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Friends 

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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 #41 | 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 151 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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Taglines:

Spend some time with your Friends See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$246,168, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$89,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire series)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Friends Creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane are also co-writers of the show's theme song, "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts. See more »

Goofs

In the final episodes when Rachel gets ready to leave the country for Paris for her new job she says how she worked for Ralph Lauren for 10 years, but she didn't start that job until 1999 and the show ended in 2004, therefore she couldn't have worked there for 10 years. Though five years have passed for the viewing audience, it's possible that 10 years have passed in the Friends universe in that time span. See more »

Quotes

Monica: My motto is get out before they go down.
Joey: That is so not my motto.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The first airing of the pilot episode in syndication featured approximately 10 additional minutes of footage, including a musical number by Phoebe. This 30 Minute version has just become available on the Region 4 DVD of Friends. It includes Phoebe's song, and extended scenes at the coffee house and in Ross' lounge putting together the home entertainment unit. This version is not available on the Australian Video release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Halftime Special (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Smelly Cat
Written by Adam Chase
Performed by Lisa Kudrow
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User Reviews

The greatest show on television
9 February 2004 | by kmbick2See all my reviews

Friends is an excellent tv show. All of the actors are excellent!

People are saying they don't understand it, which confuses me. It's great entertainment! Friends are talking and living their life, and you see what goes on. It's going to be hell when it is finally over! The writers are the best I have seen. How could it be a horrible show when actresses such as Jennifer Aniston have won Golden Globes because of her work in it. No one who has watched this show once can say they did not laugh their ass off at least once during the 30 minute period!


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