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Rags to Riches 

A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

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Bernie Kukoff
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2   1  
1988   1987  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Joseph Bologna ...  Nick Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Tisha Campbell-Martin ...  Marva Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Blanca De Garr Blanca De Garr ...  Patty Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Kimiko Gelman ...  Rose Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Bridget Michele Bridget Michele ...  Diane Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Heidi Zeigler Heidi Zeigler ...  Mickey Foley 20 episodes, 1987-1988
Douglas Seale ...  John Clapper 20 episodes, 1987-1988
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A wealthy widowed businessman adopts five daughters to live with him at his mansion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Full House See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the filming of Hunk in the House, Season 2, Robert Firth portrayed Joey Galanto - a fellow veteran and buddy of Joe Bologna's character, Nick Foley. Their scenes were essentially flash back sequences, filmed in black and white and shot in Griffith Park, Ca. - doubling for the French countryside during WWII. In one of their action scenes, Robert was required to grab a wounded Bologna from a seated position and, in an attempt to rescue his longtime friend, throw him over his shoulder and run some distance with him, on his back. The stunt coordinator showed him all of the choreographed movements and asked him if he was up to the task. He assured the coordinator it would not be a problem for him. The scene required many long takes, from several different angles. Fortunately, an exhausted Firth managed to complete all of the tasks as promised. Unfortunately, it would be a full week's recovery before Robert could actually walk again. See more »

Goofs

Though the series is set in the year 1961, much of the clothes and accessories worn by the characters are clearly from the 1980s. See more »

Connections

Follows Rags to Riches: Pilot (1987) See more »

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when you go from rags to...
25 June 2001 | by AppleAsylumSee all my reviews

Rags to Riches was such a great idea. TV needed something a little light at the time. Aside from the facts of life, everything seemed so serious. Rose, Diane, Marva, Patty, & Mickey sang their way through problems in their lives. The drama every week included stories like, Rose & Diane fighting over the same guy, Marva opening her business, Patty going thru puberty, & Mickey stuggling to sell girl scout cookies. Unfortunantly NBC wrote in tv guide that the show was to expensive to keep on. After 3 movies & two season-run it came to an end. I am so glad I managed to tape the movie, along with a few episodes, & my favorite two hour movie "rags to riches in vegas."


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