Growing Pains: the Complete First Season

Growing Pains: the Complete First Season

Alan Blumenfeld
Director: John Pasquin, John Tracy, Nick Havinga
Cast: Alan Blumenfeld
John Pasquin, John Tracy, Nick Havinga,


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As season one of Growing Pains gets under way, Long Island housewife Maggie Seaver (Joanna Kerns) lands a job as a reporter for a local newspaper. Since it has always been the Seavers' philosophy that at least one parent should always be home to look after youngsters Mike (Kirk Cameron), Carol (Tracey Gold), and Ben (Jeremy Miller), Maggie's husband Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) obligingly moves his psychiatric practice out of his New York offices and into his own home. The family's first crisis takes place smack-dab in the middle of the opening episode, when Mike is arrested for underage driving. In later trials and tribulations, Jason exhibits jealousy when Maggie is required to work after hours with her male colleagues; Mike and Ben get in trouble for betting on horse races; and Carol despairs when her parents are deemed "unacceptable" to chaperone her school dance. Mike's buddy Boner (Andrew Koenig) makes his first appearance this season in the episode "Dirt Bike," while another best friend, Eddie, is introduced in "The Reputation." And in the later episode "Be a Man," Gordon Jump and Betty McGuire are seen for the first time in the roles of Maggie's parents Ed and Kate Malone. Among the well-known actors making season one guest appearances are Dana Plato as Mike's girlfriend Lisa in "Mike's Madonna Story"; Ami Dolenz as another of Mike's dates, this one named Linda, in "Slice of Life"; Dennis Haysbert, playing a cop in "Weekend Fantasy," Dan Lauria as the ruthless new coach of Ben's ice hockey team in "First Blood"; and the delightful Annette Funicello as a middle-aged suburban mom in "The Seavers vs. the Cleavers."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2006
UPC: 0012569740433
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 8:47:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Original pilot - unaired scenes: featuring Elizabeth Ward in the role of Carol, which Tracey Gold assumed in the series; Seaver Family Reunion: S'mores and More: cast reunion/retrospective; Gag reel; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (episodes only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alan Blumenfeld Walter,Walter Bodewell
Ami Dolenz Linda
Andrew Koenig Boner
Annette Funicello Mrs. Hinkley
April Lerman Juliet Van Druten
Biff McGuire Simmons
Bill Erwin Buzz
Dan Lauria Coach
Dana Plato Lisa
Derek McGrath Encyclopedia Salesman
Earl Boen Dr. Marlen
Evan Arnold Richie
Gordon Jump Ed Malone
Haunani Minn Karen
James Callahan Uncle Bob
John Scott Clough Jeff Beckman
Marte Boyle Slout Charity Lady
Olivia D'Abo Wendy
Philip Sterling Dr. Miller
Sam Anderson Mr. Dewitt
Tom O'Rourke Fred Mathis
Bader Howar Leslie
Betty McGuire Kate Malone
Deborah White Susan Rush
Dennis Haysbert Police Officer
Hart Sprager Lipstone
Janet Clark Old Lady in Theater
Mary Betten Teacher
Richard McKenzie Dr. McCloskey
Richard Sanders Luther
Scott Curtis Rodney
Bill Cort Jim
Brian Robbins Mitch
Jack Carter Voice of Announcer
K.C. Martel Eddie
K.C. Winkler Man in Devil Costume
Kelly Jean Peters Ellen Koosman
Larry Poindexter Andre
Stacey Young Jennifer Miller
Arthur Cybulski Fabrizzio
Chance Quinn Player
Gary Riley Jimmy
Joey Camen Slash
John Lamotta Jerry
Keith Coogan Scottie
Drew Snyder Ward
Robert Firth Man in Bar
Suhey Smith Nurse

Technical Credits
John Pasquin Director
John Tracy Director
Nick Havinga Director

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