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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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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 149 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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You can never have enough Friends! 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:

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Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$959,073
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Before the show was cast, the main love interest was intended to be Monica (Courteney Cox) and Joey (Matt LeBlanc). See more »

Goofs

Ross says the Bapstein-King Comet Shower technically began 7 billion years ago. Technically, that's back to around 3 billion years before the Earth formed. See more »

Quotes

[In response to a stupid comment]
Chandler: You have to stop the Q-Tip when there's resistance.
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Crazy Credits

In the two episodes "The One That Could Have Been" (Part 1 & 2) the opening credits have been changed: you see the alter-egos of the cast members in the "alternate reality" (Monica still being fat, Joey as famous actor etc.). See more »

Alternate Versions

In the DVD version of "The One After I Do" from season 8, there was a part when Chandler was dancing in slippery shoes with Judy Geller and slips and tears down Judy's dress. The scene was not added in the television version. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

I'll Be There For You
(Title Theme)
Composed by Michael Skloff
Lyrics by Allee Willis
Performed by The Rembrandts
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Still as funny as it was when it started back in '94
18 January 2003 | by SilverzeroSee all my reviews

People are saying that friends is running out of ideas and that the humour is getting dull. Running out of ideas? possibly. Humour getting feeble? absolutely not. In fact it's getting better. OK, so perhaps they're beginning to "pair up" the six of them, but so what. Chandler's sarcasm is still as funny as ever. Monica's quirkiness still works. Phoebe's goofiness still brings about a smile. And Joey,Rachel and Ross are still as funny as they always were. So stop being a bunch of cynics and enjoy the show while it's still on.


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