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Boston Public 

The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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David E. Kelley
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chi McBride ...  Steven Harper 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Anthony Heald ...  Scott Guber 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Loretta Devine ...  Marla Hendricks 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Sharon Leal ...  Marilyn Sudor 72 episodes, 2000-2004
Fyvush Finkel ...  Harvey Lipschultz 70 episodes, 2000-2004
Jeri Ryan ...  Ronnie Cooke 59 episodes, 2001-2004
Michael Rapaport ...  Danny Hanson 59 episodes, 2001-2004
Nicky Katt ...  Harry Senate 49 episodes, 2000-2002
Jessalyn Gilsig ...  Lauren Davis 44 episodes, 2000-2002
Rashida Jones ...  Louisa Fenn 36 episodes, 2000-2002
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Käytäväpeliä See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(81 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Lauren Davis was originally created with Lauren Holly in mind for the role; hence the first name. See more »

Goofs

In her introductory episode, the character of Kimberly Woods claims she is teaching at the high school as part of the "Teach for America" program. Boston is not currently a city where "Teach for America" operates. It is being considered as an addition, but it is not in the program at the time the episode aired. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Sudor: Women are so dumb, Steven, you know that? Okay, what would you do if somebody hit you?
Steven Harper: Well, I'd like to say I'd turn the other cheek, but I'd probably hit 'em back.
Marilyn Sudor: Yeah, turning the other cheek is overrated, Steven, take it from me. She's gonna marry that guy, you know what? Screw it.
Steven Harper: You're the last person in the world I'd thought would turn bitter.
Marilyn Sudor: Oh, I'm way past bitter. He's gonna beat the hell out of her, he's gonna break her spirit again and again, and you know what? Maybe they'll have...
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Connections

Referenced in Boston Legal: Let Sales Ring (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of Joy
(English version of "Freude schöner Götterfunken")
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven from "Sinfonie Nr 9 in d, op. 125"
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A surprising wonderful TV Drama!!!
30 January 2001 | by wizzbangSee all my reviews

When I tuned into Boston Public for the first episode, I wasn't expecting much. Though I was a fan of David E. Kelley, the ads for the show looked rather bland and/or unintelligent. And after the first five minutes, I found myself pleasantly wrong.

I have since watched every episode, and "Boston Public" is one of the few shows I think is really worth my time. With good acting, that week-in, week-out off some very exceptional writing. Though you hate some of the things that some of these characters do, like Fyvish Finkel's 'Harvey Lipschitz' is very racist, you are drawn to all ten members of the cast and love each and everyone one of them.

Chi McBride and Jessalyn Gilsig stand out among the cast as the much-beleaguered principal and the social studies teacher with a passion, respectively, and I foresee a great career for both during and after the series' run.

If you're wondering the television channel one night, and you're in the mood for a comedy/drama with substance, check out "Boston Public," and you'll be hooked.


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