Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Annie Potts ...  Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' Sims / ... 88 episodes, 1998-2002
Lorraine Toussaint ...  Rene Jackson 88 episodes, 1998-2002
Chris Mulkey ...  Colliar Sims 83 episodes, 1998-2002
Olivia Friedman ...  Kelly Sims / ... 70 episodes, 1998-2002
Shari Dyon Perry ...  Young Rene Jackson 66 episodes, 1998-2001
Mae Middleton Mae Middleton ...  Young Mary Elizabeth 'M.E.' O'Brien 66 episodes, 1998-2001
Donzaleigh Abernathy ...  Sara Jackson / ... 64 episodes, 1998-2002
Dan Byrd ...  Young Colliar Sims 61 episodes, 1998-2002
Nancy McLoughlin ...  Catherine O'Brien 56 episodes, 1998-2002
Elise Shirley Elise Shirley ...  Young Teresa O'Brien 51 episodes, 1998-2002
Calvin DeVault ...  Davis Sims 41 episodes, 1999-2002
Derrex Brady ...  Ajoni Williams / ... 41 episodes, 1998-2002
John Lafayette ...  James Jackson 36 episodes, 1998-2002
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Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (ME) gets pregnant and Rene doesn't support her decision to keep the child and marry her boyfriend. Thirty years later, ME is still living in Alabama with her husband as they struggle to make ends meet. Rene, meanwhile is a successful attorney working in Washington. After the death of her father, Rene decides to move back to her old hometown, where she meets ME again. As the pair resume their old friendship, they reminisce on old times and the events that occurred after splitting up. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Two different lives. One incredible friendship.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

8 August 1998 (USA) See more »

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Alabama Dreams See more »

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Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Paid Our Dues Productions logo featured in the closing credits shows a bartender removing an empty mug from on top of a coaster that has the production company's logo on it. The drinker drops money onto the bar to pay for the drink: a quarter, one dime, two nickels, and two pennies for a total of forty-seven cents. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Jackson: After what that man did to us 35 years ago, this is nothing.
Bill Moody: What did O'Brien 35 years ago?
Rene Jackson: Let's just say I breathed a sigh of relief every night when my father came home.
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Any Day Now
Written by Burt Bacharach, Bob Hilliard
Sung by Lori Perry
Arranged by Susan Marder
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24 August 2003 | by cmercado9See all my reviews

I just started watching The Show around July. I found it by mistake, I was channel surfing during a Vacation. It is a great show, I just wish it wasn't on so late at night. It's on at 12:30 AM. As a working person it makes it hard to watch all the time.

I read some comments. I did not agree with the late one about not growing up in the 60's and not believing that this stuff can happen.

I grew up in the 60's. I'm Hispanic and I had a "White" boyfriend plus we had black friends in High School. I believe people get along because of their interests and personalities and it has nothing to do with being a certain race or color.

I can't wait till the show goes on DVD so I can buy it. This way I can see it from the beginning.


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