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Serial (1980)

R | | Comedy | 28 March 1980 (USA)
It's the end of the 1970s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

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Bill Persky

Writers:

Cyra McFadden (novel), Rich Eustis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Mull ... Harvey
Tuesday Weld ... Kate
Jennifer McAllister Jennifer McAllister ... Joan
Sam Chew Jr. Sam Chew Jr. ... Bill
Sally Kellerman ... Martha
Anthony Battaglia Anthony Battaglia ... Stokely
Bill Macy ... Sam
Nita Talbot ... Angela
Pamela Bellwood ... Carol
Barbara Rhoades ... Vivian
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Rachel
Peter Bonerz ... Leonard
Jon Fong Jon Fong ... Wong
Christopher Lee ... Luckman Skull
Patch Mackenzie ... Stella
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It's the end of the 1970s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names, or who's sleeping with whom. This movie very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to find themselves. Written by Molly Malloy <mailcall@kiva.net>

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"Honor thy wife, and everyone else's." See more »

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Comedy

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Trivia

Harvey mentions missing the TV show Star Trek. Sally Kellerman, who plays Martha, appeared in the Star Trek episode Where No Man Has Gone Before. See more »

Quotes

Martha: Rachel... It's about the uniform.
Rachel: Oh, you want me to wear regular clothes so people will think I'm just your black friend who dropped by to clean your house because I ain't got nothin' better to do?
Martha: Could you?
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Soundtracks

We Love You, Conrad
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyric by Lee Adams
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"In an insane society the sane man must appear insane."
18 May 2003 | by jodyv49See all my reviews

Martin Mull is the sane man in the insane society of Marin County CA. If you can find it, watch it. It may be 20+ years old but holds up well, like a good sitcom the jokes are about life not current events and that makes them timeless. Also the slightly off-center society of Marin lives on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Serial See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$9,870,727

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,870,727
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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