Favorite Son

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Favorite Son is a miniseries about political intrigue that aired on NBC in 1988 a week before that year's presidential election. It starred Harry Hamlin, Linda Kozlowski, James Whitmore, Robert Loggia, John Mahoney, Ronny Cox, and Jason Alexander. read more

Favorite Son is a miniseries about political intrigue that aired on NBC in 1988 a week before that year's presidential election. It starred Harry Hamlin, Linda Kozlowski, James Whitmore, Robert Loggia, John Mahoney, Ronny Cox, and Jason Alexander. The miniseries was adapted from the 1987 novel of the same written by Steve Sohmer, who also wrote the teleplay.

Original Release

10/30/1988 on NBC

US Release

10/30/1988

Cast

Lou Beatty Jr. SWAT Captain
Tony Goldwyn Tim
Harry Hamlin Senator Terry Fallon
Linda Kozlowski Sally Crain
Ronny Cox Admiral William Rieker
John Mahoney Lou Brenner
Rosemary Dunsmore Mrs. Harriet Fallon
Larry Carroll TV Host
Darwyn Carson Reporter
Michael Fairman Dr. Aronowitz
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Part One Sunday, 30 October 1988
2 Part Two Monday, 31 October 1988
3 Part Three Tuesday, 01 November 1988

Directors

Jeff Bleckner

Writers

Steve Sohmer

Cast

Lou Beatty Jr. SWAT Captain
Tony Goldwyn Tim
Harry Hamlin Senator Terry Fallon
Linda Kozlowski Sally Crain
Ronny Cox Admiral William Rieker
John Mahoney Lou Brenner
Rosemary Dunsmore Mrs. Harriet Fallon
Larry Carroll TV Host
Darwyn Carson Reporter
Michael Fairman Dr. Aronowitz
Lynnette Mettey Elaine Rose
Wendy Brokaw Calla Ross
Kathy Fleig Reporter
Eric Poppick Vanderpool
Geoffrey Forward Government Agent
Ted Hayden Arlen Amory
Vance Valencia Reporter
Rob Narita Reporter
Brad Laughlin Reporter
Chuck Sloan Reporter

Producers

Steve Sohmer Executive Producer
Tim Myers Producer
Jonathan Bernstein Producer

Editors

Jeff Freeman

1989 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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