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Six Feet Under

Year:
Duration:
55 min (63 episodes)
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
8.8
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 50 wins & 139 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2001-06-03
Filming Locations: 2302 W. 25th Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Mena Suvari
Mena Suvari
Six Feet Under
Julie Dretzin
Julie Dretzin
Six Feet Under
Lauren Ambrose
Lauren Ambrose
Six Feet Under
Ricardo Chavira
Ricardo Chavira
Six Feet Under
Peter Krause
Nate Fisher
Michael C. Hall
David Fisher
Frances Conroy
Ruth Fisher
Freddy Rodríguez
Federico 'Rico' Diaz
Mathew St. Patrick
Keith Charles
Rachel Griffiths
Brenda Chenowith
Justina Machado
Vanessa Diaz
Jeremy Sisto
Billy Chenowith
Brenna Tosh
Maya Fisher
Bronwyn Tosh
Maya Fisher
James Cromwell
George Sibley
Did you know?
Trivia
Nate's middle name is Samuel.
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In the credits of the pilot, you see a pallbearer who has a skeleton ring on his finger. The ring was digitally-erased from the credit opening thereafter.
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Set in Los Angeles because, according to series creator Alan Ball, LA is the "world capital of the denial of death".
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Goofs
Nate's birthday in the obituary is September 30, 1965 in episode 27, but January 8, 1965 in episode 61. The right one should be September 30, since in episode "The Room" he himself says to be a Libra. Curiously, the lady in that episode thought he was a Capricorn, which would be right if Nate were born on January 8.
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Quotes
Celeste: [on the phone] Fine, I'll do the crappy Kids Choice Awards, but I'm not presenting with Hilary fucking Duff.
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Claire: If we live our lives the right way then everything we do can become a work of art.
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Celeste: You ever been with a woman?
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Faq
Q
How does it end?
A
Brenda gives birth to Willa. David and Keith and the boys move into the funeral home. Ruth moves to her sister Sarah's house. Federico and Vanessa purchase a different funeral home. Claire moves to New York even though the job offer which prompted her to leave falls through.On her way to New York, we see flashes of the future: Ruth and Bettina have opened a dog-day-care; Durrell watches David at work; Willa celebrates her first birthday; David and Keith get married; Ruth dying with George, David and Claire at her bedside; Claire marrying Ted; Keith killed in a robbery (also the name on the armored car was 'Charles Security'. So Keith wound up owning and operating his own bank security service); David dying on a family picnic, right after seeing a vision of young Keith smile at him; Federico dying on a cruise ship with Vanessa; Brenda dying as her brother Billy talks to her; and finally 102-year-old Claire dies in bed.
Q
Where can I find a song I heard on the show?
A
You can find a list of the music from the show here: http://tvshowmusic.com/shows/six-feet-under-music-season-1That particular song is "Breathe" by Sia.
Q
Do the Ghosts of the deceased haunt the Fishers?
A
Yes, but the way in which this is true is a matter of opinion;One Interpretation The dead appear as ghosts to the characters to discuss certain topics throughout the storyline. (i.e. Nathaniel appears to every member of the family to talk about what's on their mind)Another Interpretation The bodies are dead and gone, it is only the conscience and thoughts of the characters projected through the body they are thinking about. Usually giving contrasting advice or opinions to the person imagining them. Think of the devil and angel on each shoulder, for example; When David is embalming the young gay man who was beaten to death in the first season, the man keeps telling Dave he's going to burn in hell and Dave will too. (this is what Dave is thinking, and projects it through images of the deceased telling him) Whereas Dave is arguing this point and denies he feels that way.More evidence leans towards the latter interpretation, if everyone in the family was visted by the ghost of Nathaniel or other characters, they would probably mention it to each other, or all see him at the same time. Also Rico who is no blood relation to the Fishers, also has conversations with the dead. It is probably common for a mortician to talk to the body they are working on,(as it is a very stressfull and solitary job..on the show anyway) so the show incorporates that, but instead of just having the actor have a conversation with a dead body, the show projects the dead body talking back, when this isn't actually happening.The way in which certain people die will affect certain characters' thoughts, thus haunting them. Such as the infant dying of SIDS deeply troubles Rico as his wife was pregnant at the time, the gay man beaten to death really haunts David, etc.
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Photos from cast
Alice Krige Mena Suvari Julie Dretzin Lauren Ambrose Jillian Armenante Ricardo Chavira Anne Dudek Noah Frank