Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Richard Kiley ...  Joe Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Trey Ames Trey Ames ...  David Sisk 3 episodes, 1986
Adam Arkin ...  Jim Eisenberg 3 episodes, 1986
Jayne Atkinson ...  Lindley Gardner Eisenberg 3 episodes, 1986
David Oliver ...  Sam Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Sarah Jessica Parker ...  Kay Erickson 3 episodes, 1986
Amanda Peterson ...  Sunny Sisk 3 episodes, 1986
Wendy Phillips ...  Anne Gardner Maxwell 3 episodes, 1986
Morgan Stevens Morgan Stevens ...  Jack Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Scott Paulin ...  Glenn Maxwell 3 episodes, 1986
Eva Marie Saint ...  Ruth Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Zevi Wolmark Zevi Wolmark ...  Tyler Davis 3 episodes, 1986
Jennifer Cooke ...  Debbie Nesbit 2 episodes, 1986
Karen Landry ...  Roseanne 2 episodes, 1986
Daniel McDonald ...  Eric Castle 2 episodes, 1986
Diana Muldaur ...  Dr. Alice Foley 2 episodes, 1986
Doug Mears Doug Mears ...  Steve 2 episodes, 1986
Pepe Serna ...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1986
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Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second marriage. And the other daughter is about to give birth. And one son is still trying to find himself. And the younger son is engaged but when he meets a girl who makes him feel things he doesn't feel for his fiancée. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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English

Release Date:

15 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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Ein Schicksalsjahr See more »

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Edmonds, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Best Made for Television Mini Series
18 November 2007 | by julieredcarpetSee all my reviews

I loved this movie and was thrilled when it was made into a series. It didn't last more than one season. I can remember watching the movie during Thanksgiving break from college. I was hooked. I loved Sarah Jessica Parker's "Kay" and her romance with Sam. I would LOVE a copy of this movie and any of the subsequent television episodes. Even though it's been over 20 years (I can't believe that), I can still remember some of the most minute details of this amazing show. Acting was excellent, plots were relevant to the times, and the music used was perfect. I'm sure if it were on today they'd sell, "A Year in the Life" soundtracks similar to Grey's Anatomy. I was so sad to see that David Oliver (Sam) died several years ago. I really loved his character. Trey Ames was great as young David and I liked Adam Arkin's character and his wife, Jayne Atkinson. Great, great show. Came on same year as Thirtysomething and I think was overshadowed by the hype of that show.


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