Picket Fences-Season 1

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The daily goings-on in the small town of Rome, Wisconsin are definite proof that real life is often stranger than fiction. From the murder of the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz to a student who brings in a severed hand for show-and-tell and a menopausal woman who runs over her husband with a steamroller, Sheriff Jimmy Brock has seen it all. Indeed, behind the tidy picket fences of this quirky little town lie all the same problems and prejudices found in the big city, except in a small town everyone seems to know everyone else's business - or thinks they do!

This six disc collection includes all 22 episodes from Season One of Picket Fences!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203406901
UPC 024543409311
UPC 14 00024543409311
Format DVD
Release Date 10/6/2009
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 1051
Small Towns
Television Shows
Television/TV Series
Editors Note
Note David E. Kelley has made a career out of creating quirky characters in shows such as ALLY MCBEAL and BOSTON LEGAL, and this early offering from the TV guru is no exception. Tom Skerrit (BROTHERS & SISTERS) and Kathy Baker (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS) won Emmys for their roles as James and Jill Brock, a couple trying to raise a family in middle America. As sheriff in the small Wisconsin town of Rome, James Brock sees strange things that would shock even big-city cops. The town is a haven for the wacky and weird, and no day is ever boring for its residents. PICKET FENCES also featured the talents of Fyvush Finkel (Kelley's BOSTON PUBLIC), Lauren Holly (DUMB AND DUMBER), and Ray Walston (FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH). This release includes the first season in its entirety, including the show's pilot episode.
Entertainment Weekly "[Kelley] couldn't have chosen a better canvas for his liberal-leaning politics than Rome, Wis....FENCES feels like 7TH HEAVEN by way of TWIN PEAKS..." -- Grade: A- 06/22/2007 p.57
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he show naturally mixes crime and medical stories, but always in a gently witty and quirky way." 08/01/2007 p.117
Kathy Baker
Tom Skerritt
Cast & Crew
Costas Mandylor - Actor
David E. Kelley - Executive Producer
David E. Kelley, et. al. - Writer
Don Cheadle - Actor
Fyvush Finkel - Actor
Holly Marie Combs - Actor
James Frawley, et. al. - Director
Jeffrey L. Goldstein - Production Designer
Kathy Baker - Actor
Lauren Holly - Actor
Lloyd Ahern, II - Cinematographer
Mark C. Baldwin, et. al. - Editor
Nicole Yorkin - Producer
Ray Walston - Actor
Stewart Levin - Original Music By
Tim Suhrstedt - Cinematographer
Tom Skerritt - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1992
Catalog ID 2240931
UPC 00024543409311
Number of Discs 6
Running Time 989 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Winner (1995) Emmy, Ray Walston, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,Screen Actors Guild, Kathy Baker, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Winner (1994) Emmy, Fyvush Finkel, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series,Emmy, Leigh Taylor-Young, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,Golden Globe, Kathy Baker, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
Winner (1993) Emmy, David E. Kelley, et. al., Outstanding Drama Series,Emmy, Tom Skerritt, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,Emmy, Kathy Baker, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
DVD, Sensormatic, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Picket Fences
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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