Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jane Wyman ...  Angela Channing 228 episodes, 1981-1990
Lorenzo Lamas ...  Lance Cumson 228 episodes, 1981-1990
Chao Li Chi ...  Chao-Li Chi / ... 213 episodes, 1981-1990
David Selby ...  Richard Channing 209 episodes, 1982-1990
Susan Sullivan ...  Maggie Gioberti / ... 207 episodes, 1981-1989
Margaret Ladd ...  Emma Channing 193 episodes, 1981-1989
Ana Alicia ...  Melissa Agretti Cumson / ... 178 episodes, 1982-1989
Robert Foxworth ...  Chase Gioberti 155 episodes, 1981-1987
William R. Moses ...  Cole Gioberti 140 episodes, 1981-1987
Abby Dalton ...  Julia Cumson / ... 98 episodes, 1981-1986
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery. Written by Phil Fernando

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maktkamp på Falcon Crest See more »

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Runtime:

(227 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The role of Lorraine Prescott was initially offered to Ally Sheedy. See more »

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When Richard Channing takes control of his fathers newspaper he renames it The New San Francisco Globe. Throughout season 2 some establishing shots of the exterior of the building still show the original "The San Francisco Globe" sign. See more »

Quotes

Angela Channing: [barging into Richard's office] Don't you ever read your rag?
Richard Channing Denault: Don't you ever knock?
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3 April 2003 | by smoothoperator_2005See all my reviews

I love this show and this is a lot coming from a 16 year old. The show is deliciously humorous and dramatic at the same time. The show is headed by Jane Wyman as the conniving and manipulative Angela Channing. I feel as though this is one of the best shows of the 80s along with Dallas, Dynasty, and Knots Landing. The show also had other great actors and characters such as Robert Foxworth as Chase, Susan Sullivan as Maggie, David Selby as Richard, Lorenzo Lamas as Lance, Ana Alicia as Melissa, and Cesar Romero as Peter. The number of guest stars was amazing. The wardrobe was fabulous. This show was a perfect example of prime time soaps in the 80s.

A TOAST TO YOU FALCON CREST AND LONG SHALL YOU LIVE.


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