A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.
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Director: Jonathan Demme
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An avant-garde omnibus that features works by off-the-wall artists in many different disciplines.

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Under the Influence (TV Movie 1986)
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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.

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Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie 1990)
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Contemporary pop performers reinterpreting several songs of Cole Porter, in music videos directed by established directors.

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Murder Incorporated (Video 1995)
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A music video for Bruce Springsteen

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Clarence Clemons, Joel C. Simon, Bruce Springsteen
Comedy | Drama
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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 »

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Short
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Director: Jonathan Demme
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Letting Go (TV Movie 1985)
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Survival Guide (TV Movie 1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, David Byrne, Hope Lange
One Step Away (1985)
Crime
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Cousin Bobby (1992)
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A documentary about Director Jonathan Demme's cousin, an Episcopalian minister in Harlem.

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Series cast summary:
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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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1.33 : 1
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BEST TV of the 1980's
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even as a High School student I knew this series was something special. I have no idea how many episodes they ran. The three (perhaps 4) I managed to catch featured, 1. Spaulding Gray, 2. Rosanna Arquette & David Byrne, 3. Steven Wright.

I would love to own these on DVD. Smart, funny, ironic, biting...as if Kurt Vonnegutt had written a TV show!

They ran on the local PBS station and as a result never had a regular time spot. I've tried searching for more information on the program but have turned up very little.

I'll try to write a few more details in regard to the individual episodes soon.


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