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Twin Peaks 

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators:

Mark Frost, David Lynch
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2   1  
1991   1990  
Top Rated TV #54 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Kyle MacLachlan ...  Special Agent Dale Cooper 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Michael Ontkean ...  Sheriff Harry S. Truman 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Mädchen Amick ...  Shelly Johnson 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Dana Ashbrook ...  Bobby Briggs 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Richard Beymer ...  Benjamin Horne 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Donna Hayward 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Sherilyn Fenn ...  Audrey Horne 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Warren Frost ...  Dr. Will Hayward 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Peggy Lipton ...  Norma Jennings 30 episodes, 1989-1991
James Marshall ...  James Hurley 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Everett McGill ...  Big Ed Hurley 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Jack Nance ...  Pete Martell 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Joan Chen ...  Jocelyn Packard 30 episodes, 1989-1991
Kimmy Robertson ...  Lucy Moran 29 episodes, 1989-1991
Michael Horse ...  Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill 27 episodes, 1989-1991
Piper Laurie ...  Catherine Martell / ... 27 episodes, 1989-1991
Harry Goaz ...  Deputy Andy Brennan 26 episodes, 1989-1991
Eric DaRe ...  Leo Johnson 24 episodes, 1989-1991
Wendy Robie ...  Nadine Hurley 22 episodes, 1989-1991
Ray Wise ...  Leland Palmer 18 episodes, 1989-1991
Sheryl Lee ...  Maddy Ferguson / ... 18 episodes, 1989-1991
Russ Tamblyn ...  Dr. Lawrence Jacoby 16 episodes, 1989-1991
Don S. Davis ...  Maj. Garland Briggs 16 episodes, 1989-1991
Chris Mulkey ...  Hank Jennings 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Gary Hershberger ...  Mike Nelson 13 episodes, 1989-1991
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Storyline

The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul. Written by Douglas Baptie

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Taglines:

A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David Lynch and Mark Frost watched the original film Peyton Place to get an idea of how to develop the town's inhabitants, and ended up borrowing several ideas. Both revolve around a young girl who was sexually abused by a family member. Russ Tamblyn also appeared in both projects. See more »

Quotes

Big Ed Hurley: It's not the first time, it won't be the last, but I'm in that doghouse again.
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Crazy Credits

There are some episodes that don't end with the usual Homecoming Queen photo of Laura Palmer and "Laura Palmer's Theme" in the credits: Episode 2 credits feature the Little Man from Another Place seen from above and dancing. Episode 8 features Gersten Hayward (Alicia Witt) playing the piano. Episode 14 shows Agent Cooper, the red curtains and the song "The World Spins" by Julee Cruise. Episode 18 features Ben Horne's old home movies seen in this same episode. Episode 29 features the coffee cup given to Cooper in the Red Room and Laura's face on it. See more »

Alternate Versions

Recent home media releases have removed the SPELLING logo from in-between the end credits and the Lynch/Frost Productions logo. This has caused the distinctive fall into the low-motif portion of the end credit theme ('Laura Palmer's Theme') during Season 1 to be lost, albeit it is partly retained in Season 2 due to the end credits being slightly extended and the low-motif portion beginning just as the credits section ends, rather than after. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dex and Coman vs. David Lynch (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Twin Peaks Theme
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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User Reviews

Dr. Jacoby from the late Terrence McKenna
23 March 2006 | by jerome-23See all my reviews

I perceive Dr. Jacoby to be strongly based on the late ethnobotanist, Terrence McKenna. Their physical appearance is strikingly similar, their dress style is similar and they are both in the liberal arts professions. Dr. Jacoby holidays in Hawaii and has a Hawaiian wife, McKenna lived in Hawaii. Dr. Jacoby has a notable mushroom shaped lamp, McKenna studied and wrote widely on psychedelic mushroom culture.

We corresponded via email too briefly in 1996. He advised me in regard to life and 2012 to "be there or be square."

When I posted this in the Twin Peaks Message Boards area two fellow posters quickly agreed with me.

BTW, I watched Twin Peaks when it was originally aired in the UK around 15 years ago.

I have a copy of the December 1990 Playboy starring Sherilyn Fenn which I purchased underage although quite permissible for her only semi-nudity.

--- by Jerome, computer coder, author, and voter of 1,000 films.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital (DVD version)| Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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