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Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

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TV Series | 22 min | Comedy

Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy...See moreBillie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces of her life and move on. Billie meets Dave, a guy who lives in her apartment building, and is also an alcoholic. The show is based upon their relationship, along with all the others in AA with them. Written by Jonesy See less
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Updated Aug 1, 1998

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Aug 1, 1998 (United States)

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Sherilyn Fenn
Billie Frank Billie Frank   See fewer
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Jonathan Penner
Dave Parelli Dave Parelli   See fewer
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Lynn Redgrave
Trudy Frank Trudy Frank   See fewer
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Rain Pryor
Jackie Garcia Jackie Garcia   See fewer
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Roger E. Mosley
Milton 'Milt' Johnson Milton 'Milt' Johnson   See fewer
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Marcus Adams Marcus Adams   See fewer
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Corinne Bohrer
Tish Frank Tish Frank   See fewer
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Mark Lonow
Max Frank Max Frank   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 457 votes