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Boys Will Be Boys 

Second Chance (original title)
A deceased ne'er-do-well gets a chance to redeem himself when he returns to the present to guide his younger self on the straight and narrow.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Matthew Perry ...  Chazz Russell 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Billy Gallo ...  Francis Lottabucci 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Randee Heller ...  Helen Russell 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Demian Slade ...  Eugene Blooberman 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Kiel Martin ...  Charles Russell / ... 9 episodes, 1987
Joseph Maher ...  St. Peter / ... 9 episodes, 1987
Terri Ivens ...  Debbie Miller / ... 8 episodes, 1987-1988
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Storyline

In the year 2011, Charles Russell dies in a hovercraft accident and finds himself in the high spiritual palace of Saint Peter. Since Charles is too good for hell and too bad for heaven, he is given the chance to return to the present to assist his younger self, Chazz, in making better decisions at critical junctures in his life in order to redeem himself. In turn, Saint Peter, who grades Charles' progress in his attempt to grow into a new man the second time around, watches over him like a hawk. Written by George Krieger <gkrieg1@tigger.cc.uic.edu>

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

26 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The pilot episode of this series opened with the graphics "St. Peter's Office -- July 29, 2011". A newly dead Moamar Gaddafi materializes in the judgment chair. The writers' prediction was off by only 83 days. See more »

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Revamp of This Was Somewhat Better
11 December 2000 | by hillariSee all my reviews

The first version of this show wasn't very funny. It had also been done a thousand times before--a dead man gets a second chance at redemption. When it became Boys Will Be Boys, it was somewhat better. I think Matthew Perry was a lot funnier on this show than he is on Friends. Booch was a Fonzie ripoff. Not great TV, but an okay time waster for what it was.


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