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Growing Pains 

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Alan Thicke ...  Dr. Jason Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Joanna Kerns ...  Maggie Malone Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Kirk Cameron ...  Mike Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Jeremy Miller ...  Ben Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Tracey Gold ...  Carol Seaver 166 episodes, 1985-1992
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Storyline

It's hard enough to raise a kid nowadays but when you have to cope with THESE kids, things tend to get out of hand! Dr Seaver, a psychologist and his wife Maggie Seaver, a journalist, try to do their best raising their family and although their kids, Mike, Ben, Carol and Crissie, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Growing Pains See more »

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Runtime:

(166 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Jeremy Miller (Ben Seaver) says that Kirk Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't get along at all. See more »

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[Mike talking to older blind date]
Mike: Do you have any idea what it's like to go through puberty backwards? Yeah, it's true. There are only two known cases, me and Dick Clark.
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As Long As We Got Each Other
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Performed by B.J. Thomas
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Groaning pains...
4 September 2009 | by darin-wissbaumSee all my reviews

Lets be honest here. After the success of Family Ties there was an attempt to match what Micheal J. Fox did on that show. Michael brought charm to the part he played and was funny as the young Republican. Kirk Cameron brought nothing to the role as Mike Seaver except as some jerky bonehead. The show pretty much followed the same lines as Family ties with kids growing up and dealing with family issues by trying to be funny at the same time. Family Ties was able to do this where as Growing Pains was not. None of the characters in this show never really gelled in my view and it just flat lined to boredom. Tracy Gold also brought nothing to the part with Alan Thicke at least somewhat interesting.So where are they all now? What has Tracy Gold been doing these days? Last I heard Kirk Cameron is some bible thumping TV infomercial preacher. Yeah good career move Kirk!!


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