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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
25 September 1999 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's 1980 and this is what high school was like for the rest of us. See more »
Plot:
A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80's. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 14 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the few gems in network TV See more (165 total) »

Cast

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Linda Cardellini ... Lindsay Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

John Francis Daley ... Sam Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

James Franco ... Daniel Desario (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Samm Levine ... Neal Schweiber (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Seth Rogen ... Ken Miller (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jason Segel ... Nick Andopolis (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Martin Starr ... Bill Haverchuck (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Becky Ann Baker ... Jean Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Joe Flaherty ... Harold Weir (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Busy Philipps ... Kim Kelly (18 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jerome Elston Scott ... Jermaine / ... (16 episodes, 1999-2000)

Michael Beardsley ... Humphries (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Shawn Soong ... Stroker (14 episodes, 1999-2000)

Sarah Hagan ... Millie Kentner (12 episodes, 1999-2000)

Steve Bannos ... Frank Kowchevski (12 episodes, 1999-2000)

Jerry Messing ... Gordon Crisp (11 episodes, 1999-2000)

Natasha Melnick ... Cindy Sanders (10 episodes, 1999-2000)

Dave Allen ... Jeff Rosso (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Stephen Lea Sheppard ... Harris Trinsky (10 episodes, 1999-2000)

Chauncey Leopardi ... Alan White (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
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Series Directed by
Jake Kasdan (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Judd Apatow (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bryan Gordon (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ken Kwapis (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lesli Linka Glatter (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Feig (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Judd Apatow (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mike White (3 episodes, 2000)
Jeff Judah (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Nickman (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gabe Sachs (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
J. Elvis Weinstein (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patty Lin (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Produced by
Judd Apatow .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Paul Feig .... co-executive producer / supervising producer (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Terri Potts .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Victor Hsu .... producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jeff Judah .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Nickman .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gabe Sachs .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
J. Elvis Weinstein .... producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mike White .... supervising producer (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jake Kasdan .... consulting producer (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Andrews (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Russ T. Alsobrook (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tara Timpone (8 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sean K. Lambert (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brent White (3 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Casting by
Allison Jones (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Production Design by
Jefferson Sage (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sarah Burdick Stone (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chris L. Spellman (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Costume Design by
Debra McGuire (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lisa Layman .... key makeup artist / key makeup (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Lisa Meyers .... key hair stylist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Laverne Caracuzzi .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (10 episodes, 1999-2000)

Peggy Hannaman .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Camille Henderson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Tim Phoenix .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
David Syner .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Voss .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Christopher Campbell .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Andrew Stone .... unit production manager (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Schwartz .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1999-2000)
Liz Ryan .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Douglas E. Wise .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
Carey Dietrich .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1999-2000)

Pip Gilmour .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Stephanie Kime .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kimberly Sizemore .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Chuck McSorley .... property master (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jeff Plauster .... propmaker gangboss (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... assistant property master (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michael Spitaletto .... painter (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Melissa McSorley .... prop food stylist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
John Stone .... construction coordinator (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Chad Fontaine .... labor (4 episodes, 1999)

Erik Carlson .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Carl Denooyer .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Bart C. Hubenthal .... set dresser / swing gang (unknown episodes)
Todd Jacques .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Chris Marneus .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Glenn Matayoshi .... assistant props (unknown episodes)
Caty Maxey .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
John Naehrlich .... leadman (unknown episodes)
David P. Newell .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Beth Norton .... painter foreman (unknown episodes)
Amy Reynolds .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Gary Rizzo .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Clare Scarpulla .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Saul Solache .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Aaron Sternlicht .... swing gang (unknown episodes)
Cole Young .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist (18 episodes, 1999-2000)
Catt LeBaigue .... supervising sound editor (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brendan Beebe .... boom operator (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Thomas Brandau .... production sound mixer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bruce M. Honda .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Neil Brody .... re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Joseph D. Citarella .... sound re-recording mixer (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor (5 episodes, 2000)

Dale Chaloukian .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
James Eric .... utilities (unknown episodes)
Will Gethen-Jones .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Eddie Surkin .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Donna Evans .... stunt coordinator (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Mickey Cassidy .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Brian Avery .... stunt double (1 episode, 2000)

Chris Blackwood .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Debbie Evans .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Diana R. Lupo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Joyce .... camera operator: "b" camera & Steadicam operator / camera operator (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Curtis Bradford .... chief lighting technician (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Eyal Gordin .... camera operator (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Tom Harjo .... key grip (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip (3 episodes, 2000)

Michael Albala .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Steven Aquilino .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Anthony Lee Beverly .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
James Boniface .... generator operator (unknown episodes)
Jason Campbell .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Cook .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Eric Alan Donaldson .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Timothy Hedgecock .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Kurt Iswarienko .... lamp operator (unknown episodes)
Greg Luntzel .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Calese Russell .... company grip (unknown episodes)
Lee Schmicker .... assistant chief lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Eric Stapelfeldt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Ric Urbauer .... key rigging grip (unknown episodes)
Naomi Villanueva .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Glenn Wade .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Steve Wagner .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Jon Yirak .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sasha Adkinson .... extras casting (17 episodes, 1999-2000)

Alison Franck .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Sara Getzkin .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Saxon .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Franco .... key costumer (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Bob Squire .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2000)
Gina Trikonis .... costume supervisor (7 episodes, 2000)

Joe Franco .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Kouba .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Katrina Mastrolia .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Hector Morales .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Shawni Modrell .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Larry Field .... final colorist (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Ron Shaw .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 1999-2000)

Christopher Campbell .... post-production (unknown episodes)
Bryan Wood .... post-production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Joan Jett .... composer: main title song (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jonathan Karp .... music editor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Buck Damon .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor (10 episodes, 1999-2000)
Wende Crowley .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2000)
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2000)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Sean Ryan .... transportation coordinator (17 episodes, 1999-2000)

Michael Bangs .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
James Boniface .... driver (unknown episodes)
Richard Burch .... driver (unknown episodes)
Tom Lyons .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Mike Storc .... transportation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (17 episodes, 1999-2000)
Gary Michael Clark .... payroll accountant (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
Michelle Axelrod .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jacqueline R. Clay .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Maureen Jennings .... assistant to producers (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Patty Lin .... story editor (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Richard Lorenzana .... production accountant (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Marisa Tambornini .... assistant to producers (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Deborah Laub .... location manager (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Marc Grossmann .... publicist (5 episodes, 2000)
Pedro Mata .... key assistant location manager (5 episodes, 2000)
Bruce Lawhead .... location manager (3 episodes, 2000)

Josh Assael .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Julie Brill .... assistant to writers (unknown episodes)
Grace Bustos .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Oscar Casillas .... production assistant to writer (unknown episodes)
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Richard De Labio .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Hope Diamond .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Kenneth England .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Lannie Franklin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Maurice 'Moe' Freeman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Greg Gabel .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Gross .... accounting production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason King .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Susan M. Lorenzana .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Lucene .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Mark Palmer .... craft service (unknown episodes)
Wayne Rich .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
George A. Romero .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Jason K. Smith .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Sarah Stokes .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Phil Trocki .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (18 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | USA:TV-14

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pilot was filmed in an actual school, and after the show was picked up, school sets were built that matched the original school almost exactly, and the rest of the series was filmed on these sets. The hallway set was actually just one "T" section of hallway, and it was constantly redressed to make it appear as if more of the school was being shown. The extras walking down the hall would pile up at the end of the hallway after every shot, as there was literally nowhere for them to go.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "I'm With The Band", when they are discussing the band in the cafeteria, Daniel's snack cakes.See more »
Quotes:
Neal Schweiber:Friday night, always a good night for some Sabbath.
[Lindsay looks at him]
Neal Schweiber:... 'cause, you know, Friday? is the the Sabbath... for the Jews.
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77 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
One of the few gems in network TV, 13 March 2005
Author: dark_phoenix_fire_13 from Indiana

Of all the shows I have ever seen, none have stuck with me quite like Freaks and Geeks has. To put it simply, the show was brilliant. Too bad it had to be canceled. The writing and acting was superb, I don't think anyone can say that they didn't fall in love with the characters. I mean come on, Bill? The stories each were well made and I found myself already anticipating the next episode. Kudos to Paul Feig. The story is centered around the two children of a middle class family as they grow and evolve in high school. There is the older daughter, Lindsey, a book smart, goody-goody, looking for approval and acceptance from the stoners AKA the freaks. Then there is the younger son, Sam, who is the stereotypical nerd of the early 80's. He is constantly in conflict between the popularity aspect versus his friends, the geeks. Over the 18 episode first and only season, the characters undergo many changes that almost any person can relate to somewhat in their high school years. The entire series is all about the self discovery of these two kids and their friends as they venture through high school and in my mind was too good for TV. If only HBO had gotten to it... Oh well... I do highly recommend buying the DVD because this show was beyond words in the excellence it displayed, thank you for one of the best years of television Paul Feig!

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