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 ...  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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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A Year in the Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonds, Washington, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Year in the Life
30 May 2006 | by vlyn-1See all my reviews

TWIMC,

I loved this show... Thought it was one of the better weekly shows on TV in 1986... I would love to find a copy of that one season.. What I remember most is Amanda's Peterson character was named "Sunshine" so they called her Sunny and Sara Jessica Parker was crazy about Sam, who was in love with her but marrying someone else... I thought the portrayals of a family dealing with the death of the their mother, the oldest daughter (Wendy Phillips) trying to hold onto her marriage... the children dealing with their grandmother's loss and their mother's failing relationship and trying to find their way, as well as the patriarch trying to live make a new life without his life mate... I thought it was all pretty amazing and believable... The show made me laugh and it made me cry.

Is anyone out there willing to sell copies of this series? I hope so.. Get in touch...Please.


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