Lou Grant (1977–1982)
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Brushfire 

The paper is on the scene of a series of brush fires in the California Valley. Charlie, who is on the verge of separating from his wife, makes a last ditch effort to save his home from the fires as well as his marriage.

Director:

Donald A. Baer

Writers:

Allan Burns (created by), James L. Brooks (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Asner ... Lou Grant
Robert Walden ... Joe Rossi
Linda Kelsey ... Billie Newman
Mason Adams ... Charlie Hume
Jack Bannon ... Art Donovan
Daryl Anderson ... Dennis "Animal" Price
Nancy Marchand ... Mrs. Pynchon
Peggy McCay ... Marian Hume
Marshall Thompson ... Paul Newman
Jeff Corey ... Mr. Bergman
Brian Farrell Brian Farrell ... Sweeney
Tony Perez ... Ramirez
William Joyce ... Fire Chief
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Adam Wilson
Michelle Downey Michelle Downey ... Jody
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Storyline

The paper is on the scene of a series of brush fires in the California Valley. Charlie, who is on the verge of separating from his wife, makes a last ditch effort to save his home from the fires as well as his marriage.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

First credited appearance for Kurtwood Smith in TV or film. See more »

Quotes

Lou Grant: [on phone] Hello Mrs. Pynchon. Eh, listen, can I call you back? We've got a fire story breaking here.
Mrs. Pynchon: [on other line on payphone] I know you have a fire story breaking, I'm right in the middle of it.
Lou Grant: Where are you?
Mrs. Pynchon: Your re-write man ordered me to stand by. Oh, Mr. Grant, it's so eerie here.
[stammers]
Mrs. Pynchon: Eh, Th-th-the heavy smoke is starting to blot out the sun and it seems to be snowing ashes.
Lou Grant: Mrs. Pynchon, I'd like to countermand those orders he gave you. With all due respect, I'd like you to hang ...
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