Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Episode #1.1 

Undercurrents of passion, greed, jealousy and intrigue surface in a seemingly respectable town when a high school homecoming queen is found murdered.


David Lynch

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean ... Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick ... Shelly Johnson (as Madchen Amick)
Dana Ashbrook ... Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer ... Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn ... Audrey Horne
Warren Frost ... Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton ... Norma Jennings
James Marshall ... James Hurley
Everett McGill ... Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance ... Pete Martell
Ray Wise ... Leland Palmer
Joan Chen ... Jocelyn Packard
Piper Laurie ... Catherine Martell


When beautiful, young Laura Palmer is found brutally savaged, murdered, and wrapped in plastic, the death of the Twin Peaks Homecoming Queen is big news in the small town. As the news spreads, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper travels to the Northern Washington State town to solve this and other related cases. Written by LA-Lawyer

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A Mystery That Holds Its Secret To The Very End


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English | Norwegian

Release Date:

8 April 1990 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$3,800,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cooper mentions a fellow FBI agent named Sam. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me features Special Agent Sam Stanley, a specialist who investigates the murder of Teresa Banks. However, it is unconfirmed whether the characters are one and the same. See more »


Laura Palmer's body is found on what is supposedly a lake shore in front of the Packard home. During the filming sequence however, the tide lowers and the shore becomes more exposed - a highly unlikely occurrence on a lake. The scene was filmed at the Kiana Lodge on Agate Pass in Puget Sound and between takes, the tide went out. See more »


[first lines]
Pete Martell: Gone fishing.
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Alternate Versions

There was a theatrical release in Europe with nearly 20 minutes of extra footage which was never broadcast in the TV network version which features an extended surreal sequence of the confrontation with the One-Armed Man and Killer Bob as well as the dream-like sequence in the Red Room all of which was shown in parts in the second episode of "Twin Peaks" as a dream sequence. It is also available on video. Intended to be a standalone film, the movie version has a new ending that reveals the identity of the killer of Laura Palmer. The film version eliminates most of the supernatural aspects of the series, too, with the exception of a dream sequence at the end. Michael J. Anderson appears as "The Man from Another Place" and Frank Silva appears as Bob only in this extended version; they were introduced to the series later. See more »


Featured in I Don't Know Jack (2002) See more »


Lyric by David Lynch
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
Performed by Julee Cruise
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Probably one of the best series ever...
1 April 2006 | by TonkatSee all my reviews

This series catches you or it doesn't. If it does, it will probably remain with you for the rest of your life. I love all the characters (I even watched other movies they played in, hoping it would contain some of Twin Peaks' magic.), the music, the surroundings, the plots, the coffee and doughnuts, everything! If Twin Peaks really existed I would have emigrated to it years ago already...

I have season one on DVD for a couple of years now, but still haven't found season two being released. I really hope it will be, because my video tapes won't last much longer from excessive watching. ;)

David, isn't it time to open the lodge again and show us what happened 25 years later?

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