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Falcon Crest 

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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Earl Hamner Jr.
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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(227 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

At the beginning of the ninth season of this show, despite health problems, Jane Wyman was allegedly so displeased with the direction the writers and new producers were taking the show, in that she refused to play the scenes. She asked that they release her from her contract, but the producers refused. A compromise was reached in which they wrote her character out as being in a coma. At the end of the series, when it was determined that CBS was cancelling it, Wyman returned for the final three episodes. See more »

Goofs

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

Richard Channing Denault: Don't buy a new hat because I'm going to tear your head off!
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Connections

Referenced in The Golden Girls: Dorothy's Prized Pupil (1987) See more »

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What's the 3rd Best?
2 June 1999 | by Jay-188See all my reviews

Throughout the 80's, I pretty much grew up on the 2 best family-drama-soap shows off all time (on my list). The "Dynasty Clan" & "Dallas". Whether a Sunday afternoon "pull-hair" fight between Alexis & Crystal or a Tuesday night shooting in J.R.'s office, these shows were/are my favorite. You come to ask yourself though, who comes in 3rd place? In my mind, its the one and only "Falcon Crest" . A high-quality drama about two families & their daily intrigues & plots. Well I simply enjoy that to the max. The Bad one "Angela" against the good one "Maggie". If you have never seen any of those episodes, and i doubt you have not, there is the media library in NYC which has all episodes of all TV shows ever made. Archived. Give it a try if you visit the city.


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