Based on the 1989 Ron Howard film of the same name.
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Complete series cast summary:
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Gil Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Jayne Atkinson ...  Karen Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Max Elliott Slade ...  Kevin Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Thora Birch ...  Taylor Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Zachary La Voy Zachary La Voy ...  Justin Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Maryedith Burrell ...  Helen Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Bess Meyer ...  Julie Buckman Hawks 12 episodes, 1990-1991
David Arquette ...  Tod Hawks 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Leonardo DiCaprio ...  Garry Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Ken Ober ...  Nathan Merrick 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Susan Norman ...  Susan Buckman Merrick 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Ivyann Schwan ...  Patty Merrick 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Mary Jackson ...  Great Grandma Greenwell 12 episodes, 1990-1991
Sheila MacRae ...  Marilyn Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
William Windom ...  Frank Buckman 12 episodes, 1990-1991
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Based on the 1989 Ron Howard film of the same name.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Wahnsinnsfamilie See more »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Zachary La Voy reprises his role of Justin Buckman from the movie. Also, Max Elliott Slade originally played Young Gil in the movie, but now plays Kevin Buckman in the series. See more »

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TV to movies and back
3 March 2010 | by aldo-renato50See all my reviews

From what I've read over the years, Parenthood was conceived as a series in the late 1980s but never got picked up by the networks. It was then turned into a movie and, after the movie was a hit, relaunched as a series...??!! The series came and went despite a great cast of TV actors (any couple can relate to Ed Begley Jr. and Jayne Atkinson as parents and/or William Windom and Sheila McRae as grandparents, not to mention Leonardo DiCaprio and Thora Birch among the children). Add into this Ron Howard and his partner Brian Grazer and at least five other people credited as executive producers. This show should've clicked as a series but it didn't...??!! 20 years later, it's back...different cast and the same producers...let's see what happens this time around!! This was a great series that should've worked. My wife and I saw the movie and every episode of the series and, as previously stated, we related to the Begley-Atkinson couple. Let's see if 20 years have changed things.


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