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Hard Time on Planet Earth (1989–1989)

TV Series | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. His only companion is a floating, orb-shaped robotic parole officer named Control. Doomed to stay on Earth until Jesse can show compassion, Control helps him lead as normal a ...See moreJesse, an alien exiled to Earth, finds himself in Los Angeles. His only companion is a floating, orb-shaped robotic parole officer named Control. Doomed to stay on Earth until Jesse can show compassion, Control helps him lead as normal a life as possible, but not knowing Earthly ways Jesse often finds himself in trouble. Written by Tony Meier See less
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Mar 1, 1989 (United States)

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Danny Mann
Control / Bus Passenger Control / Bus Passenger   See fewer
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Brad Koepenick
Bill Webber / Young Man Bill Webber / Young Man   See fewer
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Kent Stoddard
Bellman Bellman   See fewer
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Barry Dennen
Hotel Clerk Hotel Clerk   See fewer
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Catherine Paolone
Mrs. Rosetti Mrs. Rosetti   See fewer
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Timothy Blake
Ms. Yardley Ms. Yardley   See fewer
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Shane Ralston
Freak / Street Punk Freak / Street Punk   See fewer
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Sandahl Bergman
Danielle Spencer Danielle Spencer   See fewer
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Grainger Hines
Travis Brady Travis Brady   See fewer
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Doug Johnson
Bill Mitchner Bill Mitchner   See fewer
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Gordon Jump
Wally Banks Wally Banks   See fewer
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Darcy Marta
Erin Parker Erin Parker   See fewer
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Sam McMurray
Dr. Cyrus Jordan Dr. Cyrus Jordan   See fewer
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Robin Riker
Sullivan Sullivan   See fewer
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Jamie Rose
Dr. Laura Rowlands Dr. Laura Rowlands   See fewer
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Larry B. Scott
Corporal Curtis Tillman Corporal Curtis Tillman   See fewer
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Michael Alldredge
Buck McGrew Buck McGrew   See fewer
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Harry Newcomb Harry Newcomb   See fewer
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Timmy Hogan Timmy Hogan   See fewer
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Paul Comi
Frank Russo Frank Russo   See fewer
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Lezlie Deane
Carrie Robbins Carrie Robbins   See fewer
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Michael Michael   See fewer
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Sue Parker Sue Parker   See fewer
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Lieutenant Arlene Michaels Lieutenant Arlene Michaels   See fewer
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Captain Ralston Captain Ralston   See fewer
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Mr. Roberts Mr. Roberts   See fewer
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Mark Brady Mark Brady   See fewer
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John Henry John Henry   See fewer
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