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Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest Dates : 1981 - 1990
227 episodes of 45 min
First broadcasting : 07/05/1987
Creator(s) : Earl Hamner Jr
Producer(s) : Michael Filerman, Victoria LaFortune, John F Perry
Music : Bill Conti et Mark Snow
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French Traduire


The Falcon Crest vineyards are in the Tuscany valley not far from San Francisco. The place is led by Angela Channing, who on the death of her brother is forced to share the estate with his nephew Chase Gioberti, they will wage a merciless war for power.

Falcon Crest is an American television series broadcast between 1981 and 1990. The series takes place in the fictitious city of Falcon Crest, in the wine region of the Napa valley in California, and stages a powerful and dysfunctional family, the Channing, who fight for the control of their vineyard and their wine empire. The series was broadcast on the CBS network and included nine seasons and 227 episodes.

The main character in the series is Angela Channing, interpreted by actress Jane Wyman, who embodies a ruthless and ambitious matriarch who seeks to maintain her grip on Falcon Crest and protect her inheritance against her children and grandchildren. Other important characters include Chase Gioberti, interpreted by Robert Foxworth, the son of the second wife of the late husband, and Maggie Gioberti, interpreted by Susan Sullivan, Angela's granddaughter who returns in the valley after The death of her husband to take over the family business.

The series was a commercial success, and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Although the series was initially praised for its quality and its realization, it was then criticized for its melodramatic intrigue and its stereotypical characters. Despite these criticisms, Falcon Crest continued to be popular with the public and is considered a classic of American television.

The Actors

William R Moses - Cole Gioberti

William R Moses

(Cole Gioberti)

Lorenzo Lamas - Lance Cumson

Lorenzo Lamas

(Lance Cumson)

Susan Sullivan - Maggie Gioberti

Susan Sullivan

(Maggie Gioberti)

Jane Wyman - Angela Channing

Jane Wyman

(Angela Channing)

Robert Foxworth - Chase Gioberti

Robert Foxworth

(Chase Gioberti)

David Selby - Richard Channing

David Selby

(Richard Channing)

Ana Alicia - Melissa Agretti Cumson Gioberti

Ana Alicia

(Melissa Agretti Cumson Gioberti)


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Filming locations:

Biltmore Hotel - 506 S. Grand Avenue, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA

(interiors: New Globe)

Hollywood Park Racetrack - 1050 S. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, California, USA

(exteriors and establishing shots of Tuscany Downs)

Inglenook Vineyards - 1991 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA

(interiors of Falcon Crest winery building)

Park Plaza Hotel - 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, California, USA

(establishing shots of the New Globe)

Saddle Rock Ranch - 31727 Mullholland Highway, Malibu, California, USA

(Richard's residence in seasons 7 to 9)

Santa Clarita, California, USA

Shafer Vineyards - 6154 Silverado Trail, California, USA

(exteriors of Agretti vineyards)

Silverado Country Club - 1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, Napa Valley, California, USA

(exteriors of Del Oro Spa & Country Club)

Sonoma, California, USA

Spring Mountain Vineyards - 2805 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA

(exteriors of Angela's estate)

Stag's Leap Ranch - 6126 Silverado Trail, Napa, Napa Valley, California, USA

(exteriors of Chase's estate)

Stage 1, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

Stage 19, Warner Brothers Burbank Studios - 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, California, USA

Wild Horse Valley Ranch - 8999 Wild Horse Valley Rd, Napa, Napa Valley, California, USA

Will Rogers State Historical Park - 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA

Yountville, Napa Valley, California, USA

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