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Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006)

The story of the popular situation comedy and its ill fated child stars.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce A. Young ... Willie Coleman (as Bruce Young)
Lorena Gale ... Sue Coleman
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Gary Coleman
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Gary Coleman - 13-29 years
Verda Bridges Verda Bridges ... Betty Bridges
Alon Williams ... Gary Coleman - 30-31 years
Jason Schombing ... Kline
John Innes ... Conrad Bain
Teryl Rothery ... Kay Plato
Jerry Wasserman ... Howard Leeds
Rainbow Francks ... Dion Mial (as Rainbow Sun Francks)
Britt Irvin ... Dana Plato - 17 to 34 years (as Brittney Irvin)
Colin Cunningham ... Vic Perillo
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... Wayne Newton
Shedrack Anderson III ... Todd Bridges - 17 to 37 years (as Shedrack Anderson)
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Storyline

As NBC's hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" proves a long-running hit for a network desperately in need of one, its young stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, and Dana Plato face all sorts of trouble off-camera. Gary battles with his parents over the management of his salary, Todd runs into trouble with the law countless times, and Dana's career after the show meets with despair and tragedy. Written by Attmay

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História não Autorizada de Minha Família é uma Bagunça See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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At the end of the show Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges are shown standing at Dana Plato's grave. This is impossible since she was cremated, and scattered at sea. See more »

Connections

References Diff'rent Strokes: Mr. T and mr. t (1983) See more »

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Conrad Bain was played by ????
5 September 2006 | by dalelonghairSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed watching this TV movie last night. And it certainly said a lot about the exploitation of children in show business. The only sympathetic parent was Todd Bridges' mother...although Gary Coleman's mother was sympathetic at first.

What is the name of the actor who played Conrad Bain? I do not see it listed in the credits?

Gary Coleman still has a lot of issues to work through. But I can see he is on the road to recovery. He has been through so much.

What happened to Dana Plato's child? Is he with his father?

I hope Todd Bridges continues to achieve success in the future. He deserves it.


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