Family Ties-4th Season (1985)
Growing Up...But Growing Closer.
|The smash hit series Family Ties offers the perfect premise for great comedy, and by Season Four the two battling generations of Keatons still possess a nurturing blend of laughter and heart. Now a college sophomore, Alex (Emmy winner Michael J. Fox) falls in love with Ellen, a girl who's his total opposite. And Mallory (Justine Bateman) falls for Nick, a junkyard sculptor who's her intellectual equal! But it's young Jennifer (Tina Yothers) who feels off-balance, as she grows closer to mom Elyse (Meredith Baxter Birney) but more distant from dad Steven (Michael Gross) now that she's becoming a teenager. But even with their older kids changing - and as baby Andrew's diapers still need changing - the Keaton parents know their four kids will always be bound by Family Ties!|
This four disc collection includes all 24 episodes from The Fourth Season of Family Ties!
"...[what] made this show outstanding was its cross into the dramatic serious side of issues, unlike its counterpart [The Cosby Show]... Stefan Hedmark, The MovieHamlet
Editor's NoteMichael J. Fox catapulted into superstardom--and created one of the most beloved television characters of all time--in the 1980s sitcom FAMILY TIES. Created by TV impresario Gary David Goldberg (LOU GRANT, THE BOB NEWHART SHOW), the series offered a clever take on the generation gap through the family interactions of two former '60s hippies, public-television producer Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) and his architect wife, Elyse (Meredith Baxter). Together, they struggle to retain their leftist ideals while raising three radically divergent children in suburban Columbus, Ohio: tomboy Jennifer (Tina Yothers); ditzy mallrat Mallory (Justine Bateman); and, most notably, Wall Street Journal-reading young Republican Alex P. Keaton (Fox), who served as the series' main comedic foil. A fun and warmhearted throwback to the greed-is-good decade, FAMILY TIES is resurrected in this collection of the series' fourth season.
Cast & Crew
|Michael J. Fox|
|Gary David Goldberg - Creator|
Golden Globe (1989)
|Michael J. Fox, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical|
|Gary David Goldberg, Alan Uger, Winner, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series|
|Parker Roe, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series|
|Michael J. Fox, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series|