Follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois.
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Series cast summary:
Swoosie Kurtz ...  Alex Reed / ... 127 episodes, 1991-1996
Patricia Kalember ...  Georgie Reed Whitsig 127 episodes, 1991-1996
Sela Ward ...  Teddy Reed / ... 127 episodes, 1991-1996
Elizabeth Hoffman ...  Beatrice 'Bea' Reed Ventnor 127 episodes, 1991-1996
Garrett M. Brown ...  John Whitsig 100 episodes, 1991-1996
Julianne Phillips ...  Francesca 'Frankie' Reed Margolis 93 episodes, 1991-1996
Heather McAdam ...  Catherine 'Cat' Margolis 90 episodes, 1991-1996
Jill Novick Jill Novick ...  Teenage Teddy / ... 80 episodes, 1991-1996
Sharon Martin Sharon Martin ...  Teenage Alex 79 episodes, 1991-1996
Ed Marinaro ...  Mitch Margolis 75 episodes, 1991-1994
Riff Regan Riff Regan ...  Young Georgie 72 episodes, 1991-1996
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"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife of a plastic surgeron. Teddy, is a free-spirited, artist/drifter seeking to find her place in life. Georgie, is a typical suburban housewife trying to keep the family together. Frankie, the youngest, is an overacheiving, businesswoman trying to make it big in the world. Written by Anonymous

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The men in your life may leave you, Children grow up, parents pass away. The only ones who are there for you, From cradle to grave, Are your sisters.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Strauß Töchter See more »

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Runtime:

(124 episodes) | (126 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sada Thompson was offered the role of the mother, but declined the part. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Virgin (1992) See more »

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Thinking-person's soap opera
19 June 2004 | by stills-6See all my reviews

The first three+ seasons were superb for this thinking-person's soap opera. There were little touches and broad character strokes that really saved the rest of the show from turning into so much superficial pap. John's singing career was hysterical. The whole Teddy/Simon/Falconer love triangle was pretty good too, better than most that I've seen. Plus, the duo of Ashley Judd and Heather McAdam as daughters was just devastating.

Sadly, this show fell victim to poor dialogue that became as overwritten as many commercials, and to ridiculous plotlines that had less and less to do with the characters and more to do with what the writers thought would make good soapbox topics. Overall, it has a mixed legacy, but it didn't leave a good impression when it left. And that's a shame, because for a while it was one of the best dramas on TV. It was clearly the torchbearer for "thirtysomething" until "Once and Again" came along, but it was soapier and more fun. Unfortunately, it just didn't go anywhere interesting.


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