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Rude Awakening 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (1998–2001)
Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces... See full summary »

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Claudia Lonow
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Sherilyn Fenn ...  Billie Frank 55 episodes, 1998-2001
Jonathan Penner ...  Dave Parelli 55 episodes, 1998-2001
Lynn Redgrave ...  Trudy Frank 55 episodes, 1998-2001
Rain Pryor ...  Jackie Garcia 30 episodes, 1998-1999
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Storyline

Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them. Written by Jonesy

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Relationships are great. Especially when you're in more than one. See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Príserná kocovina See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(55 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Billie Frank is based upon Claudia Lonow's experience. Billie is an ex-soap actress who is famous for portraying a character called Diana Gateway in a series called "Emerald Bluff". Claudia Lonow is famous for portraying Diana Fairgate in Knots Landing (1979). See more »

Quotes

Billie Frank: How do I know you don't badmouth me to your friends when I'm not there?
Trudy Frank: Because, darling, when you're not here I forget all about you.
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Connections

Referenced in Une Américaine à Paris (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Rude Awakening
(Title Theme: 2000-2001)
Lyrics by Claudia Lonow and Chuck E. Weiss
Music by Jonathan Wolff and Paul Buckley
Arranged by Gerard McMahon
Performed by Roger Daltrey
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Fenn shines!
2 December 2001 | by BrokenQuillSee all my reviews

Rude Awakening is the best program on Showtime. Unfortunately, the powers that be didn't realize that and canceled the show after last season. Still, it's a witty, honest and not-watered down look at life. Sherilyn Fenn is not only stunningly gorgeous, but she also carries the show and her role with star quality.


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