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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Angela Channing 228 episodes, 1981-1990
...  Lance Cumson 228 episodes, 1981-1990
...  Chao-Li Chi / ... 213 episodes, 1981-1990
...  Richard Channing 209 episodes, 1982-1990
...  Maggie Gioberti / ... 207 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Emma Channing 193 episodes, 1981-1989
...  Melissa Agretti Cumson / ... 178 episodes, 1982-1989
...  Chase Gioberti 155 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Cole Gioberti 140 episodes, 1981-1987
...  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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4 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Maktkamp på Falcon Crest  »

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Jane Wyman's iron grip over the show was allegedly as ruthless as Angela Channing's over the valley. Former co-stars Mel Ferrer, Celeste Holm, and Simon MacCorkindale have claimed in the press that Wyman drove them off the show. Most notorious, however, was Wyman's bitter feud with Lana Turner. The two women allegedly hated each other so much they never spoke off set, and scenes between their characters were filmed separately and spliced together in editing. After Turner's character was killed off in the second season, she talked to the press of how Wyman's ugly behavior was due to the fact that Wyman could not accept that her ex-husband Ronald Reagan was then President of the United States. 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 »

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Lance Cumson: You've destroyed our entire way of life.
Richard Channing Denault: Well, I can only hope.
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Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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A BRILLIANT SHOW
7 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

I love this show, i started watching it last year on soapnet and i absolutley love it, i taped every episode and i still watch it everyday. Angela, Richard and Chase when in scenes together have great chemistry. The cast is incredible, Abby Dalton as the psycho daughter of Angela and Margaret Ladd as her looney but very intelligent other daughter Emma are brilliant in their roles. Also stars Susan Sullivan, Ana Alicia, Laura Johnson. I can go on and on, i wish i watched this when i was younger but i was 3 when it started. I highly recommend watching this show.


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