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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Lauren Bacall and Mia Farrow were scheduled for the third season, when plans had failed. 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: [sees Richard and Maggie kissing at Chase's memorial service] How sweet. Sharing your memories of Chase?
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A classic nighttime soap
7 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

I got hooked on this show after the first few years had passed. These nighttime soap operas were known for their season-ending cliffhangers and this one was no exception. The best seasons of the series were 1986-1989, when they experimented with a faster-paced style of storytelling that was quite smart and exciting. This had by far the best sense of humor of all the soaps and featured excellent acting from Jane Wyman, Ana-Alicia, David Selby and Susan Sullivan (now on "Dharma and Greg") Interesting note: during many of its later years, this show's music was composed by Mark Snow, who went on to do the famous "X-Files" theme and score. I wish they still showed reruns of this show somewhere!


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