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The Providence Collection
The Providence Collection
Actors: Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Paula Cale, Seth Peterson, Concetta Tomei
Director: Ian Toynton
Genres: Drama, Television
NR     2004     1hr 0min

No Description Available. Genre: Television Rating: NR Release Date: 8-JAN-2008 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Paula Cale, Seth Peterson, Concetta Tomei
Director: Ian Toynton
Creators: Ann Lewis Hamilton, Arturs Rusis, Carol Barbee, Jennifer Cecil, Kevin G. Cremin, Michael Fresco, John Masius
Genres: Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Drama, Drama
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/18/2004
Original Release Date: 01/08/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/08/1999
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 4
SwapaDVD Credits: 4
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 3/25/2014...
This is not the "entire" series but well worth viewing because apparently that's all we get! And at approximately 14 hours running time there is quite a lot on these four disks. I look at this as a "best of" and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Family values and some high quality writing (by John Masius the co-creator of Touched By an Angel who also exec produced St. Elsewhere)gives us some great television!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Wendy B. from MICANOPY, FL
Reviewed on 9/28/2013...
I noticed the listing says this is 1 hour long. Whoa. It's 4 discs full. This production is poignant, sweet, deep & beautifully crafted. I watched the entire series when it was aired on TV. I feel like this collection really captured the feeling & intensity of the series, & am so grateful this collection was compiled. Absolutely fantastic show.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Heather P. from GREENSBORO, NC
Reviewed on 5/12/2010...
I really liked it. I would sugguest it to other people to watch. I would rate this a 10
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

One of my favorite series on TV
Tim | Williamstown, USA | 06/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Providence is a show that portrays the trials of the Hansen family and how they dealt with it. The main character, Sydney Hansen (Melina Kanakaredes) was a doctor in cosmetic surgery but after leaving Los Angeles where she practiced, she worked in a low-income medical clinic in her hometown of Providence. At home, she lives with her father (Mike Farrel), her brother Robbie (Seth Peterson), her sister Joanie (Paula Cale), and the spirit of her deceased mother (Concetta Tomei) who passes away in the first episode.Episodes are as follows:
1.) Pilot - Aired January 8, 1999
Dr. Sydney Hansen, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, makes a journey home to Providence, Rhode Island to attend her pregnant sister's wedding.2.) Home Again - Aired January 15, 1999
Sydney Hansen resettles in Providence and her dreams begin to by intruded by her late mother.3.) Tying the Knot - Aired February 12, 1999
Joanie suddenly decides to marry the father of her child, but Syd has doubts about the marriage.4.) The Letter - Aired October 1, 1999
On the first anniversary of Lynda's death, the Hansens agree to celebrate her life with a memorial dinner.5.) Don't Go Changin' - Aired March 31, 2000
The Hansens decided to throw Jim a suprise 60th birthday party. Joanie gives Dog Boy ("Ed's" Tom Cavanagh guest stars) the confidence to follow a dream.6.) The Thanksgiving Story - Aired November 24, 2000
Two-hour Thanksgiving episode; the Hansen clan tries to have an idyllic family Thanksgiving. Joanie thinks she might be pregnant again.7.) Falling - Aired May 18, 2001
Syd considers cutting her ties with Joe Connelly after meeting his wife. Robbie's relationship with Tina (Maria Pitillo guest stars) falters. As Jim Hansen is walking with his faithful dog, Fearless, he is injured in a drive-by shooting. 8.) Best Man - Aired November 2, 2001
Chaos abounds as wedding bells ring for Robbie and Tina9.) Act Naturally - Aired March 22, 2002
Syd and Joanie take a trip to Los Angeles and Syd contemplates returing to L.A. permanently. Joanie gets cast in a horror movie. 10.) A New Beginning - Aired October 4, 2002
Syd begins working at an acute care clinic ER under a new boss. Owen (George Newbern) poses an important question for Syd.11.) Eye of the Storm - Aired December 13, 2002
Syd's good intentions put her in harm's way a week before her wedding. Robbie and Tina get a suprise visitor at the B&B.12.) The Eleventh Hour - Aired December 21, 2002
Series two-hour finale; Syd prepares to embark on a new life with Owen until a hostage situation at the ER threatens her marital bliss.This show won my heart the first time I ever saw it and I was a dedicated fan until it ended in 2002. I, like any other fan of the show, was sad to see it go but nothing lasts forever. I recommend buying this DVD. It has 12 of the better episodes of this series. Hopefully someday in the future, someone will put together the entire series on DVD.P.S. If you want to watch all the old episodes of Providence, watch Lifetime. It aires at 1:00pm and 8:00pm."
The Providence Collection~Somewhat Disappointing
CireneL | 06/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The episodes included in this set are good ones, but I would prefer a whole season. The most disappointing aspect of the set is that the original theme song isn't used as the intro to each episode! I felt cheated as the theme was such an integral part of the series."
Providence Rules!
J. Burdine | Ar | 06/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I just wanted to say that I love Providence. It was my favorite show. This DVD was great, but it was only a Best OF. I wish they release every season. This DVD was great, but it would be even better if they would release all of the seasons."