Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Richard Kiley ...  Joe Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Trey Ames Trey Ames ...  David Sisk 3 episodes, 1986
Adam Arkin ...  Jim Eisenberg 3 episodes, 1986
Jayne Atkinson ...  Lindley Gardner Eisenberg 3 episodes, 1986
David Oliver ...  Sam Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Sarah Jessica Parker ...  Kay Erickson 3 episodes, 1986
Amanda Peterson ...  Sunny Sisk 3 episodes, 1986
Wendy Phillips ...  Anne Gardner Maxwell 3 episodes, 1986
Morgan Stevens ...  Jack Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Scott Paulin ...  Glenn Maxwell 3 episodes, 1986
Eva Marie Saint ...  Ruth Gardner 3 episodes, 1986
Zevi Wolmark Zevi Wolmark ...  Tyler Davis 3 episodes, 1986
Jennifer Cooke ...  Debbie Nesbit 2 episodes, 1986
Karen Landry ...  Roseanne 2 episodes, 1986
Daniel McDonald ...  Eric Castle 2 episodes, 1986
Diana Muldaur ...  Dr. Alice Foley 2 episodes, 1986
Doug Mears Doug Mears ...  Steve 2 episodes, 1986
Pepe Serna ...  Carlos 2 episodes, 1986
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Mini series that follows a family, a year after the death of the matriarch. Her husband tries to cope by cycling. And one of the daughters is going through a rough patch in her second marriage. And the other daughter is about to give birth. And one son is still trying to find himself. And the younger son is engaged but when he meets a girl who makes him feel things he doesn't feel for his fiancée. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1986 (USA) See more »

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A Year in the Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonds, Washington, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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greatest mini series ever
3 November 2009 | by graynt1See all my reviews

I remember watching this back in December of 1986 and I couldn't believe how great this mini series was. Richard Kiley was at his absolute best as the patriarch of a typical American family and we got to see Sarah Jessica Parker in one of her early roles. The ensemble acting was first rate. I recorded it on VHS,but lost the tapes about ten years later. I did happen to come across Sell.com, where they seem to have everything ever shown on television, of course bootlegged,but lets face it, not everything you want is commercially released. I got the mini series and the episodes that comprised the shows one year run from 1987 to 1988.

To this day, "A Year in the Life" remains one of the greatest shows ever produced. It's too bad it was only on for a year.


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