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Degrassi High 

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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.
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Series cast summary:
Pat Mastroianni ...  Joey Jeremiah / ... 67 episodes, 1987-1991
Stefan Brogren ...  Archie 'Snake' Simpson / ... 67 episodes, 1987-1991
Maureen Deiseach ...  Heather Farrell / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Angela Deiseach ...  Erica Farrell / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Arlene Lott Arlene Lott ...  Nancy Kramer / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Duncan Waugh ...  Arthur Kobalewscuy / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Siluck Saysanasy Siluck Saysanasy ...  Yick Yu / ... 65 episodes, 1987-1991
Anais Granofsky ...  Lucy Fernandez / ... 62 episodes, 1987-1991
Amanda Stepto ...  Christine 'Spike' Nelson / ... 62 episodes, 1987-1991
Neil Hope ...  Derek 'Wheels' Wheeler / ... 61 episodes, 1987-1991
Irene Courakos Irene Courakos ...  Alexa Pappadopoulos / ... 60 episodes, 1987-1991
Stacie Mistysyn ...  Caitlin Ryan / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1991
John Ioannou John Ioannou ...  Alex Yankou / ... 58 episodes, 1987-1991
Maureen McKay Maureen McKay ...  Michelle Accette / ... 57 episodes, 1987-1991
Dan Woods ...  Mr. Raditch 55 episodes, 1987-1991
Sara Ballingall ...  Melanie Brodie / ... 56 episodes, 1987-1991
Rebecca Haines ...  Kathleen Mead / ... 54 episodes, 1987-1991
Cathy Keenan Cathy Keenan ...  Liz O'Rourke / ... 49 episodes, 1988-1991
Michael Carry Michael Carry ...  Simon Dexter / ... 48 episodes, 1988-1991
Dayo Ade ...  Bryant Lester 'BLT' Thomas / ... 48 episodes, 1988-1991
Andy Chambers Andy Chambers ...  Luke Matthews / ... 46 episodes, 1988-1991
Kyra Levy Kyra Levy ...  Maya Goldberg / ... 43 episodes, 1988-1991
Amanda Cook ...  LD Delacorte / ... 41 episodes, 1987-1990
Keith White Keith White ...  Tim O'Connor / ... 38 episodes, 1987-1991
Christopher Charlesworth Christopher Charlesworth ...  Scooter Webster / ... 38 episodes, 1988-1991
Billy Parrott ...  Shane McKay / ... 38 episodes, 1987-1990
Michelle Goodeve Michelle Goodeve ...  Ms. Avery / ... 34 episodes, 1987-1990
Kirsten Bourne Kirsten Bourne ...  Tessa Campanelli / ... 32 episodes, 1988-1991
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The kids of Degrassi street have now grown to be teenagers attending Degrassi Jr. High where they face the facts and problems that are typical for people their age. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1987 (Canada) See more »

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Degrassi High See more »

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Playing With Time See more »
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Runtime:

(70 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Script supervisor Selene Strilesky appeared in the episode Degrassi High: Little White Lies (1989) as a street walker who flirts with Joey. See more »

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Characters are shown speaking at the corner of Degrassi St. and Pape Ave (as indicated by the street sign). These streets run parallel and are about 10 blocks away from each other. See more »

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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

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Wake up in the morning, Want to watch Degrassi, But I have to go to school...
1 July 2000 | by PinkBubblesSee all my reviews

It is truly a shame I wasn't a teenager in the 80's. I was too young when this show was first being aired, and I have to depend on those reruns.

Anyway, this is by far the best television teenage drama series I have ever seen.

The actors portraying the characters were around the same age as the characters, making it realistic, unlike many series for teens.

It dealt with real life situations teenagers face in realistic ways. There are not very many television shows for teenagers I can actually say that about. In fact, I don't think that there was any problems which weren't covered. Drug abuse, sex, sexual orientation, teenage pregnancy, abortion, dating, alcohol abuse, AIDS, stress, depression and suicide, death in the family, racism, sexism. We all felt the tension when Spike found signs of pregnancy, ending in her famous line "Mum, I'm pregnant". We all had sympathy for Wheels, when his (adoptive) parents died and how he dramaticly changed since then, ending in the tragedy in School's Out, in which he kills a small child from drunk driving (his parents having been killed from drunk driving) and is last seen in prison. We all had different reactions and attitude's towards Claude's suicide. We also all had different reactions and attitudes towards Heather's abortion. We all yelled "I knew that would happen eventually!" when Simon and Alexa got married at the end of School's Out. I could go on.

I hope Degrassi continues airing from generation to generation.


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