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Sunset Beach 

Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Clive Robertson ...  Ben Evans / ... 570 episodes, 1997-1999
Susan Ward ...  Meg Cummings 551 episodes, 1997-1999
Sarah Buxton ...  Annie Douglas Richards / ... 549 episodes, 1997-1999
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Olivia Richards 520 episodes, 1997-1999
Sam Behrens ...  Gregory Richards 506 episodes, 1997-1999
Eddie Cibrian ...  Cole Deschanel / ... 497 episodes, 1997-1999
Hank Cheyne ...  Ricardo Torres 490 episodes, 1997-1999
Priscilla Garita ...  Gabi Martinez / ... 447 episodes, 1997-1999
Timothy Adams ...  Casey Mitchum 415 episodes, 1997-1999
Randy Spelling ...  Sean Richards 386 episodes, 1997-1999
Kathleen Noone ...  Bette Katzenkazrahi 363 episodes, 1997-1999
Jason George ...  Michael Bourne 352 episodes, 1997-1999
Sherri Saum ...  Vanessa Hart 343 episodes, 1997-1999
Dax Griffin ...  Tim Truman 325 episodes, 1997-1999
Nick Kiriazis ...  Father Antonio Torres 322 episodes, 1998-1999
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ...  Caitlin Richards / ... 281 episodes, 1997-1998
Christina Chambers ...  Maria Torres Evans / ... 277 episodes, 1998-1999
Shawn Batten ...  Sara Cummings 242 episodes, 1998-1999
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Storyline

Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to find a computer pen pal, SB. Soon after she sets foot on Sunset Beach, Meg's life is turned upside-down, as she becomes involved in the dynamic lives of the Beach's residents. Written by KR <rivadenei@uhavax.hartford.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanset Bič See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(755 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

'Kristin Davis' was originally offered the role of Meg Cummings, but she turned it down. See more »

Quotes

[Francesca has interrupted AJ and Cole wearing nothing but a towel. Cole leaves]
Armando 'A.J.' Deschanel, Jr.: I mean, come on Francesca. You didn't think that you could just strut around in your little towel and turn Cole';s head, did you?
Francesca Vargas: Sure turned your head.
Armando 'A.J.' Deschanel, Jr.: Awww, AJ is human.
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Edited into Sunset Beach: Shockwave (1998) See more »

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The Tide Is High
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Ironic goodness
19 October 2004 | by laura_j_mortonSee all my reviews

Hi I loved Sunset beach, and I am really enjoying the reruns on UK TV at the moment.

If you like your soaps gritty and realistic then don't even bother watching, but if you want to laugh till your sides split, and get taken away from your humdrum life, then tune in to SB.

It has everything that normal soaps try their best to disguise, for example; sets that shake every time a door is slammed, recurring scenery, and best of all absolutely ridiculous plots.

It points the finger at so many soaps out there, and takes the mickey out of them, if you like ironic and sarcastic humour then this is definitely the soap for you.

From the masked killer on Terror Island to the earthquake and simultaneous tidal wave, (that put all the cast in jeopardy), it is the best and funniest soap to ever be made.

You may think that the story lines covered in the three years that the show ran are so ridiculous that they would not appear on other soaps, but most seem to be loosely based on story lines from other, trying to be serious, ones.

It is plain and simply a take on all the soaps ever aired, and I'm so glad that it was made. Thank you Aaron Spelling, you made the best daytime soap ever.


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