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Life Goes On 

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A modern All-American family deals with the struggles of life and love in mid-western suburbia.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Bill Smitrovich ...  Drew Thatcher 83 episodes, 1989-1993
Patti LuPone ...  Libby Thatcher 83 episodes, 1989-1993
Chris Burke ...  Corky Thatcher 83 episodes, 1989-1993
Kellie Martin ...  Becca Thatcher 83 episodes, 1989-1993
Tracey Needham ...  Paige Thatcher 40 episodes, 1990-1993
Chad Lowe ...  Jesse McKenna 35 episodes, 1991-1993
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A modern All-American family deals with the struggles of life and love in mid-western suburbia.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glenbrook See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,025
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Runtime:

| (83 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The theme song, The Beatles' "Ob La Di," which contains the line "Life goes on," was sung on the show by the cast members. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Season 1 DVD omits the Beatles' "Ob La Di" as the theme song -- replaced with an original song written for the DVD release -- to avoid the high licensing fees. The one exception is the pilot episode. See more »

Connections

Featured in America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
(opening theme)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Patti LuPone and cast
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corky runs the show
13 December 1999 | by the_oakSee all my reviews

The other day I watched an episode were Corky was a bit depressed because he wasnt creative like his sister and mother. So his father talks to him and explains that creative can also be to make people happy. Corky looks at him and learns another thing about life. In his somewhat naive way he is wiser than many people, even if he has downs syndrome. During the series tune at the start they sing happy ever after in the market place etc., and there is a short picture of the caracters. Corky sits in bed making his bag ready for school, and he looks at the camera who probably is one of his parents, and smiles that smile. Another great/entertaining thing is Tyler (Beccas friend who always needs tutoring to be able to play sports) wearing those big 80+s sneakers and washed jeans and of course the mullet head hair style. GREAT for this but most for depicting a really nice family and their struggles, good times and hardships.


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