The Education of Max Bickford

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 22

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    Aired 6/2/02

  • S 1 : Ep 21

    One More Time

    Aired 5/12/02

  • S 1 : Ep 20

    The Egg And I

    Aired 4/21/02

  • S 1 : Ep 19

    The Bad Girl

    Aired 4/14/02

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    Murder of the First

    Aired 3/31/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Richard Dreyfuss

    Maxwell "Max" Bickford

  • Marcia Gay Harden

    Andrea Haskell

  • Helen Shaver

    Erica Bettis

  • Patrick Fabian

    Josh Howlett

  • Katee Sackhoff

    Nell Bickford

  • show Description
  • Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss stars along side Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor, veteran actress Helen Shaver and actress Katee Sackhoff in this CBS series. Dreyfuss stars as Max Bickford, a college professor facing a turning point in his life after being passed over for what he feels is a long-overdue promotion. Taking a much-needed inventory of his life, Max looks around and sees that he has been working forever, and for what? A widower surrounded by women at an all-female institution, struggling to parent a headstrong 18-year-old daughter and an overly wise 13-year-old son, with a best friend named Steve who has just returned from sabbatical as the newly transgendered Erica, Max realizes that he's an old-fashioned man in a modern world and that something has to change. But he'll be damned if it's him.moreless

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  • Notes (6)

    • At the end, the student who was tring to sue him dropped her suit - for the time being - because she needs to take his class. Looks like a competition is brewing.

    • The episode will need guest stars and co-stars.

    • Marsha Mason and Richard Dreyfus co-starred in the 1977 film The Goodbye Girl.

    • Robin Borden (Golf Woman)

    • The video game Lester, Nell and Max played through out the episode is Star Fox 64 for the Nintendo 64. but in the show the sound effects were changed and all the characters were refered to under different name and the game showed them playing multi-player in the story mode.

    • Originally scheduled to air on May 5, 2002.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title Hearts and Minds comes from a popular campaign slogan during the Vietnam War, but was also the title of a 1974 Academy Award-winning documentary film criticizing the Vietnam War.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Very nice spectacle

    By haeruddin, Jul 01, 2013