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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.

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Mark Frost, David Lynch
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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 28 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
Grace Zabriskie ...  Sarah Palmer 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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A town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is what it seems.


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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(29 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital (DVD version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members have appeared in one of the Star Trek series. David Warner appeared in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Ian Abercrombie appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995). Miguel Ferrer appeared in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Carel Struycken appeared on _'Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)_'. 'David Bowie', who appeared in the film, was married to 'Iman', who appeared in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991). Madchen Amick appears in Star Trek the next generation. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill: One woman can make you fly like an eagle, another can give you the strength of a lion, but only one in the Cycle Of Life can fill your heart with wonder and the wisdom that you have known a singular joy.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Twin Peaks Theme
Written by Angelo Badalamenti
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An Extraordinary Production, Despite An Inferior Continuation After The Second Half Of The Second Season
14 August 2010 | by npyxSee all my reviews

Twin Peaks is known by its mysterious nature and weird set of characters. It's one of the productions that changed our ways of thinking about TV series. And just like anything we see on the screen, it has its brilliant moments and not-so-brilliant ones.

In the first season and the first half of the second season, we make a mystified journey in the town of Twin Peaks through a chain of strange events and their consequences. Being introduced with exceptional characters, we experience the towns atmosphere, inhabitants' life and their twisted relationships. They're brought us almost in a cinematic way. Not every puzzle is solved in a certain way, some instances remain open to our perception. But everything is smooth.

Honestly I was a little disappointed after seeing the ninth and tenth episode of the second season. The sense of mystery partially gives place to artificiality and dullness. As some said earlier, it's like (although certainly not) the concept reached it's limits and there comes improvisation for the sake of entertainment. So expect to be disturbed by pointless conversations, unnecessarily prolonged scenes (especially when romance is involved), exaggeration, and lack of connectivity. Feeling of compulsion may last till the last few episodes of season two. And after that awaits the worse. As mentioned before, last episode leaves everything hanging. It ends prematurely and leaves a full sense of incompleteness, much like "Carnivale". But even considering these, probably you'll still find Twin Peaks enjoyable.

Twin Peaks is a cult TV series that affected both TV and cinema productions. Personally I like to watch one or two episodes time to time just to feel the atmosphere of early '90s. I should add that the music in Twin Peaks is enchanting. Angelo Badalamenti really did a great job creating the unique score. But it's more than that. You'll find mystery, symbolism, references and creativity in Twin Peaks. In many ways Twin Peaks is an exceptional production and way ahead of it's time.


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