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American Playhouse

The Roommate (Season 5, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Set in 1952, this tells of two young men who are polar opposites being assigned to the same dorm room at Northwestern University.
Director
Writers
John Updike (novel "The Christian Roommate") | Neal Miller (as Morton Neal Miller) | Paul Pekin (additional text) | Randall Fried (additional text)
Producer
Composer
Cinematographer
Jeffrey Jur (as Jeff Jur)
Editors
Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 31, 1984

Release date
Jan 27, 1986 (United States)

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25 cast members
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Orson Ziegler Orson Ziegler   See fewer
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Elmer Two Crow
Lester Spotted Elk Lester Spotted Elk   See fewer
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Laurie McEathron
Couples at Drive-in Couples at Drive-in   See fewer
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John Mueller
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Tracy Griffith
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Jeffrey Hutchinson
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Deanna Dunagan
Mrs. Ziegler Mrs. Ziegler   See fewer
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Elaine Wilkes
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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David Bachman
Corky Silverstein Corky Silverstein   See fewer
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Elliot Banen
Paul Koshland Paul Koshland   See fewer
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Tom Greene
Charles Carter Charles Carter   See fewer
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Orbert Davis
Jonathan Young Jonathan Young   See fewer
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Larry Neumann Jr.
Greg Dawson Greg Dawson   See fewer
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John Cameron Mitchell
Calvin Fitch Calvin Fitch   See fewer
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Jase Draper
Larsen Petersen Larsen Petersen   See fewer
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Wayne Kneeland
Philip Kern Philip Kern   See fewer
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Barry Miller
Henry 'Hub' Palamountain Henry 'Hub' Palamountain   See fewer
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James Eaton
Telegraph Boy Telegraph Boy   See fewer
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Gary Houston
Student Advisor Student Advisor   See fewer
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William Leach
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Tony Mockus Jr.
Dr. Ziegler (as Tony Mockus) Dr. Ziegler (as Tony Mockus)   See fewer
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Mary Seibel
Aunt Bernice Aunt Bernice   See fewer
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Glenn Kovacevich
Housing Administrator Housing Administrator   See fewer
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Robert Minkoff
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Ratings Breakdown

6.7 / 10 | 48 votes