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Growing Pains 

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

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Neal Marlens
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

Unser lautes Heim See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(166 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The video portion of the theme featured five different variations; season 1 had artwork from various eras (Egyptian, Renaissance, Victorian, etc.) with the cast names superimposed; season 2 had clips of season 1; season three showed real-life photos of the cast when they were younger, and always had Thicke standing alone at the end of the song, then running to catch up with other cast members; season four and five had a different cast member linger in front of the camera before running for other cast members; seasons six and seven featured a professional family photo before and after the credits. See more »

Quotes

Coach Graham Lubbock: Why did these people give up all their things, and head west in covered wagons? Stabone.
Richard 'Boner' Stabone: 'Cause if they headed east, they would have drowned?
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Soundtracks

As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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Good show!
15 December 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

I still love the fantastic wit Growing Pains has! Even in reruns, this show still makes me laugh--a lot. With a talented cast like this, I'm surprised none of them made it big in Hollywood (except for you-know-who from Titanic). The Seavers were one of my favorite TV families and I was sad when the show left the air. I also loved the recent reunion movie!


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