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Twin Peaks

47 min (29 episodes)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 10 wins & 42 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1990-04-08
Filming Locations: 534 South Lewis Street, Monroe, Washington, USA
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Twin Peaks
Mary Jo Deschanel
Mary Jo Deschanel
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Michael Parks
Michael Parks
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Mary Stavin
Mary Stavin
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Austin Jack Lynch
Austin Jack Lynch
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Kyle MacLachlan
Special Agent Dale Cooper
Michael Ontkean
Sheriff Harry S. Truman
Mädchen Amick
Shelly Johnson
Dana Ashbrook
Bobby Briggs
Richard Beymer
Benjamin Horne
Lara Flynn Boyle
Donna Hayward
Sherilyn Fenn
Audrey Horne
Warren Frost
Dr. Will Hayward
Peggy Lipton
Norma Jennings
James Marshall
James Hurley
Everett McGill
Big Ed Hurley
Jack Nance
Pete Martell
Joan Chen
Jocelyn Packard
Kimmy Robertson
Lucy Moran
Michael Horse
Deputy Tommy 'Hawk' Hill
Piper Laurie
Catherine Martell
Harry Goaz
Deputy Andy Brennan
Eric DaRe
Leo Johnson
Wendy Robie
Nadine Hurley
Ray Wise
Leland Palmer
Sheryl Lee
Madeleine 'Maddy' Ferguson
Russ Tamblyn
Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
Don S. Davis
Maj. Garland Briggs
Chris Mulkey
Hank Jennings
Gary Hershberger
Mike Nelson
Grace Zabriskie
Sarah Palmer
Did you know?
David Lynch:  [Sunset Blvd]  Lynch himself plays the character Gordon Cole who was named after a minor character in Sunset Blvd. (1950), a film Lynch has acknowledged as a major influence in his filmography, most notably in the similarly named Mulholland Drive (2001).
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The character of Bob came about when David Lynch had a sudden image of set decorator Frank Silva hidden in Laura Palmer's room. Lynch filmed the infamous shot of Silva hiding behind Laura's bed without any idea of what he would use it for. Later, when filming a shot of Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) sitting up and screaming, Lynch noticed that Silva's reflection was visible in the shot, purely by accident. Lynch then came up with the idea of BOB as an other-worldly spirit, giving birth to the series mythology.
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Some scenes that explored the relationship between James Hurley (James Marshall) and his mother were filmed but finally never included in any episode.
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Ben Horne: We've lain a gala reception for your fair-haired boys tonight; all of Twin Peaks' best and brightest.
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The Log Lady: My log saw something that night.
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DEA Agent Dennis: I understand we're both staying at the Great Northern. How's the food up there?
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Who killed Laura Palmer?
One of the most famous questions in television history was officially answered in the second season episode "Arbitrary Law." It was revealed that Laura's father Leland Palmer murdered her while possessed by a malefic being known as Killer BOB. The murder is the subject of the prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Whether BOB is an independent entity or a sentient manifestation of human evil (as speculated by Albert Rosenfield) is the topic of one of the show's lasting fan debates.
What is the "European Pilot?"
This is a 113-minute long alternative version of the pilot episode of the series. It contains approximately 25 minutes of additional footage that actually resolves the story of Laura's murder somewhat differently to the series, though still in typical Lynchian fashion. This version was commissioned by the show's producers ABC Television so as to be shown in European cinemas in the event that the series wasn't picked up, hence the name. This way, the production wouldn't be a loss.Due to wrangles with Warner Home Video, who retained distribution rights, for many years this "European Pilot" was the only version available for home viewing. In fact, the broadcast version was not released on DVD in the US until 2007.
Who is Teresa Banks, and how is she connected to the murders?
Teresa was another one of BOB's victims; in the pilot, Cooper tells the people of Twin Peaks that she was found in Southern Washington a year earlier with the letter "T" wedged under her fingernail. This is all the information that the audience is given about Banks in the series.In Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the audience learns that Teresa Banks was a prostitute and 'Fleshworld' model who sometimes worked with Laura Palmer and Ronnette Pulaski. Unknown to Laura, Teresa counted Leland Palmer, her father, amongst her clientele, Teresa's resemblance to Laura attracting him in the first place. Leland becomes aware that Laura works with Teresa when she and Ronette are brought along for a sexual encounter. Leland bows out before Laura can see him, and Teresa is able to discern from his reaction that he is related to one of the girls.After receiving confirmation of Leland's description with her occasional pimp, Jacques Renault, Teresa attempts to blackmail Leland. Bob chooses this juncture to murder Teresa; she, like Laura Palmer, ends up wrapped in plastic and thrown in the river.
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Alicia Witt Mary Jo Deschanel Betsy Lynn George Michael Parks Mary Stavin Austin Jack Lynch
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