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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

Diff'rent Strokes
5.9 Rating
(218 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Directed by (View all)
Barbara Schultz

Barbara Schultz

Mel Ferber

Mel Ferber



Starring (View all)
Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain

 Philip Drummond / ...
Gary Coleman

Gary Coleman

 Arnold Jackson
Todd Bridges

Todd Bridges

 Willis Jackson
Dana Plato

Dana Plato

 Kimberly Drummond
Mary Jo Catlett

Mary Jo Catlett

 Pearl Gallagher / ...
Danny Cooksey

Danny Cooksey

 Sam McKinney
Shavar Ross

Shavar Ross

 Dudley Ramsey / ...
Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

 Edna Garrett


Written by (View all)
Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris

Bernie Kukoff

Bernie Kukoff



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Wotchu talkin' bout

7 years, 10 months ago at May 29 16:10
"Everybody's got a special kind of story" as the theme tune stated. Unfortunately the young cast members had fairly sad ones. Enough has been said about the individual tragedies of Dana Plato, Todd Bridges and Gary Coleman so I won't say too much there.
Gary Coleman was an entertaining little fellow who really quite held the show together, Colin Bain's performance as a modern day daddy Wa... read more

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1 week, 2 days ago at Mar 19 11:30
Luckily the tv world has moved on and produced a lot better shows since this. Alexander Larsen, www.norskcasinoanmelder.com
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Two black kids from Harlem, Arnold Jackson and older brother Willis, are welcomed into the family of wealthy New York businessman Philip Drummond when their mother, his housekeeper, passes away. The two brothers become part of the Drummond family and learn various lessons about life.
Release date: 3 November 1978
UPC: 043396070325
Comedy (10), Family (10), Sitcom (9), 1970s (6), New York (5), Millionaire (3), Drama (3), 1980s (3), Adoption (3), 1978 (2), Child (1), Housekeeper (1), 70's - 80's (1), (1), Tv Series (1), Started 1978 (1), Ended 1986 (1), Usa (1), 5 Seasons (1), New York City (1)
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" Arnold and Willis Jackson"


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" Italian title: Il mio amico Arnold (my friend Arnold) "


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"Whatcha talkin' 'bout, Willis?"


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KingFahtah posted a review 7 years, 10 months ago

Wotchu talkin' bout

“"Everybody's got a special kind of story" as the theme tune stated. Unfortunately the young cast members had fairly sad ones. Enough has been said about the individual tragedies of Dana Plato, Todd Bridges and Gary Coleman so I won't say too much there.

Gary Coleman was an entertaining little fellow who really quite held the show together, Colin Bain's performance as a modern day daddy Warbucks kind of figure was actually played with quite a deal of sincerity despite sometimes dubious plot sometimes and special credit to both Nedra Volz and Charlotte Rae who provided some of the best moments of hilarity as the housekeepers. There where some annoying things like that Sam kid who was added later on when Arnold started maturing and losing his cutseyness (how many shows have done th” read more