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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Bailey Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Charlie Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Julia Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Claudia Salinger / ... 143 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Kirsten Bennett / ... 105 episodes, 1994-2000
...  Sarah Reeves / ... 101 episodes, 1995-1999
...  Griffin Holbrook / ... 90 episodes, 1995-2000
...  Will McCorkle 70 episodes, 1994-2000
Andrew Cavarno ...  Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998
Steven Cavarno ...  Owen Salinger 59 episodes, 1995-1998
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Five siblings are left to find their own way in the world when their parents are killed by a drunk driver. The series revolves around the struggles of raising each other and the struggles of life in general. Written by <arei@ccs.neu.edu>

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Drama | Family

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12 September 1994 (USA)  »

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Za istim stolom  »

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(142 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The role of Sarah was meant to be a nine episode character but the producers liked Jennifer Love Hewitt's performance and made her a regular. See more »

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Referenced in Dawson's Creek: Crime & Punishment (2000) See more »

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Closer to Free
Written by Sammy Llanas (as Sam Llanas) & Kurt Neumann
Performed by BoDeans
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One of the best TV shows
15 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I started to see this show from the beginning and I was fascinated by the whole concept of it. The struggle for survival of the Salinger family after their parents being killed in a car accident is the plot of the story. Only five of them, Charlie (the oldest), Julia, Beily Claudia, and a little Owen left in the big family house. They had to solve all the problems by themselves, and there were lots of problems: money problems, Beily's alcoholism, Claudia teenage crisis and, finally, Charlie's cancer. They had to be strong to keep going. The show was very realistic, very often particular situations did not have a Happy end, like in other shows( Beverly Hills 90210, for example).It was fascinating, because at that time it was the only series that actually dealt with real life situation. We all know that life is tough, and the script writers dared to show it up.

The cast was just great: Neve Campbell, Scott Wolf, Lecey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewit, all of them are extremely talented and they did their best in the show. I loved it so much! It was definitely one of the best TV shows!


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