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Arrested Development 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2003– )
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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Mitchell Hurwitz
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As the Bluths come together to unveil a wall, they once again discover that they deserve nothing more than to be saddled with each other forever.


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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jason Bateman ...  Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Portia de Rossi ...  Lindsay Bluth Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Will Arnett ...  Gob Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Michael Cera ...  George-Michael Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Alia Shawkat ...  Maeby Fünke / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Tony Hale ...  Buster Bluth / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
David Cross ...  Tobias Fünke 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Jeffrey Tambor ...  George Bluth Sr. / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Jessica Walter ...  Lucille Bluth 76 episodes, 2003-2018
Ron Howard ...  Narrator / ... 76 episodes, 2003-2018
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Storyline

Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth: 'the stair car that accompanied their private jet'. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously, and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by halo1k

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Back by executive decision. (season 4) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrested Development See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 4) | (Entire season 2) | (Entire season 1) | (Entire season 3)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Maggie Lizer's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) house, you can see a CornBaller on her kitchen side. The CornBaller is a product made by George Bluth, Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor). See more »

Goofs

During the time George Sr spends in the attic, storage boxes in the background are marked with either "Tracy" or "Tracey." These are boxes of old clothes belonging to Michael's late wife. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Clear as the Ann on plain's face.
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Connections

Featured in Phelous & the Movies: The Human Centiphede (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Final Countdown
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
[GOB's magic theme music]
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Hilarious and well-executed show.
28 June 2017 | by adam111111See all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, the greatest TV comedy in capturing the 2000s. It mocks the paranoia surrounding the Iraq War, the 24-hour news cycle, the housing boom and bust, and the cult of reality television without missing a beat.

It does all of that without ever seeming preachy or losing its charming sense of humor. There is no scene in the series that lacks the self- referential humor that characterizes the show, and almost every episode builds on the quirks of either one of the main characters or one of the many background characters of Orange County. Jason Bateman (Michael) does a solid job, but the real stars are the other members of the family. Michael Cera (George Michael), David Cross (Tobias Fünke), and Jessica Walter (Lucille) are particularly memorable.

I will never look at a seal, model homes, or Southern California itself without thinking about the wonderfully dysfunctional Bluths and the time that I spent watching them on "Arrested Development."

(I have seen this show several times over the years, but I have mostly recently watched in its entirety in June 2017)


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