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Northern Exposure 

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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.
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1995   1994   1993   1992   1991   1990  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 25 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Barry Corbin ...  Maurice J. Minnifield / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Janine Turner ...  Maggie O'Connell / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
John Cullum ...  Holling Vincoeur / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Darren E. Burrows ...  Ed Chigliak / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
John Corbett ...  Chris Stevens / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Cynthia Geary ...  Shelly Marie Tambo / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Elaine Miles ...  Marilyn Whirlwind / ... 110 episodes, 1990-1995
Peg Phillips Peg Phillips ...  Ruth-Anne Miller / ... 107 episodes, 1990-1995
Rob Morrow ...  Dr. Joel Fleischman / ... 102 episodes, 1990-1995
William J. White William J. White ...  Dave the Cook 48 episodes, 1991-1994
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Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) is fresh out of medical college, and fresh out of luck. Failing to read the fine print in his scholarship conditions, he finds he has no choice but to move to the remote and somewhat eccentric town of Cicely, Alaska. Once there, he is welcomed by the peculiar locals who are not keen to see him go, most especially Maurice J. Minnifield (Barry Corbin), the ex-N.A.S.A. astronaut. Despite Joel's adamant denials, one gets the impression that he enjoys life in Cicely more than he admits. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Darren E. Burrows has light brown hair. He had to color his hair black every two weeks during the show's run. See more »

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In most radio stations, the "On The Air" sign only lights when there is a live mike but, at KBHR, it remains lit whether Chris is using the microphone or not. See more »

Quotes

Maurice Minnifield: I know black people. I've been around black people, and I know how they talk. The say "thang" instead of "thing." They say "ax," "I ax you this, brother, I ax you that." Now, you don't say "ax." Neither does Colin Powell and that, that Denzel fellow.
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Alternate Versions

Only the first season retains the Universal Television logo on its DVD release, whereas further seasons edit out the logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: Leaving It on the Line (2017) See more »

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One of the BEST shows ever!
11 May 2002 | by TexasSleuthSee all my reviews

I am currently reviewing the episodes on Hallmark. This show is actually better the second time around! I had always believed that this was a 'smarter than the average view' kind of show as few people seemed to understand the subtle humor evoked from the characters and Alaskan setting. Alaska is, perhaps, the US of A's final frontier as we seem to have given up on our manned conquest of space. The Cold War was over, and we (at that time) seemed to harbor no serious threats - we embraced the Russians and Chinese, learned that we were a funny conglomerate of diverse identities making an attempt at universal peace and understanding. The characters were believable and the acting inspiring! After ten years I still feel the magic!

This will be a classic - if only in TV/Psych 101....


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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Yiddish | Tlingit | Hebrew

Release Date:

12 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Northern Exposure See more »

Filming Locations:

Easton, Washington, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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