Twin Peaks (1990–1991)
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Pilot 

Undercurrents of passion, greed, jealousy and intrigue surface in a seemingly respectable town when a high school homecoming queen is found murdered.

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When beautiful, young Laura Palmer is found brutally savaged, murdered, and wrapped in plastic, the death of the Twin Peaks Homecoming Queen is big news in the small town. As the news spreads, FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper travels to the Northern Washington State town to solve this and other related cases. Written by LA-Lawyer

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A Mystery That Holds Its Secret To The Very End


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8 April 1990 (USA)  »

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$3,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Catherine Martell's first name is spelled as "Katherine" in this episode's opening credits, but as "Catherine" in all other episodes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pete Martell: Gone fishing.
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Connections

Referenced in Vedro: This Friday Night (2016) See more »

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Falling
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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the finest hour of television-ever!
21 April 2006 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

i was only six years old when twin peaks premiered in Germany (it was no hit, by the way), but i did remember the huge a hype surrounding it at first. years later i stumbled upon it at a video store and rented the first season. i think the two-hour pilot of twin peaks is a masterpiece.

the characters and the atmosphere, the enigmatic power of laura palmer, my TV was dripping from magic. i think the show (and the resolution of her murder) never lived up to the pilot, but i still think that David lynch really proved his genius with this pilot episode. i could watch over and over again.

later on the show got confusing (well, surprise it's lynch) but you must rent the first season of this.

brilliant!!!


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