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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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Wendy Schaal (Tammy (Shelly's mother)) was born in 1954. While in the series, Tammy supposedly had Shelly at a young age, Cynthia Geary (Shelly) was born in 1965, making the actresses have only an eleven year age difference. See more »

Goofs

At KBHR, the needles on both of the illuminated VU meters (on the control board) do not move when Chris is talking or at any other time there is modulation. That would never be the case in a real radio station. See more »

Quotes

Chris Stevens: Today, a belated apology to the much maligned Chicken Little. It turns out you were right - the sky is falling. The National Space Administration informs us that Uncle Sam's Com-Sat 4 satellite is in a rapidly decaying orbit. That's their way of saying a ton of angry space trash is heading back home at fifteen thousand miles an hour. What does that make me think of? Makes me think of a triceratops, innocently munching a palm frond when out of the sky, whammo, a meteor sucker punches old mother ...
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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 The TV Set (2006) See more »

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Most remarkable piece of art in TV history
25 January 2005 | by noldor-2See all my reviews

A one-of-a-kind experience. To listen to Chris In The Morning and watch what Ed Chigliak is up to. To gaze into Maggies incredible brown eyes and hear her oh-so melodious voice.

An experience not to be missed. There are not even re-runs now. I would certainly buy any cds available as soon as I can find any! And the music! Wow. Awesome. Rob, why did you feel you had to go? That show was such a wonderful inspiration, and a near cure-all for the reality over-dosed. Heh.

Warmest regards to you all in Alaska. And here is a big ripe tomato to celebrate Columbus day right.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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