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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 #53 | 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, 1990-1991
Michael Ontkean ...  Sheriff Harry S. Truman 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Mädchen Amick ...  Shelly Johnson 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Dana Ashbrook ...  Bobby Briggs 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Richard Beymer ...  Benjamin Horne 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Donna Hayward 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Sherilyn Fenn ...  Audrey Horne 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Warren Frost ...  Dr. Will Hayward 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Peggy Lipton ...  Norma Jennings 30 episodes, 1990-1991
James Marshall ...  James Hurley 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Everett McGill ...  Big Ed Hurley 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Jack Nance ...  Pete Martell 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Joan Chen ...  Jocelyn Packard 30 episodes, 1990-1991
Kimmy Robertson ...  Lucy Moran 29 episodes, 1990-1991
Michael Horse ...  Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill 28 episodes, 1990-1991
Piper Laurie ...  Catherine Martell / ... 27 episodes, 1990-1991
Harry Goaz ...  Deputy Andy Brennan 26 episodes, 1990-1991
Eric DaRe ...  Leo Johnson 24 episodes, 1990-1991
Wendy Robie ...  Nadine Hurley 22 episodes, 1990-1991
Ray Wise ...  Leland Palmer 18 episodes, 1990-1991
Sheryl Lee ...  Maddy Ferguson / ... 18 episodes, 1990-1991
Russ Tamblyn ...  Dr. Lawrence Jacoby 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Don S. Davis ...  Maj. Garland Briggs 16 episodes, 1990-1991
Chris Mulkey ...  Hank Jennings 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Gary Hershberger ...  Mike Nelson 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Grace Zabriskie ...  Sarah Palmer 13 episodes, 1990-1991
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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.


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Trivia

"Twin Peaks" takes place in and was filmed in Washington state. Two major characters in the series share the names of two legendary figures in Washington state history. FBI agent Dale Bartholomew Cooper shares the last name and first initials of D. B. Cooper, the mysterious hijacker and extortionist who disappeared after jumping out of a plane over the Washington-Oregon borderlands in 1971. (Factual sticklers will note that the man called himself Dan Cooper, not D. B. Cooper, which was a name given to him by an inaccurate press report.) Sheriff Harry Truman shares his name not only with the US president, Harry S. Truman, but also with Harry R. Truman, the 83-year-old lodge owner who was killed in the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens after refusing to evacuate his lodge at the foot of the volcano. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dale Cooper: Damn good coffee!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Restless (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Twin Peaks Theme
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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my all-time favorite television show
16 September 2004 | by rosenfield10-1See all my reviews

Angelo Badalamenti's sweet theme begins as smokestacks billow, and a robin assures the viewer of the presence of love in a little town located through the pines, just this side of sanity...or reality. Either way you choose to look at it (and the choice is yours), every episode of this groundbreaking television show grabbed the viewer in its seductive and destructive web... and wouldn't let go. "Twin Peaks" began a string of weird television shows in the early 90's, but, unlike those later shows, "Twin Peaks" would be beloved and remembered long after it was off the air. "Twin Peaks" has earned a spot next to "The Twilight Zone", "Night Gallery", and "Star Trek" in terms of pioneering television and in terms of a cult following deserving of conventions and fanzines. I believe that F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper is one of the most enjoyable and inspiring characters in television history. His simple passions and quirky behavior was a welcomed sight in our living rooms every week during the shows very short run in the late 80's and early 90's. "Twin Peaks" started out on fire, gaining exposure during the pilot's multiple airings. The mystery of Laura Palmer's murderer practically invented conversations at the water cooler. However, the shows second season was scheduled to air on Saturday nights at 10:00, an advertiser's no-man's land. And, with the shows fan base out on the late weekend nights, the shows network decided to cancel it. David Lynch, the shows co-creator, directed a theatrically released film prequel to "Twin Peaks", showing all who missed the shows airings what really happened to Laura the week of her death, and, finally, her killer. As a huge fan of "Twin Peaks", I will tell you that the circle of events that occur within the story enable the viewer to relive the events over and over, each time around with more intensity than before. When you view the movie prequel, diving right back into the series becomes the natural path, allowing one to see things again for what they really are... or aren't. I highly recommend owning the entire series. Without a network messing up your viewing time, you can see the mystery unfold at your own pace. Viewing "Twin Peaks-Fire Walk With Me", along with the television pilot and the entire 29 episode series (about 33 hours all together), is the most fascinating and satisfying viewing experience that the entertainment industry has offered me so far. The music, costumes, editing, acting, and direction all received Emmy nominations, leading one to conclude that "Twin Peaks" not only satisfied the public, but the critics as well. An incredible achievement, "Twin Peaks" is my all-time favorite television show.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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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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