A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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Love Hurts (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.

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Cousin Bobby (1992)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary about Director Jonathan Demme's cousin, an Episcopalian minister in Harlem.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Robert W. Castle, Jonathan Demme
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years and are now in the process of breaking up. Sam, his childhood friend, is just beginning to fall in love with a new teacher at the high ... See full summary »

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Stars: Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Daniels
Checking Out (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A successful family man, who works for an airline, becomes consumed by fear of death after his colleague and best friend dies in front of him from heart attack while telling the setup for the joke: "Why don't Italians like barbecues?"

Director: David Leland
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Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When David Sinclair, a popular and talented high school student commits suicide, his best friend Chris takes over many of his responsibilities; from the school production of "H.M.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Marisa Silver
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Providence (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A talented but disenchanted high school student seeking more advanced instruction sneaks inside the ivy covered gates of nearby Brown University. Masquerading as a college student he is ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackay
Stars: JD Cullum, Yvonne de la Vega, David Greenlee
Murder Incorporated (Video 1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A music video for Bruce Springsteen

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Clarence Clemons, Joel C. Simon, Bruce Springsteen
Comedy | Drama
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There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

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Mary & Tim (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Another adaptation of the novel "Tim", about the love that develops between a mentally challenged young man and the older, lonely widow who takes him under her wing.

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Candice Bergen, Richard Kiley, Tom McCarthy
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Series cast summary:
...  Kara Dimley 1 episode, 1987
...  Barbara 1 episode, 1987
...  Robin Stone 1 episode, 1987
...  Gary 1 episode, 1987
...  Dwight Harper 1 episode, 1987
...  Hilda Bundt 1 episode, 1989
...  Enid 1 episode, 1989
...  Agripina Gravanescu-Smith 1 episode, 1989
...  Buddy Amber 1 episode, 1989
...  Edna 1 episode, 1989
...  Sydney 1 episode, 1987
...  Mitch 1 episode, 1987
Ted Stidder ...  Fred 1 episode, 1987
...  Maxwell Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
...  George Stone 1 episode, 1987
...  David 1 episode, 1989
...  Bill 1 episode, 1989
...  Jenny Amber 1 episode, 1989
...  Jed 1 episode, 1989
...  Howard LaMotta 1 episode, 1989
...  Stu 1 episode, 1987
...  Actress 1 episode, 1987
Hagan Beggs ...  Dad 1 episode, 1987
...  Frances Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
Ketty Lester ...  Mildred 1 episode, 1987
...  Luanda 1 episode, 1989
...  Nancy 1 episode, 1989
Katherine McGrath ...  Mother St Helen 1 episode, 1989
...  Laura 1 episode, 1989
...  Emma St. John 1 episode, 1989
Dustin Berkovitz ...  Young Gary 1 episode, 1987
...  Byron 1 episode, 1987
Bruno Gerussi ...  Harry 1 episode, 1987
Betty Phillips ...  Mom 1 episode, 1987
...  Dr. Iris Goldberg 1 episode, 1987
Richard Dimitri ...  Dean 1 episode, 1989
...  Jennifer 1 episode, 1989
...  Gene 1 episode, 1989
Marcell Rosenblatt ...  Tracy 1 episode, 1989
...  Father 1 episode, 1989
Melanie Jones ...  Gary's Mom 1 episode, 1987
...  Rebecca 1 episode, 1987
...  Joey 1 episode, 1987
...  Marlin Fletcher 1 episode, 1987
...  Driving Instructor 1 episode, 1987
Eric Ayala ...  Young Benjie 1 episode, 1989
...  The Man on TV 1 episode, 1989
Kurt Knudson ...  Jack 1 episode, 1989
...  Agent Caponello 1 episode, 1989
...  Allison 1 episode, 1987
...  Gypsy 1 episode, 1987
...  Frank 1 episode, 1987
Doug Tuck 1 episode, 1987
Laura White ...  Jennifer 1 episode, 1987
George Belanger 1 episode, 1989
Kalimba ...  Abdul 1 episode, 1989
...  Older Benjie 1 episode, 1989
Ken Smith 1 episode, 1989
...  2nd Driving Instructor 1 episode, 1987
Norman Browning 1 episode, 1987
Jackson Davies ...  Charlie 1 episode, 1987
...  Grandpa Buckshot 1 episode, 1987
Álvaro Carcaño 1 episode, 1989
Ellen Gollas 1 episode, 1989
Dondee Spencer ...  Clarissa 1 episode, 1989
...  Bruno 1 episode, 1987
...  Reggie 1 episode, 1987
David Alden 1 episode, 1989
Gabriela Goldsmith 1 episode, 1989
Ron Wertheim 1 episode, 1989
...  The Pregnant Daughter 1 episode, 1987
Jaqueline Fernandez 1 episode, 1989
John Sabol 1 episode, 1989
Irina Areu 1 episode, 1989
...  Jim 1 episode, 1987
Christopher Durang ...  The Waiter 1 episode, 1987
...  Marsha 1 episode, 1987
...  Wanda 1 episode, 1987
Roger Cudney ...  Persival 1 episode, 1989
...  Daphne 1 episode, 1989
...  The Neighbor 1 episode, 1989
...  Bill 1 episode, 1989
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A half-hour sitcom anthology on PBS, about people who are struggling with the daily routines of life.

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Is Trying Times what I am looking for?
8 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is SO obscure; I doubt anyone will ever read it. I watched a PBS or ABC after school special show episode before I had cable ('88) just because the TV guide listed David Byrne. He played the nerdy (don't recall him speaking 10 words) BF/fiancé of a daughter home for a family Xmas. He was a minor player. The star was a girl brought/sent home by a younger brother(?) I could swear she was played by Maddie Corman (Eric Stoltz's younger sister in "Some Kind of Wonderful".) She was the TOTAL jinx. Minor mishaps degenerated to "let me turn the light switch on while you fish the wedding ring out of the garbage disposer" and eventually the house burning down. I might be in error. Can anyone help me? This secondary email is checked weekly or so. Thanks in advance.


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