest episodes worth the viewing). The Spalding Gray episode would seem particularly poignant as well as funny today, after his suicide; Catherine O'Hara, Steven Wright, and Teri Garr's episodes were all highlights.


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