Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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The small northwest town of Twin Peaks, Washington is shaken up when the body of the Homecoming Queen, Laura Palmer, is discovered washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic.


David Lynch




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


The small northwest town of Twin Peaks, Washington is shaken up when the body of the Homecoming Queen, Laura Palmer, is discovered washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A Mystery That Holds Its Secret To The Very End


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Did You Know?


The language spoken at the meeting in the beginning, by the translator, is Norwegian. See more »


The Norwegian delegation uses an interpreter. Like most educated Norwegians, all international businessmen in Norway are fully fluent in English. They never use interpreters. See more »


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

Early home media releases and overseas airings distributed by Worldvision visually plastered the early Lynch/Frost Productions logo (used only on the pilot) with the regular version, but retained the audio from the original logo. As the original logo only had a brief electric sizzling sound effect, it caused the plastered logo to only have a sound effect for it's initial period before abruptly falling into silence. Subsequent releases have restored the original logo. See more »


Referenced in Final Fantasy IX (2000) 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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User Reviews

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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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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