Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Kiley ...  Joe Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Trey Ames Trey Ames ...  David Sisk 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Adam Arkin ...  Jim Eisenberg 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Jayne Atkinson ...  Lindley Gardner Eisenberg 22 episodes, 1987-1988
David Oliver ...  Sam Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Sarah Jessica Parker ...  Kay Ericson Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Amanda Peterson ...  Sunny Sisk 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Wendy Phillips ...  Anne Gardner Maxwell 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Morgan Stevens Morgan Stevens ...  Jack Gardner 22 episodes, 1987-1988
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Joe Gardner, a child of the Depression, is a successful plastics manufacturer in Seattle, Washington. After his wife dies, his four adult children move back in. Anne, 35 and an ex-hippie, has been divorced twice and returns with her two children, David and Sunny. Lindley, 31, is a sales representative in her father's company and a new mother. Jack, 30, is a drifter "trying to find himself," and Sam, Joe's youngest child, is a preppy who is married to Kay, a free-spirit. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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English

Release Date:

16 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un anno nella vita See more »

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Edmonds, Washington, USA See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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It rarely happens that a cancelled series will win any awards but Richard Kiley won both the Emmy and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role of Joe Gardner on A Year in the Life. In his acceptance speech he joked "I'm proud to accept this award for the show that TV Guide rightly calls 'The best show on television' A show that I only wish a few more of you had watched" See more »

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Underrated, special show
22 June 2003 | by smoothsoulSee all my reviews

It's hard for me to remember this show - I only saw that one season the one time, some sixteen years ago - and I can't be sure it's as good as I think it was. But with Brand and Falsey at the helm I have to assume my memory serves me. This was one of the better shows of its era - fine writing, storylines and terrific acting. It was small scale, nothing briliant, but just good quality. It was also occasionally very funny (I remember the mother getting aversion therapy to quit smoking). I guess it's lying in a vault somewhere and is never repeated (certainly not where I am in New Zealand). But if you ever get the chance to see the show, do watch it, it was nice.


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