Two conservative men support their younger brother when he comes out as gay, and help him navigate being openly homosexual in 1980s Philadelphia.
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3 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert Walden ...  Joe Waters 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Paul Regina Paul Regina ...  Cliff Waters 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Brandon Maggart ...  Lou Waters 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Hallie Todd ...  Penny Waters 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Philip Charles MacKenzie ...  Donald Maltby 115 episodes, 1984-1989
Robin Riker ...  Kelly Hall 81 episodes, 1984-1989
Mary Ann Pascal Mary Ann Pascal ...  Sam Waters / ... 54 episodes, 1984-1989
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Storyline

Joe Waters is an ex-place kicker for the Philadelphia Eagles. Now retired, he's opened up a restaurant. Lou is his older brother, a gruff construction worker. Both Joe and Lou receive the shock of their lives when their kid brother Cliff reveals that he's gay. Humorous situations follow as Joe and Lou alternately try to accept Cliff's homosexuality or cure him of it. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unter Brüdern See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(115 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

After the first season, Showtime renewed it for two more seasons. This was the first time a television series got a two-season renewal. See more »

Quotes

Donald Maltby: [to Lou Waters] Archibald Leach is Cary Grant's real name, you big dumb brown thing!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Brothers
(Theme Song)
Music and Lyrics by Marcus Barone, Joe Diamond and Gloria Nissenson
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What a treasure!
3 July 2005 | by gaygreatguySee all my reviews

If there be any influential people out there reading this, Put this great series out on DVD!

Never had I enjoyed a show more than this one growing up a young adult in the 80's. Needing positive role models for gay characters, these characters gave me a boost when I needed them most. You grew to care for this family and their crazy friends.Come to think of it, this show was way before its time. Ellen wasn't "out" and Will and Grace was barely thought of.Without this show, who knows if the regular networks would have had the nerve to try.

Showtime should consider running a marathon of episodes or, finally getting them on disc for future generations to enjoy!


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