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Band on the Run 

Jennifer talks Alex into letting her band audition for Leland College's dance. When the band turns out to be good, Alex sees it as a money-making proposition, and takes over as the band's manager, causing problems.

Director:

Andrew McCullough

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Susan Borowitz | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Meredith Baxter ... Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Michael Gross ... Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox ... Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman ... Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers ... Jennifer Keaton
Brian Bonsall ... Andrew 'Andy' Keaton
Marc Price ... Irwin 'Skippy' Handelman
Christina Applegate ... Kitten
Rain Phoenix ... Ashley Berkhart (as Rainbow Phoenix)
Yael Nucci Yael Nucci ... Brooke
Steve Heineman Steve Heineman ... Ron
Margaret Nagle ... Jill
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Jennifer talks Alex into letting her band audition for Leland College's dance. When the band turns out to be good, Alex sees it as a money-making proposition, and takes over as the band's manager, causing problems.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color | Black and White (segment)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the songs Alex gets Jennifer's band to perform is "Mr. Sandman", which was, quite appropriately, heard in Michael J. Fox's major film debut, Back to the Future (1985). See more »

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References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

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Mr. Sandman
Written by Pat Ballard (uncredited)
Performed by Tina Yothers, Christina Applegate, Rain Phoenix (as Rainbow Phoenix), Yael Nucci, Marc Price and Michael J. Fox
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Christina Applegate!
1 January 2013 | by Der_SchnibblerSee all my reviews

A sixteen-year-old Christina Applegate struts her stuff here as a member of the younger Keaton sister's band. What a little cutie. She was always so beautiful. The rest of the episode consists of the typical insipid nonsense.

Same old stuff where everything is resolved quickly and easily and nothing goes beyond any depth or level or profundity. Just a bunch of the same old stuff like in every episode. Worst of all is having to watch Tina Yothers, who by this point has turned into a bonafide sasquatch, try to pout and make cutesy faces while she sings off in the band she fronts. Her head is bigger than any two cast members' combined, Jesus.


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