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Best of Times (1981)

| Comedy | TV Movie 1981
This ABC pilot starred 7 teenagers in a 80's style Laugh-In. It told the light and dark side of teenage thoughts with dancing and singing added in for color. It would have done well in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Don Mischer

Writers:

Bob Arnott, Carol Hatfield (as Carol Hatfield Sarasohn) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Crispin Glover ... Crispin
Jill Schoelen ... Jill
Nicolas Cage ... Nicholas (as Nicolas Coppola)
Julie Piekarski ... Julie
Kevin Cortes Kevin Cortes ... Kevin
Lisa Hope Ross Lisa Hope Ross ... Lisa
David Rambo ... David
Janet Robin Janet Robin ... Janet
Jackie Mason ... Mr. O'Reilly
Marc Copage ... Band Leader
Tiana Pierce ... Saleslady
Betty Glover Betty Glover ... Crispin's Mother
Gloria Heilman Gloria Heilman ... Beach Lady
Anita Mann Anita Mann ... Jogger
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This ABC pilot starred 7 teenagers in a 80's style Laugh-In. It told the light and dark side of teenage thoughts with dancing and singing added in for color. It would have done well in a Saturday morning slot, but alas, it was put up with the big guys and was swallowed up before it even had a chance. Bummer!. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Nicholas Cage's Television debut. See more »

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Underrated Classic
15 September 2017 | by guywhoactsSee all my reviews

This sitcom is hilarious. I really loved it. Crispin Glover kills it per usual.

It's kind of like the Ferris Bueller before Ferris Bueller.

Nicolas Cage gives a wonderful subtle performance. Plus, he looks pretty good doing push ups in the beginning. ;)

The laugh track is also great because it helps you to know exactly where the jokes are. And there's a lot of them.

Don't get me started on the song and dance numbers.

10/10


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