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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  4 September 2006 (USA)
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The story of the popular situation comedy and its ill fated child stars.

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Willie Coleman (as Bruce Young)
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Sue Coleman
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Kay Plato
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Howard Leeds
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Dion Mial (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
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Dana Plato - 17 to 34 years (as Brittney Irvin)
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Vic Perillo
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Todd Bridges - 17 to 37 years (as Shedrack Anderson)
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As NBC's hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" proves a long-running hit for a network desperately in need of one, its young stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, and Dana Plato face all sorts of trouble off-camera. Gary battles with his parents over the management of his salary, Todd runs into trouble with the law countless times, and Dana's career after the show meets with despair and tragedy. Written by Attmay

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In the establishing shot of the NBC offices in Burbank in 1978, a banner with the ad slogan "Proud as a Peacock" can be seen. The network did not use that slogan until 1979. See more »

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Conrad Bain was played by ????
5 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching this TV movie last night. And it certainly said a lot about the exploitation of children in show business. The only sympathetic parent was Todd Bridges' mother...although Gary Coleman's mother was sympathetic at first.

What is the name of the actor who played Conrad Bain? I do not see it listed in the credits?

Gary Coleman still has a lot of issues to work through. But I can see he is on the road to recovery. He has been through so much.

What happened to Dana Plato's child? Is he with his father?

I hope Todd Bridges continues to achieve success in the future. He deserves it.


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