Family Ties (1982–1989)
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Best Man 

Alex is irritated when his friend Doug starts spending more time with his new girlfriend, and is stunned at their sudden engagement, even refusing to attend the wedding. Ultimately, Alex has to decide what the friendship means to him.

Director:

John Pasquin

Writers:

Gary David Goldberg (created by), Alan Uger

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Meredith Baxter ... Elyse Keaton (as Meredith Baxter Birney)
Michael Gross ... Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox ... Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman ... Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers ... Jennifer Keaton
Timothy Busfield ... Doug
Michael Zorek ... Flaum
Tate Donovan ... Clancy
Billy Campbell ... Lyle (as William Campbell)
Toni Gerry Toni Gerry ... Doug's Mother
Ernest Harada ... Pastor
Lily Mariye ... Eleanor
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Storyline

Alex always was extremely tight with goofy Doug, now a fellow student, but when Doug falls instantly in true love with Eleanor, he soon starts spending all his time with her and even lets her make his decisions. Alex tries in vain to tighten his family ties instead, to no avail, then to cement his poker boys gang, but that literally drives them away. When Doug announces they're getting married, Alex refuses to come instead of accepting the request to be Doug's best man. Everyone hopes Alex will reconsider, or is that to be the end of his best friendship? Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1984 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Television debuts of both Tate Donovan and Billy Campbell. See more »

Goofs

Steven says that a few moments ago Alex came to him and gave him a hug while he was in the shower, but his hair isn't wet. See more »

Connections

References Bambi (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Colonel Bogey March
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Whistled by Timothy Busfield and Michael J. Fox
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