Family Ties (1982–1989)
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Father, Can You Spare a Dime? 

Nick's art class at the community center has ended, and he wants to open his own art school to continue working with children. Not able to get a bank loan, he is forced to ask his estranged father to lend him money. His father is hesitant.

Director:

Andrew McCullough

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Peter Schneider | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Meredith Baxter ... Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Michael Gross ... Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox ... Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman ... Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers ... Jennifer Keaton
Brian Bonsall ... Andrew 'Andy' Keaton
Dan Hedaya ... Joe Moore
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Dougie
Jena Vallee Jena Vallee ... Erica
Scott Valentine ... Nick Moore
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Storyline

Nick's art class at the community center has ended, and he wants to open his own art school to continue working with children. Not able to get a bank loan, he is forced to ask his estranged father to lend him money. His father is hesitant.

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1988 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based upon the Depression Era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime," with lyrics by 'Yip Harburg' and music by Jay Gorney. See more »

Connections

Edited into Family Ties: Wrap Around the Clock - Part 2 (1989) See more »

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