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Tales of the City 

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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco.
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1994  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Olympia Dukakis ...  Anna Madrigal 6 episodes, 1993
Donald Moffat ...  Edgar Halcyon 6 episodes, 1993
Chloe Webb ...  Mona Ramsey 6 episodes, 1993
Laura Linney ...  Mary Ann Singleton 6 episodes, 1993
Marcus D'Amico ...  Michael Tolliver 6 episodes, 1993
Thomas Gibson ...  Beauchamp Day 6 episodes, 1993
Paul Gross ...  Brian Hawkins 6 episodes, 1993
Barbara Garrick ...  DeDe Halcyon Day 6 episodes, 1993
Billy Campbell ...  Jon Fielding 5 episodes, 1993
Nina Foch ...  Frannie Halcyon 5 episodes, 1993
Stanley DeSantis ...  Norman Neal Williams 4 episodes, 1993
Cynda Williams ...  D'orothea Wilson 4 episodes, 1993
Meagen Fay ...  Binky Gruen 4 episodes, 1993
Parker Posey ...  Connie Bradshaw 3 episodes, 1993
Kevin Sessums Kevin Sessums ...  Peter Cipriani 3 episodes, 1993
Paul Dooley ...  Herb Tolliver 2 episodes, 1993
Country Joe McDonald ...  Joaquin 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Jeter ...  Carson Callas 2 episodes, 1993
Syd Straw ...  Laurel 2 episodes, 1993
Paul Bartel ...  Charles Hillary Lord 2 episodes, 1993
Belita Moreno ...  Alice Tolliver 2 episodes, 1993
Meadow Sisto Meadow Sisto ...  Cheryl Moretti 2 episodes, 1993
Lance Loud ...  William Deveraux Hill III 2 episodes, 1993
Bob Mackie ...  Richard Evan Hampton 2 episodes, 1993
Ian McKellen ...  Archibald Anson Gidde 2 episodes, 1993
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Storyline

This mini-series chronicles the adventures of Mary Ann Singleton, a young secretary from Cleveland who takes a vacation to San Francisco and decides to stay. Set in 1976, before the days of A.I.D.S. and crack, the story depicts the city at the height of its boisterous gay, drug, and disco cultures through the eyes of the innocent heroine. Written by Ernest W. Adams <eadams@ea.com>

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Several members of the cast and creative team, including Sir Ian McKellen and Rod Steiger, offered their services, simply because they were close friends or fans of Armistead Maupin. See more »

Goofs

When Beauchamp and Mary Ann pull up in front of Barbary Lane after their weekend away, the crew is reflected in the side of Beauchamp's car. See more »

Quotes

[Mona opens Michael's door to find him in bed with Jon]
Mona Ramsay: Hi, I'm Nancy Drew. You must be the Hardy Boys.
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Followed by Tales of the City (2019) See more »

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Each page transforms brilliantly to screen
30 January 2003 | by RadicalTintinSee all my reviews

One is always concerned when a great work of written fiction is dressed up for the screen, but you can have no worries about the integrity of this production. We all paint pictures of characters when reading a book, and these images remain locked in our minds.

More often than not, when these characters appear in the flesh on the TV, we are a little disappointed. Not in this case! Maupin's wonderfully colourful feast about San Francisco in the seventies transfers vividly to the screen. The emotion and pace of the written original is dutifully kept in this production, with sterling performances all round. Dukakis exudes mystery, D'Amico portrays the endearing 'Mouse' with style, and Linney is sublime.

Expect to be experiencing all the human emotions in this delightful mini series. Perfect.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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