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Boston Public

Chapter One (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Another school year is off to a booming start at Winslow High School - an urban high school outside of Boston. Principal Steven Harper spends his days putting out fires, defending his faculty and just trying to keep it together. Lauren ...See moreAnother school year is off to a booming start at Winslow High School - an urban high school outside of Boston. Principal Steven Harper spends his days putting out fires, defending his faculty and just trying to keep it together. Lauren Davis, the idealistic head of the social studies department, and Harry Senate, a geology teacher with buried secrets, are embroiled in controversy for failing the star running back before a huge game with the cross-town rivals. But they both have bigger personal problems. Lauren has been asked out on a date by the icy vice principal and Harry has been put on probation for wielding a gun in one of his classes. When he's not dodging the star running back's lawyer or pulling a bully off the class geek, Principal Harper is trying to calm Ms. Hendricks. She left her class after scrawling "Gone to kill myself, hope you're happy" on the chalkboard. Meanwhile, English teacher Milton Buttle has become the star attraction on student Sheryl Holt's website. His unflattering, animated portrayal has made Buttle the butt of everyone's jokes. And let's not forget dear old Mr. Lipschultz. The 80-year-old American history teacher kicked popular Dana Poole out of class for not wearing a bra. Written by alberta1 See less
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Writer
David E. Kelley (created by)
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Composer
Cinematographer
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. (as Richard Rawlings Jr.)
Editor
Philip Carr Neel (as Philip Neel)
Casting Director
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 23, 2000

Release date
Oct 23, 2000 (United States)

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36 cast members
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Jessalyn Gilsig
Lauren Davis Lauren Davis   See fewer
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Chi McBride
Steven Harper Steven Harper   See fewer
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Anthony Heald
Scott Guber Scott Guber   See fewer
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Nicky Katt
Harry Senate Harry Senate   See fewer
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Tom McCarthy
Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy) Kevin Riley (as Thomas McCarthy)   See fewer
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Loretta Devine
Marla Hendricks Marla Hendricks   See fewer
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Joey Slotnick
Milton Buttle Milton Buttle   See fewer
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Rashida Jones
Louisa Fenn Louisa Fenn   See fewer
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Sharon Leal
Marilyn Sudor Marilyn Sudor   See fewer
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Fyvush Finkel
Harvey Lipschultz Harvey Lipschultz   See fewer
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Sarah Thompson
Dana Poole Dana Poole   See fewer
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Lamya Jezek
Sheryl Holt Sheryl Holt   See fewer
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John Francis Daley
Anthony Ward Anthony Ward   See fewer
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Zachery Ty Bryan
Malcolm White Malcolm White   See fewer
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Avery Kidd Waddell
Jason Harrelson Jason Harrelson   See fewer
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Antwon Tanner
Kevin Jackson Kevin Jackson   See fewer
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Christopher Neiman
Attorney George Fenn Attorney George Fenn   See fewer
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Courtney B. Vance
Walter Harrelson Walter Harrelson   See fewer
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R.F. Daley
Michael Ward Michael Ward   See fewer
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Amy Correa
Washington Washington   See fewer
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Susan Allison
Emily Ward Emily Ward   See fewer
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Damon Kohli
Doctor (as James Kohli) Doctor (as James Kohli)   See fewer
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Ruth Silveira
Screaming Parent #1 Screaming Parent #1   See fewer
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Jesse Garcia
Parent #3 (as Jesse Matthew Garcia) Parent #3 (as Jesse Matthew Garcia)   See fewer
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David Mersault
Parent #4 Parent #4   See fewer
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Rod Damer
Parent #5 Parent #5   See fewer
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Jennifer Dibert
Giggle Girl Giggle Girl   See fewer
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Alicia Anderson
Giggle Girl Giggle Girl   See fewer
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Zarah Little
Giggle Girl Giggle Girl   See fewer
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Jerome Elston Scott
Confused Student (as Jerome E. Scott) Confused Student (as Jerome E. Scott)   See fewer
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Christie McNew
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Priestley
Larry (uncredited) Larry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Silberkraus
High School Student (uncredited) High School Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Algerita Wynn
Mrs. Harrelson (uncredited) Mrs. Harrelson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.6 / 10 | 37 votes