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The Education of Max Bickford 

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Dreyfuss ...  Max Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcia Gay Harden ...  Andrea Haskell 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Eric Ian Goldberg Eric Ian Goldberg ...  Lester 'Pres' Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Katee Sackhoff ...  Nell Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Regina Taylor ...  Judith Bryant 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Helen Shaver ...  Erica Bettis 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Sasi Grandoit Sasi Grandoit ...  Student 20 episodes, 2001-2002
Meredith Roberts Quill ...  Brenda Vanderpool 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Molly Regan Molly Regan ...  Lorraine Tator 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Maureen Wakeley Maureen Wakeley ...  College Student 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Stephen Spinella ...  Rex Pinsker 10 episodes, 2001-2002
David McCallum ...  Walter Thornhill 9 episodes, 2001-2002
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A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Max Bickford See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Katee Sackhoff had been an extra on Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), another Richard Dreyfuss project. She had gone up to him after filming and said to him "You haven't seen the last of me!" See more »

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Good Show!
30 September 2001 | by macpherrSee all my reviews

I watched ` The Education of Max Bickford' and found that the premise of the series is quite promising. I like Richard Dreyfuss (American Graffiti, The Good Bye Girl, Mr. Holland's Opus) and know his work pretty well. Max Bickford reminded me of Mr. Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus, a person who is ready to succeed in life, but the problems and circumstances life itself brings stalls his success. He gets just as annoyed as Elliot Garfield, Dreyfuss character in' The Good Bye Girl' does. He does it really well. Actually he can go through a broad spectrum of emotions and succeed. Dreyfus is an outstanding actor. Max Bickford is a professor who seems to be very good. He is a single parent and sole provider for the family. His teenager is a typical rebel teen, and his little son is very wise. The first episode did not show why he is still single, but did mention that his wife had died. He worked a lot in his profession and just found out that one of his ex-students, Marcia Gay Harden (The Spitfire Grill) received a chair instead of him. That made him really mad. I guess I would have made me mad too. It made him made enough to accept the position of department head that he earlier had refused as political garbage. Then there is a she who used to be a he. `Erica Bettis` Helen Shaver' (The Color of Money). The audience is presented with a series of issues, that could raise good discussion between the characters and to create an atmosphere of a great show! My husband and I both enjoyed the first episode. I liked going to college so much that a new show about a teacher brings back that mystery of finding out what a professor is all about! I recommend this series, and please do yourself a favor and watch something fun and intelligent.

Good Show!


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