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Family Ties (TV series 1982-1989)

Family Ties (United Kingdom)

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1982 September, 22
30 minutes
Comedy / Family
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Steven and Elyse Keaton were two hippies with liberal viewpoints who married during the 1960s. The young couple had hoped their children would adopt the same values. How wrong they were, especially in the case of oldest son Alex. "Family Ties," which was based in Columbus, Ohio, explored the relationship between Steven (a public television station manager), Elyse (an architect) and their three children, Alex, Mallory and Jennifer. Alex was an avid Reagan devotee and card-carrying Young Republicans Club member who sauntered through the house in a shirt and tie and hung a picture of William F. Buckley over his bed. But as intelligent and over-achieving as Alex was, Mallory was as underachieving and, to say the least, a slacker; she was more concerned with shopping and cute guys. Jennifer was the precocious youngster who just wanted to be a normal kid. Skippy Handleman, one of Alex's best friends, was a geeky next-door neighbor with an unrequited crush on Mallory. During the 1984-1985 season, Elyse gave birth to Andrew, her and Steven's fourth child. Alex quickly took his young brother under his wing, and before long Andrew was reading the Wall Street Journal over his Froot Loops cereal. As the years passed, Alex graduated from high school (as salutatorian) and pursued a financial degree from Leland College. It was there he met his first serious girlfriend, the beautiful Ellen Reed (played by Fox's future wife, Tracy Pollan). After that relationship ended, Alex met psychology major Lauren Miller. Meanwhile, Mallory (who was in serious danger of flunking out of high school) found love in the form of Rambo-wannabe and high school-dropout Nick Moore, of whom Steven and Elyse (at least initially) strongly disapproved; Alex disliked the motorcycle-riding Nick even more. Mallory, however, did graduate from high school and became a fashion design major at Grant College. Nick also obtained his general-equivalency diploma. While there was time for fun and laughs, many episodes explored serious topics, such as: teen pregnancy, censorship, addiction to pills, the effects racial minority homeowners have on property values and grieving the loss of a close friend. Other episodes dealt with Steven's distant relationships with his own family, particularly his brother, Robert, while plenty of episodes presented flashbacks of earlier episodes featuring the Keaton offspring as young children. By the time the series wrapped up, Alex accepted his dream job offer...a job on New York's Wall Street. - IMDb

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Children's Cast:

Wil Wheaton [15] Timothy Higgins (TV Episode: 'D' Is for Date) (1987)
Noah Hathaway [14] Adam Galardner (TV Episode: Designated Hitter) (1985)
River Phoenix [15] Eugene Forbes (TV Episode: My Tutor) (1985)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt [7] Dougie (TV Episode: Sign of the Times) (1988)
Joshua John Miller [10] Kenneth (TV Episode: Go Tigers) (1984)
Alisan Porter [6] Child (TV Episode: Miracle in Columbus) (1987)
Brian Bonsall [5] Andrew 'Andy' Keaton (TV Episode: They Can't Take That Away from Me: Part 2) (1986)
Bridgette Andersen [7] Young Mallory (TV Episode: A Christmas Story) (1982)
Corey Feldman [15] Student Walter (TV Episode: The Disciple) (1986)
Danny Nucci [17] Rick (TV Episode: Designated Hitter) (1985)
David Faustino [9] Keith Bailey (TV Episode: To Snatch a Keith) (1983)
Jeff Cohen [10] Marv Jr. / Dougie Barker (TV Episode: 4 Rms Ocn Vu) (1984)
Martha Plimpton [15] Jessie (TV Episode: You've Got a Friend) (1985)
Stephen Dorff [15] Martin (TV Episode: Read It and Weep: Part 1) (1988)
Tina Yothers [9] Jennifer Keaton (TV Episode: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore) (1982)
Adam Carl [14] Young Steven Keaton (TV Episode: Remembrances of Things Past) (1985)
Brad Kesten [16] Brad (TV Episode: Dream Date) (1987)
Victor DiMattia [7] Eddie (TV Episode: Miracle in Columbus) (1987)
Alex Zuckerman Davey (TV Episode: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore) (1989)
Malachi Pearson [7] Eugene (TV Episode: Sign of the Times) (1988)
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