Growing Pains is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC from September 24, 1985, to April 25, 1992. The show ran for seven seasons; the Seaver family resides at 15 Robin Hood Lane in Long Island, New York. Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist, works from home because his wife, has gone back to work as a reporter. Jason has to take care of the kids: ladies' man Mike, bookish honors student Carol, rambunctious Ben. A fourth child, Chrissy Seaver, is born on October 1988, a day after Ben's 12th birthday, she was played in her newborn/infant stage by two uncredited sets of twin sisters, that remained in the role until the end of season four. By season five, she was played in her toddler stage by alternating twins Kelsey Dohring. In seasons six and seven, Chrissy's age was advanced to five years old. A new cast member was added for the seventh and final season when homeless teen Luke Brower is brought into the Seaver family to live with them until nearly the end of season seven. Mentioned but seen are the Seavers' next door neighbors the Koosmans - a reference to the 1969 Miracle Mets.
Alan Thicke as Dr. Jason Roland Seaver Joanna Kerns as Margaret Katherine "Maggie" Seaver Kirk Cameron as Michael Aaron "Mike" Seaver Tracey Gold as Carol Anne Seaver Jeremy Miller as Benjamin Hubert Horatio Humphrey "Ben" Seaver Ashley Johnson as Christine Ellen "Chrissy" Seaver Kelsey and Kirsten Dohring as Christine Ellen "Chrissy" Seaver Leonardo DiCaprio as Luke Brower Andrew Koenig as Richard Milhous "Boner" Stabone, Mike's friend. Martel as Eddie, Mike's friend Sam Anderson as Principal Willis DeWitt, Mike's history teacher in season one and principal from season two onward Betty McGuire as Kate Malone. Fred Applegate as Mr. Fred Tedesco, principal of the learning annex where Mike teaches The season one main opening features various works of art and vintage photography depicting family life, closing with a shot of the cast; the opening credits from seasons two through five features an opening shot of the cast in front of the Seaver house exterior. This is followed by a series of photos of each cast member from their childhood onward ending with a clip from the show.
The credits closed with another shot of the cast in front of the Seaver house before they all run inside. Starting in the second season, several different versions of the opening sequence were filmed. Whoever was the last to go into the house would be the focus of that week's episode; the opening used in seasons six and seven featured opening and shot of the mantle on the Seavers' fireplace panning over photos of the cast. The photos of the cast from childhood remained but instead of clips from the show, current still photos were used; some versions of these credits end with another shot of the mantle while others close with a montage of group shots from the same family photo shoot which the current photos used in the rest of the credits come from. The show's theme song is "As Long as We've Got Each Other", written and composed by John Bettis and Steve Dorff, it was performed by: B. J. Thomas. J. Thomas & Jennifer Warnes. J. Thomas & Dusty Springfield. A shorter version of the Thomas/Warnes version was used starting in season two.
There was an a cappella version of the song, used for all of season six, but this version was abandoned for most of season seven in favor of the reinstatement of Thomas' and Warnes' duet version, although the a cappella theme returned for three episodes as well as the series finale. A full-length version by Thomas and Springfield was released as a single in 1988. A soundtrack was released in 1988 titled Steve Dorff and Friends: Growing Pains and Other Hit TV Themes; the soundtrack contains songs penned by Dorff from his television series theme songs and three tracks from Growing Pains: Theme Song "As Long As We Got Each Other" Aloha Episode – "Swept Away" by Christopher Cross Graduation Day Episode – "This Is The Day" performed by B. J. ThomasThe Theme for Growing Pains got airplay on the Adul
Stephen Shortridge is an American actor. Shortridge appeared in more than 20 film and television projects throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most recognizably from his role as a Southern high school student named Beau De LaBarre on the television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, he has done over 50 commercials for such products as Mennen, Coca-Cola, Head & Shoulders. In 1987, he spent one year as a regular cast member on the soap opera the Beautiful. In the late 1980s, Shortridge quit the acting business to concentrate on painting, he presented gallery showings across the United States. He makes his home in Idaho with his wife and children. Shortridge is an author, he published his first book in Deeper Apologies. Deepest Thanks, Deeper Apologies, Worthy Publishing, 2011, ISBN 978-1-936034-574 Stephen Shortridge on IMDbShortridge's gallery in Idaho Q & A with Stephen Shortridge: meet artist and author, Stephen Charles Shortridge
Baree, Son of Kazan is a 1918 American silent film based on the adventure novel of the same name by writer James Oliver Curwood. The film was directed by David Smith, the brother of Albert E. Smith, one of the founders of Vitagraph studio. Nell Shipman, an influential female actress and producer, stars in the film. In 1925, David Smith produced a new film based on this novel. An incomplete or abridged version of the film survives; as described in a 1918 film magazine, McTaggart, a factor of the Lac Bain trading post, is infatuated by Nepeese, daughter of trapper Perriot, a trapper, but is rejected by the girl. On his journey to Perriot's cabin, he trapped a wolfdog pup, whose enmity he aroused by his poor treatment. Nepeese befriends the animal. McTaggart visits and, attacks her. Baree is shot by the factor. Nepeese's father Pierrot is shot to death. Nepeese flees and, jumps over a cliff. Baree, wanders the north country, but has not forgotten his hatred for McTaggart; the factor traps the wolfdog again, now grown, leaves it to die.
Baree is rescued by outlaw Jim Carvel. Homesick, Baree is overjoyed to find Nepeese. Learning that she has returned, McTaggart enters her tent at midnight; the wolfdog kills him, avenging the wrongs done. Nell Shipman as Nepeese Gayne Whitman as Jim Carvel Al Ernest Garcia as'Bush' McTaggart Joe Rickson as Perriot Curwood's adventure books were popular and films based on them were well received, but in this period and state film censorship boards made cuts before allowing screening of films within their jurisdictions. Like many American films of the time, Son of Kazan was subject to restrictions and cuts that reduced the violence between the men, attacks on Nepeese, the sexual suggestiveness of the factor toward her. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the intertitle "I guess I'm about through with you". Baree, Son of Kazan on IMDb Synopsis of Baree, Son of Kazan at AllMovie Glass slide