Boston Public (2000–2004)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 4,074 users  
Reviews: 87 user

The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 23 Apr 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boston Public" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boston Public (2000–2004)

Boston Public (2000–2004) on IMDb 7.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boston Public.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2004   2003   2002   2001   2000  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Boston Legal (2004–2008)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This Spinoff of The Practice will focus on Civil Law.

Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen
The Practice (1997–2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle
Boston Common (1996–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After moving to Boston from Virginia, to spy on his sister who just started college, Boyd finds himself working for the student union where he raises hell more often than he should.

Stars: Anthony Clark, Hedy Burress, Traylor Howard
The Fugitive (2000–2001)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Richard Kimble is framed for his wife's murder by a mysterious one-armed man. During sentencing Kimble escapes intending to catch the one-armed man and find out why he was framed. ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Daly, Mykelti Williamson, Stephen Lang
Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski
Picket Fences (1992–1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

Stars: Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly
South Boston Legal (TV Series 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Elizabeth Chomko, Brian Frates, Carl De Gregorio
The Paper Boy (2003)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mysterious girl in a leg brace makes it more difficult than he expected for Ben to collect for his paper route.

Director: Eric Ogden
Stars: Chris Evans, Larry Fessenden, Ana Reeder
Eastwick (TV Movie 2002)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Michael M. Robin
Stars: Marcia Cross, Kelly Rutherford, Lori Loughlin
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Steven Harper (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
...
 Scott Guber (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
...
 Marla Hendricks (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
...
 Marilyn Sudor (67 episodes, 2000-2004)
...
 Harvey Lipschultz / ... (66 episodes, 2000-2004)
...
 Ronnie Cooke (59 episodes, 2001-2004)
...
 Danny Hanson (57 episodes, 2001-2004)
...
 Harry Senate (49 episodes, 2000-2002)
...
 Lauren Davis (44 episodes, 2000-2002)
Edit

Storyline

The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Käytäväpeliä  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(81 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Chi McBride, Anthony Heald, and Loretta Devine appeared in every episode, McBride played Steven Harper more than the latter two. He reprised the role in 2005 on an episode of "Boston Legal". The law firm represented the plaintiff in a case against Steven Harper. The episode was written in a way that people who had never seen the previous show weren't missing any details. See more »

Goofs

In her introductory episode, the character of Kimberly Woods claims she is teaching at the high school as part of the "Teach for America" program. Boston is not currently a city where "Teach for America" operates. It is being considered as an addition, but it is not in the program at the time the episode aired. See more »

Quotes

Marla Hendricks: These kids, the only way they're going to be all they can be is to join the Marines. There're echoes where their brains should be.
Scott Guber: Well, they're smart enough to fool you, Marla.
See more »

Connections

Featured in FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Algebra
Written by Dave Jay, Jim Sumner & Austin Reynolds
Performed by Soul Hooligan
Episode: {unknown}
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Too complicated for the general viewing public
22 January 2004 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

You'll hear a lot of people complain about Boston Public, calling it stupid or contrived or even sappy. But the sad fact is, it's main failing is that it addresses serious topics for an audience that would rather watch Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. People don't want socially relevant television ... they want South Park entertainment.

Well, it IS a great show. The character development is done with finely tuned precision, making one often forget that they are watching and not actually "there". The people on the show meld into their roles so well that it makes me shudder to think back to High School.

But one thing this show does NOT do is make me want to be a teacher.


28 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On DVD?? abuback
No real school would ever run like this emperionx
Swearing on Boston Public drovethrughosts
How would you have ended the show? ajxsmc
In high school and can't read...? NumbersNoMore
Saw the DVDs on Amazon? amandamartin22
Discuss Boston Public (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page