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Tales of the City

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1 TalesBased on the groundbreaking novel by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City (“One of the ten best miniseries”—Entertainment Weekly) follows a colorful cast of characters living at 28 Barbary Lane in anything-goes 1970s San Francisco. The all-star cast includes Olympia Dukakis (who recently starred as Brenda Fricker’s lover in Cloudburst), Emmy-winner Laura Linney, Thomas Gibson, Billy Campbell, Paul Gross, Parker Posey, Chloe Webb, and Barbara Garrick. The series received universal acclaim when it debuted in 1994, and remains a television landmark. The twentieth-anniversary DVD two-disc set includes all six episodes, plus bonus audio commentaries with the writer, director, and stars Dukakis, Linney, and Garrick; thirty-six minutes of behind-the-scenes location and rehearsal footage, and more. Available August 27 from Acorn (acornonline.com). —Troy Carrington

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