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Party of five

Party of five Dates : 1994 - 2000
142 episodes of 42 min
First broadcasting : 16 Mai 1996
Creator(s) : Christopher Keyser, Amy Lippman
Producer(s) : Christopher Keyser, Amy Lippman, Ken Topolsky.
Music : The BoDeans
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French Traduire


On the death of his parents in a car accident, Charlie Salinger finds himself having to take care of his four brothers and sisters. But the lives of five young people without an adult to help them is not easy, and they quickly realize that they have to help each other and stay united to get out of it.

The American TV series La Vie A Five (Party of Five in English) was a dramatic series which was broadcast between 1994 and 2000 on the Fox channel. The series followed the adventures of five brothers and sisters, the Salinger, who were orphans after the death of their parents in a car accident. The five children then had to learn to take care of each other and manage their family life without the help of their parents.

The main characters in the series were Charlie (Matthew Fox), the older brother and head of the family, Bailey (Scott Wolf), the second brother, Julia (Neve Campbell), the older sister, Claudia (Lacey Chabert), the sister Cadet, and Owen (Jacob Smith), the youngest. Each of the characters had their own problems and challenges to overcome, whether with school, romantic relationships, career, etc.

In addition to following the difficulties of the Salinger brothers and sisters, the series also tackled important and controversial subjects, such as drugs, alcoholism, HIV/AIDS, immigration, etc. The series was acclaimed by criticism for its sensitive and realistic approach to these subjects and for its performances of the actors.

Life has five has won several awards, including a Golden Globe for the best dramatic series in 1996, as well as appointments to the Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. The series was also a success in terms of audience, reaching more than 8 million viewers with its peak of popularity.

Although the series has been completed for several years, it remains popular with fans and continues to be disseminated in syndication in many countries. In 2019, a new version of the series, entitled Party of Five, was broadcast on the Freeform channel, with a new generation of characters and a new angle of story.

The Actors

Matthew Fox - Charlie Salinger

Matthew Fox

(Charlie Salinger)

Neve Campbell - Julia Salinger

Neve Campbell

(Julia Salinger)

Scott Wolf - Bailey Salinger

Scott Wolf

(Bailey Salinger)

Lacey Chabert - Claudia Salinger

Lacey Chabert

(Claudia Salinger)

Paula Devicq - Kirsten Bennett Thomas Salinger

Paula Devicq

(Kirsten Bennett Thomas Salinger)

Jennifer Love Hewitt - Sarah Reeves

Jennifer Love Hewitt

(Sarah Reeves)


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Canceled on 24 January 2000, just weeks after Neve Campbell announced she was leaving the award-winning show to concentrate on a film career.

Jerry O'Connell was originally cast as Bailey Salinger. He quit the role, just before the pilot was filmed, to star as Quinn in "Sliders" (1995).


Filming locations:

Big Bear Lake, California, USA

Culver City, California, USA

El Segundo High School - 640 Main Street, El Segundo, California, USA

Royce Hall, UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Sony Pictures Studios - 10202 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, USA (studio)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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