Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Romance

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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

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  • Mark Wallengren in Falcon Crest (1981)
  • Lorenzo Lamas in Falcon Crest (1981)
  • Lorenzo Lamas in Falcon Crest (1981)
  • Jane Wyman in Falcon Crest (1981)
  • Laura Johnson in Falcon Crest (1981)
  • Morgan Fairchild and Simon MacCorkindale in Falcon Crest (1981)

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4 November 2002 | dogtag32
A Classic Eighties Soap......Aged to Perfection
Falcon Crest was such a great show! It stood apart from serious-Dallas and campy-Dynasty and rivoted viewers for 9 seasons. Headed by Jane Wyman, the cast and crew rose to the challenge of taking their place beside the classic dramas of Dallas, Dynasty and Knots Landing. With gorgeous on location photography and crisp screenplays....the show was able to capture its own following. Currently airing on SoapNet, this vintage drama has finally been uncorked!

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Jane Wyman and Lorenzo Lamas were the only actress and actor that were part of the main cast through out the entire series. Lorenzo Lamas was the only actor who appeared in all two hundred twenty-seven episodes. Jane Wyman appeared in nearly every episode, omit three, prior to the final season (due to temporary health conditions), and then sixteen more episodes during the ninth and final season. That gave Wyman a total of two hundred eight appearances during two hundred twenty-seven episodes, which in turn means that David Selby beat Wyman by one episode, even though Selby didn't appear until the start of the second season, as he was present in all two hundred nine episodes from season two through nine. Chao Li Chi wasn't a part of the main cast during the first six seasons, but still only missed seven episodes up until season seven. For the last three seasons, Chi was promoted to the main cast, with the exception of seven episodes during season nine, where he was temporarily denoted from the main cast, which gives him the third highest episode count as part of the cast, at two hundred fourteen episodes. But Chi was, in turn, absent from another twenty-six credited episodes during the final three seasons, lowering his actual appearances to one hundred eighty-eight episodes, which in turn means that not only David Selby, but also Susan Sullivan passes by Chi in number of appearances, as Sullivan was present during all of the series first two hundred seven episodes, until she left the main cast, and the show. Clocking in at one hundred eighty-eight appearances, Chi beats Margaret Ladd by five episodes, as Ladd appeared in one hundred eighty-three episodes out of the one hundred ninety-three, in which she was part of the cast. (Note: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, William R. Moses, Jamie Rose, Abby Dalton, and Chao Li Chi each has one added episode count to their total number of credits in the IMDb database, as they were also present in the unaired pilot.


Richard Channing Denault: She and nothing else around here will ever be the same again!


When Richard Channing takes control of his fathers newspaper he renames it The New San Francisco Globe. Throughout season 2 some establishing shots of the exterior of the building still show the original "The San Francisco Globe" sign.


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