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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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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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clever!
27 August 2012 | by mattkratzSee all my reviews

This show was a clever mix of comedy, drama, and music. It featured a cutthroat food mogul who adopted five orphaned girls in an attempt to seal a deal and improve his image. Of course, the girls changed his life, and he changed theirs. The girls would frequently engage in song to reflect the story of the episode. I loved the one where a guy tried to scam a girl who had just gotten her drivers' liscence, or where a Russian guy was over, or where the girl had her "Sweet 16" at the same time the Cuban Missile Crisis Hit. (the show was set in the early 60s.) This was a thoroughly enjoyable show with cute girls, good episodes, and an ensemble that clicked! Joeseph Bologna was good in the lead.

*** out of ****


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