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  • The Devil's Double Interview - Michael Thomas

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    2/11/11

    Interview with writer Michael Thomas on The Devil's Double. 1. On the story. 2. On the Husseins. 3. On Uday Hussein. 4. On the character Latif. 5. On Dominic Cooper as Uday. 6. On Dominic Cooper playing two roles. 7. On the director. 8. On doing research for the film. 9. On the truth in the film.moreless
  • A Special Place

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 5/6/82

    Budget cutbacks prompts the School Board to fire one of the dance school's teachers. Bruno learns that a famous composer stole the music material he wrote.
  • But Seriously, Folks

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/4/82

    Danny's father does not agree with his choice of being a comedian. Danny decides to go through with his plan and gets a job at a comedy club, but when his school and new job duties become too hard, he starts taking caffeine pills, with devastating results. In the meantime, Doris gets her first on-screen test for a commercial.moreless
  • Street Kid

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 2/25/82

    Doris, while pretending to be a hooker (for her acting assignment), meets a real hooker named Tracy, and tries to help her out.
  • The Strike

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 2/18/82

    The School Of The Arts is plagued by a teachers' strike. Coco is upset because she wasn't chosen for the part of Desdemona in the schools musical version of "Othello". Once the teachers go on strike though she decides that instead of being angry, and not be apart of the production, she organizes everything so that the show can go on without Miss Grant's help. Bruno feels he needs to have Mr. Shorofsky's opinion on the music for the show because he thinks it should have a different tempo and style to it. Because of the strike he can't get Mr. Shorofsky's opinion and goes with his instinct, which turns out to be for the best. Once Leroy was cast for the part of Othello, he was having problems speaking the way the script was written. So he asks for Miss Sherwood's help to make him speak the way Shakespeare was meant to be spoken, even from someone from the Bronx.moreless
  • To Soar and Never Falter

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/4/82

    Bruno is in love with a dance major named Kathleen Murphy. When he is to write a piece of music for her, she performs for him and gets injured. It turns out that she has Multiple Sclerosis, and Miss Grant employs Leroy to help out Bruno. Unknowingly, the gang is helping Kathy to keep her audition.moreless
  • Alone in a Crowd

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/28/82

    Bruno is afraid of performing in public, and when he loses hope, a special occasion helps him beat his fear.
  • The Furlough

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    S 8 : Ep 22 - 2/21/80

    Though still suffering memory loss, John-Boy is finally allowed to leave the hospital and come home. Ike is arrested for draft evasion.
  • The Gipper Caper

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 8/10/77

    Tom's dentist challenges the family to a touch football game.
  • V is for Vivian

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 4/26/77

    When Tom's sister Vivian shows up for a visit, she turns the Bradford home upside-down by encouraging the kids to follow their dreams. This sounds like a good philosophy, but it has disastrous results with this family!moreless
  • Quarantine

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 4/19/77

    When Mary's boyfriend comes down with a mysterious ailment, the entire Bradford household becomes quarantined. Luckily, David manages to avoid the illness, but then gets roped into being an errand boy for his quarantined family.moreless
  • Turnabout

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 4/12/77

    The Bradfords throw a party to celebrate Doctor Maxwell's 25th anniversary. David helps an older woman who is stuck in a traffic jam and brings her to the party, but when she turns out to be Dr. Maxwell's political rival, she winds up causing more trouble than he bargained for.moreless
  • Pieces of Eight

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 3/29/77

    Tom becomes the editor-in-chief at his newspaper, but quickly runs into trouble when the printers go on strike. The whole family pitches in to help earn extra money. Nancy is passed over by a modeling agent, while Joan gets hired on as a photographer by the same agent.moreless
  • Schussboomer

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 3/22/77

    Matilda, Mary's very pregnant and unmarried friend, stays in the Bradford house while she is between apartments, but her attitude toward marriage upsets Tom. She learns the joys of parenthood and paternal Tom helps deliver the baby.moreless
  • Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 3/15/77

    "Never try eating nectarines since juice may dispense" is the phrase Tom and Joan Bradford use to remember the names of their children: Nicholas, Tommy, Elizabeth, Nancy, Susan, Joanie, Mary, and David. David moves out of the Bradford house when he gets tired of fighting with his Dad. The youngest Bradford children fight over his bedroom, and Tom learns the importance of having a family relationship. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is arrested for possession of narcotics and Tom and Joan have to find $1,500 to pay a lawyer.
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  • A Portrait of Elizabeth

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 1/23/76

    Jim agrees to work for Beth’s latest gentleman friend Dave Delaraux, by investigating the possible disappearance of some checks in the Comptrollers office. Jim finds them present and reports to Dave, whose attitude continues to annoy Jim. Jim then has to take Beth to a concert, which is boring. Dave has dinner with Karen Silver, but it is interrupted by her ex-husband Mickey. After Dave beats Mickey in a fight Mickey wants revenge. He follows Dave to Jim’s trailer, where Dave uses the hidden key to break in and finds Jim’s gun. When Mickey has his bodyguard Rod Fitzpatrick storm in Dave shoots them both. Jim returns from the concert and finds the dead men and reports it to the police. Lieutenant Diehl is desperate to charge Jim with the murder, but cannot make a connection between them. Just as it looks like Jim is to go free, Federal Agent Shore arrests Jim for federal banking crimes and murder and takes Jim to a quite place to question him. Jim learns that Rod Fitzpatrick was actually Arnold Adams and that he and Dave Delaroux have ripped off a large corporation for two million dollars. Jim takes a lie-detector test to clear himself, because Beth was engaged as Dave’s attorney and cannot testify against him. Beth is upset about Dave’s deception, hen Jim and Beth find a note from Dave claiming to have stolen Beth’s car to go to the airport. Seeing it as a rouse Jim has Beth take him to his other girlfriend who tells them where Dave’s art studio is. They find Dave, who fights with Jim and takes Beth, but Jim smears his car windscreen forcing him to crash. With Dave in custody, Beth is upset there was not portrait done of her. Jim puts the remaining clues together and they go to find the missing money…moreless