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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 #55 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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


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Trivia

The maiden name of Piper Laurie's character is Packard, which was also her character's last name in The Hustler (1961). Her next film after that was Carrie (1976), in which she worked with two other David Lynch alumni: Priscilla Pointer (Blue Velvet (1986)) and Sissy Spacek (The Straight Story (1999)), who was also Lynch's sister-in-law at the time. See more »

Quotes

Major Briggs: Achievement is its own reward, pride obscures it.
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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 Entertainment Tonight: The Women of Twin Peaks (1990) See more »

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Twin Peaks Theme
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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Everyone's Talking About It. The Talk Is Good and Bad. It Definitely Strikes a Nerve.
31 October 2003 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Stunning and explosive, completely misunderstood by many when it ran from 1990-1991 and definitely trail-blazing for the art of television production, "Twin Peaks" is one of those could-have-been, should-have-been television series that ended up being remarkable anyway. A teenage girl (Sheryl Lee) is murdered. A strange police detective (Kyle MacLachlan) is brought in to solve the mystery as the local police just cannot cope with the crime. Strange situations continue to pop up all over the landscape of the titled Pacific Northwestern town though and it becomes sadly apparent that the crime will likely never be solved. Side-stories galore confuse and intrigue and the viewer is left wondering, "Does this have anything to do with the initial crime?". Then just when you think the puzzle is about solved, total chaos strikes with whacked dream sequences that make you question your own sanity. What is really happening in the town and do we really want to know or are we happier letting the mystery suck us in? "Twin Peaks" was created by David Lynch (arguably the finest American film-maker, along with Martin Scorsese, living today) and over two very abbreviated seasons (only 29 total episodes) television reached an age that may never be experienced again. At the time many (perhaps myself included) did not know what to make of the show and even more panned it completely. The fact that the series did not really end the way it should have is sad, but in another way it just adds to the legends and myths involved here. There were eight writers on this series and a mind-blowing 15 different directors (Lynch did some of the work and even Diane Keaton got an opportunity to add to the program). Performers like Ray Wise, Piper Laurie, Joan Chen, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn, Russ Tamblyn and Madchen Amick appear, disappear and re-appear so frequently that you become confused as to what their roles in the show truly are. Monumental, gigantic, legendary, interesting, dominant and definitely thought-provoking, "Twin Peaks" is one of those television shows that amazes and dazzles with its highly unique brand of commentary. Followed by a theatrical movie ("Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me") in 1992 that was made to answer the questions presented throughout the program, it was also sadly misunderstood by most in the viewing public (even being rubbished by some who loved the series). A real gem in the history of television art. 5 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 1990 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(29 episodes)

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

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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