Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.

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Kevin Williamson
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2003   2002   2001   2000   1999   1998  
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Complete series cast summary:
James Van Der Beek ...  Dawson Leery 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Katie Holmes ...  Joey Potter 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Michelle Williams ...  Jen Lindley 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Joshua Jackson ...  Pacey Witter 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Mary Beth Peil ...  Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan 128 episodes, 1998-2003
Kerr Smith ...  Jack McPhee 113 episodes, 1998-2003
Mary-Margaret Humes ...  Gail Leery 93 episodes, 1998-2003
Nina Repeta ...  Bessie Potter 88 episodes, 1998-2003
John Wesley Shipp ...  Mitch Leery 83 episodes, 1998-2001
Meredith Monroe ...  Andie McPhee / ... 69 episodes, 1998-2003
Busy Philipps ...  Audrey Liddell 46 episodes, 2001-2003
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Storyline

Set in a small coastal, Massachusetts town named Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four teenagers as they struggle through adolescence. This is particularly true for 15-year-olds Dawson Leery, an introspective dreamer and Joey Potter, a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty. Best friends since childhood, they are about to enter that confusing time in life where nothing is the way it was and nothing is as it seems. Written by John <littlejohnboy@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Four Twin Peaks Stars made guest appearances in Dawson's Creek: Dana Ashbrook as Rich Rinaldi (9 episodes); Mädchen Amick as Nicole Kennedy (3 episodes); Sherilyn Fenn as Alex Pearl (3 episodes) and Ray Wise as Roger Stepavich (1 episode). Except for Ray Wise's appearance with Dana Ashbrook, the characters never appeared in same episodes and weren't related each other. See more »

Goofs

The first season took place from fall to spring in the state of Massachusetts, however the realities of a Massachusetts winter (snow, heavy clothes, etc.) never appeared. See more »

Quotes

Pacey: Gotta hand it to you Dawson, you make me look good.
Dawson: Yeah? How?
Pacey: You suck worse than I do.
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Alternate Versions

Paula Cole's "I Don't Want to Wait" was the theme song originally used during the broadcast of the show. However on the US region 1 DVDs this song is only used for the first two seasons. The subsequent seasons use Jann Arden's "Run Like Mad" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Whatcha Hough To? (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Wait
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by Paula Cole
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Great Work!!
14 October 2004 | by SajeevaSSee all my reviews

From it's very first pilot episode, Dawson's Creek has been able to capture the hearts of every teenager. Ever since it's ending in 2003, I believe this TV series was one the best teen set drama. One thing that this show was able to maintain was it's cast. Dawson Leary played by James Van Der Beck, Pacey Witter played by Joshua Jackson, Jen Lindley played by Michelle Williams, and Joey Potter played by Katie Holmes have all been in every episode since season one- and hence everyone was able to follow the characters from beginning to end. Though some episodes were cliché, and were equipped with some cheesy lines, that did not stop it from one time being one of the most popular shows in th world. This show brought many stars to the lime light especially Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(128 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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