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Diff'rent Strokes (1978)

Diff'rent Strokes
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6.7 IMDB rating
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Directed by (View all)
Herbert Kenwith Herbert Kenwith


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


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Jeff Harris Jeff Harris
Bernie Kukoff Bernie Kukoff


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10 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 19 11:30
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Luckily the tv world has moved on and produced a lot better shows since this. Alexander Larsen, www.norskcasinoanmelder.com

Wotchu talkin' bout

8 years, 8 months ago at May 29 16:10
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"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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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
Tags: Family (10), Comedy (10), Sitcom (9), 1970s (6), New York (5), 1980s (3), Drama (3), Adoption (3), Millionaire (3), 1978 (2), (1), Usa (1), Child (1), Housekeeper (1), Brothers (1), 70's - 80's (1), 5 Seasons (1), Ended 1986 (1), Started 1978 (1), Tv Series (1)
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kathy voted for a review of Diff'rent Strokes 1 month, 2 weeks ago

“Luckily the tv world has moved on and produced a lot better shows since this. Alexander Larsen, www.norskcasinoanmelder.com”

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Favourite Characters (TV Shows) (36 tv items)

"Arnold Jackson/ Gary Coleman "


Alexander posted a review 10 months, 3 weeks ago

“Luckily the tv world has moved on and produced a lot better shows since this. Alexander Larsen, www.norskcasinoanmelder.com” read more

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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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KingFahtah posted a review 8 years, 8 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


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