Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

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David E. Kelley
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 39 wins & 115 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Calista Flockhart ...  Ally McBeal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Greg Germann ...  Richard Fish 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Jane Krakowski ...  Elaine Vassal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Vonda Shepard ...  Vonda Shepard 108 episodes, 1997-2002
Peter MacNicol ...  John Cage 103 episodes, 1997-2002
Lisa Nicole Carson ...  Renee Raddick 91 episodes, 1997-2002
Portia de Rossi ...  Nelle Porter 89 episodes, 1998-2002
Lucy Liu ...  Ling Woo 72 episodes, 1998-2002
Courtney Thorne-Smith ...  Georgia Thomas 69 episodes, 1997-2002
Gil Bellows ...  Billy Thomas 68 episodes, 1997-2002
Albert Hall ...  Judge Seymore Walsh 51 episodes, 1998-2002
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Storyline

Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue a career in law away from Ally, their relationship came to an end. In the present, an old classmate of Ally's named Richard Fish gives Ally a job at his law firm, where Billy and his new wife are also working. This puts Ally in a predicament since she still has feelings for Billy which she's laboring to get over. At the office, Ally puts up with a nosy, gossiping secretary named Elaine, and an oddball lawyer named John Cage never seems to lose a case. At home, Ally's friend and house-mate Renée regularly advises her on her love life. The series follows Ally's trials and tribulations in life through her eyes, and caricaturizes her personal thoughts and fantasies. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Trivia

There is a character in "Mortal Kombat (1992)" named Johnny Cage, the same name as the character played by Peter MacNicol in this series. See more »

Quotes

John "The Biscuit" Cage: Everyone has flaws, some are bigger than others, and as flaws go, SHE HAS A PENIS!
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Alternate Versions

In "Love is All Around" a part of the scene where Todd (Guest Star Matthew Perry) accidentally hits Ally on the head with the bathroom stall door was cut out. The part that was not shown was after he hits her Clare pops out of another stall and accidentally pushes Ally with the stall door into Todd's arms. Embarassed by the situation she asks Todd to let her go but when he does she drops to the floor. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Isänmaan toivot: Vellu McBeal (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Searchin' My Soul
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Written and Performed by Vonda Shepard
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User Reviews

You are all seduction!
12 January 1999 | by DurgaSee all my reviews

My daughter and I, we both are crazy about this TV-series We can even say "addicted". The story is richly involvent and each character has its own unique charm. As soon as one show is ended and we are already looking forward the next,.. and the next... Calista, you are all seduction! By the way, how about a complete video with all Ally & Associated adventures? Yours, truly, fans.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ally McBeal See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (112 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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