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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.
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Top Rated TV #39 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 71 wins & 211 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jennifer Aniston ...  Rachel Green 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Courteney Cox ...  Monica Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Lisa Kudrow ...  Phoebe Buffay / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matt LeBlanc ...  Joey Tribbiani 236 episodes, 1994-2004
Matthew Perry ...  Chandler Bing 236 episodes, 1994-2004
David Schwimmer ...  Dr. Ross Geller / ... 236 episodes, 1994-2004
James Michael Tyler ...  Gunther 148 episodes, 1994-2004
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Storyline

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off of one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

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I'll Be There For You See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | Dutch | Italian | French

Release Date:

22 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Hall See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At the beginning of the show, Gunther asks Rachel about her birthday and she says it's May 5. However, when she drives Monica's Porsche with Ross and gets stopped for speeding, the officer asks for her horoscope sign and she answers "Aquarius". Jennifer Aniston's real birthday is February 11, which makes her an Aquarius. See more »

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Even though Phoebe claims to be and makes a living as a masseuse, she is rarely seen actually massaging her clients. She is seen just rubbing the skin of her clients. See more »

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[Chandler's roommate, Eddie has just accused him of sleeping with his ex girlfriend and killing his fish]
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After Courtney Cox married David Arquette, they added 'Arquette' to the end of the entire cast and crew's names in the credits to honor the marriage. See more »

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"The One Where It Could Have Been" originally aired as one part. When split into two parts for syndication, the ending credits to part one have an extra scene with the alternate Monica dancing while eating. See more »

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Lyrics by Allee Willis
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User Reviews

Where are YOUR Friends?
2 March 2005 | by iceevieeSee all my reviews

I've been reading a lot of these comments. Some people don't like the show...claiming it to be unrealistic or that the plot lines get boring.

I didn't discover Friends until a year or two ago (thanks to MY friends) but I ADORE the show in syndication and I hope to own the DVDs. Its damn funny and no one can deny it. Except for stiffs. And whats best about Friends is that its REAL.

Ross and Rachel getting old? How could it? Do relationships get old in real life? No, they're ongoing, sometimes stagnating, sometimes changing. Thats REAL.

This show is about 6 people who love each other like family...which I must say as an 18 year old... is very real. Once you hit your late teens - early twenties...things begin to change. You grow both closer to and further from your biological family, and as you reach more independence, you adopt another family of your own: YOUR FRIENDS.

We may not all sit in coffee shops, but we all LOVE our friends like they were blood. That's what this show is about. Makes you all warm and fuzzy (and sore from laughing) inside. And as a show: FRIENDS will always be a part of MY family.


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