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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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4   3   2   1  
2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

15 episodes were made for the 4th season but only 13 episodes were originally aired. FOX canceled the show, but then aired the two remaining episodes early in 2005. 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

Marla Hendricks: A good man, a good principle would be sensitive to that.
Steven Harper: I'm not.
Marla Hendricks: You're a fat, bald, grump, that's why.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez (2001) 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"
Episode: {unknown}
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The most realistic depiction on TV of what teaching actually is.
5 January 2006 | by acrimminsSee all my reviews

This series takes a pro-teacher attitude, showing us as we are: diverse, flawed, passionate about learning, student-centered and student-stymied. Challenges to teachers, administrators and students are true-to-life. A strong ensemble cast demonstrates the joys and frustrations of a career in education. I know each one of these teachers and have worked with them. At times I have been each one: discouraged, uplifted, supported, disappointed, competent, unable to cope, in control, self-doubting, on top of it, ground under it all. I know these kids and their parents. The show where Michael Rappaport's character tries to deal with feelings aroused in students by use of the "N" word was the finest television drama I have ever seen. I miss Boston Public.


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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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(81 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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