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Two Marriages

1 9 8 3 – 1 9 8 4 (USA)

Two Marriages focused on two middle-class families in the Iowa suburbs: Jim and Ann Daley, and Art and Nancy Armstrong.

The Daleys were the more contemporary couple: Ann (Karen Carlson) was pursuing a successful career as a construction engineer, even while pregnant with another child, and Jim (Tom Mason) worked at his father Woody’s dairy farm.

Besides their rambunctious six-year-old, Willie (Ian Fried), the bustling Daley household included two children from previous marriages, Jim’s 11-year-old Vietnamese-American daughter, Kim (Tiffany Toyoshima), and Ann’s rebellious teenage son, Scott (C. Thomas Howell).

Across the well-mown lawn were their best friends the Armstrongs – Art (Michael Murphy) the busy surgeon and Nancy (Janet Eilber) the vaguely dissatisfied homemaker, who kept herself occupied with volunteer work and was always a bit envious of Ann’s independent lifestyle.

Shelby (Louanne) was the Armstrongs’ 15-year-old, sensitive and wise beyond her years, and Eric (Kirk Cameron) their happy-go-lucky young son.

The contrast between traditional and ‘modern’ marriages and the joys and pains of families and friendships provided the stories.

Jim Daley
Tom Mason
Ann Daley
Karen Carlson
Willie Daley
Ian Fried
Kim Daley
Tiffany Toyoshima
Dr Art Armstrong
Michael Murphy
Nancy Armstrong
Janet Eilber
Scott Morgan
C. Thomas Howell
Eric Armstrong
Kirk Cameron
Shelby Armstrong
Woody Daley
John McLiam