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On the Curb (1993)
Writer
Rick Beairsto


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Sarah Strange (Carol Lemieux) Babs Chula (Eileen Lemieux) Matt Hill (Billy)


Co-Stars
Barry Pepper (Mick), Duncan Fraser (Roger Lemieux), Celia Louise Martin (Sonia), Lawrence King (Vendor), Diana Stevan (Ms. Bergman), Biski Gugushe (T.J.), Freda Perry (Policewoman)


Synopsis
Carol is looking for an escape from the stifling constraints of home and school and finds escape hanging out on the streets with her friend Sonia and a pair of homeless dropouts, Mick and T.J.


Notes
The first season was presented as an anthology, and had no starring cast. Each episode had guest credits.
Barry Pepper's character name is Mick O'Reilly in this episode, but later it changes to Mick Farleigh.
This was originally the eleventh segment of Working It Out at Madison.


The Firefighter (1993)
Writer
Patricia Finn


Director
Bill Corcoran


Guest Stars
Michelle Beaudoin (Penny Foster) Wendy Van Riesen (Frances Foster) Ric Reid (Hank) Matt Hill (Billy) Erica Ehm (Herself)


Co-Stars
Todd Conner (Brad), Danielle Saklofsky (Allison), Kathleen Dick (Louisa), Ken Oreskovich (Cameraman)


Synopsis
Penny's father walked out on her and her mother when she was a child. Since then, high school senior Penny has had trouble with intimacy. As she pulls away from her boyfriend Brad, Penny's mother Frances is starting a relationship with Hank, a firefighter, that Penny seems determined to sabotage.


Notes
This was originally the eighth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Music
Songs used in this episode included Chattahoochee Field Day (Patrick O'Hearn), Shambles (Salvador Dream), Love is a Sin (Salvador Dream), and Your Eyes (Dane DeViller and Sean Hosein).


Meeting of Minds (1993)
Writer
Jeffrey Cohen


Director
Bill Corcoran


Stunts
Steve Amazzal, Jonathan Collard


Guest Stars
Robert Clothier (Robert Simmonds) Chad Willett (Tom Connor) Matt Hill (Billy)


Co-Stars
Derek Senft (Teddy Connor), Judith Maxie (Lindsay Carter), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Shane Kelly (Rick), Lisa Vultaggio (Jenna), Robyn Ross (Robin), Kamilyn Kaneko (Soo Lin Tanaka), Diana Stevan (Ms. Bergman), Marilyn Norry (Mrs. Stephens), Donna-Lea Ford (Jackie)


Synopsis
Frustrated by the unruliness and lack of learning in Robert Simmonds history class, a talented student, Tom Conner, blows up at the teacher, blasting him for letting the students get out of control. He soon realises that Simmonds is more than just a dinosaur, and that he could really offer the class an education.


Notes
This was originally the ninth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Quotes
Tom: I've been reading your book.
Simmonds: Oh, which one?
Tom: "World War I, Europe Entrenched".
Simmonds: (Shocked.) That's been out of print for years. Where did you find it?
Tom: School library.
Simmonds: No kidding. (Laughs.)


Tough Cries (1993)
Writer
Nancy Trites Botkin


Director
James E. Taylor


Stunts
Bill Ferguson, Rick Pearce, Mike Crestejo, Gerry Therrien, Marc Akerstream, John Wardlow, Scott J. Ateah


Guest Stars
Chris Martin (Jamie Novak) Roger R. Cross (Off. Norm Michaels) Molly Parker (Karen) Jerry Wasserman (Don Novak)


Co-Stars
Frank Czinege (Mac), Will Sasso (Derek), Rene Mankuma (John), Judith Maxie (Mrs. Carter), Patricia Dahlquist (Mrs. Novak), Jeffrey McLeod (Video Kid), Jim Broyden (Guy One), Zvia Rechler (Maureen), Kara Butler (Street Girl)


Synopsis
Norm Michaels is a police liaison assigned to work with the kids at Madison, but all he gets are crank calls, until he gets two mystery calls from a 'friend' asking him to look out for Jamie Novak. Lately Jamie has been fighting to back up his friend Mac. It turns out that the calls are being made by Jamie's friend Derek. Before Norm can save Jamie, a confrontation with his girlfriend Karen stops Jamie from going to a fight, as he breaks down.


Notes
This was originally the thirteenth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Last Pick (1993)
Writer
Jeffrey Cohen


Director
Allan King


Guest Stars
Shane Meier (Paul Devries) Ken Kirzinger (Dennis) Matt Hill (Billy)


Co-Stars
Philip Granger (Coach Kolaski), Jonathan Paetkau (Greg), Angela Costain (Linda), Tyler Labine (Bobby Devries), Lois Dellar (Sarah Devries), Michelle Beaudoin (Penny), Robin Douglas (Mrs. Aiello), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Danielle Saklofsky (Allison), Chad Willett (Tom Connor), Wren Robertz (Gym Manager), Peter Boychuk (Body Builder), Paulo Artiga (George)


Synopsis
Paul is sixteen and small for his age, prompting the other kids in his classes to make fun of him. After he is turned down for a party invite by Linda, a girl he really likes, he starts going to a local gym, where bodybuilder Dennis starts teaching him how to build muscle. He is tempted to take the 'supplements' that keep Dennis in shape, but after talking to his coach, realises that it won't mean as much if he doesn't get there honestly.


Notes
This was originally the twelfth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Breaking the Chain (1991)
Writer
Teri Woods-McArter and Frazer McArter


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Boyd McConnachie (Alex) Karen Steinbach (Lisa) Vanessa Okuma (Sheri) Bobby Stewart (Mel Jefferson)


Co-Stars
Roger Crossley (Alex's Dad), Dianne Baynton (Alex's Mom), Liduin Currell (Lisa's Mom), Paul Joyce (Lisa's Dad), Michael Iacobucci (Jerry), Jonathan Paetkau (Greg), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Lisa Strong (Maria Lopez), Jackson Cole (David), Cusse Mankuma (Steve), Jason Dedrick (Roy)


Uncredited
Matt Hill (Billy)


Synopsis
Alex Blake has been troubled lately. His mother has recently left his abusive father, taking his sister Michelle with her. And his girlfriend, Lisa Van Horne, is looking forward to heading off to college, without him. When Alex's anger starts to scare Lisa, Sheri tries to encourage her friend to break things off with him.


Notes
This was originally the seventh segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Not Just Anybody (1991)
Writer


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Danielle Saklofsky (Allison) Josh Holmes (Sam) Nicholas Lea (Jack) Lisa Vultaggio (Jenna)


Co-Stars
Andrew Nagy (Paul), Michelle Thrush (Charlene), Kathleen Dick (Louisa), Matt Hill (Billy The Bookie), Jonathan Paetkau (Greg), Chad Willett (Tom), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Leslie Hopps (Laura), Robyn Ross (Jane), Shane Kelly (Rick), Sarah Strange (Carol), Bobby Stewart (Mel Jefferson), Jackson Cole (David), Winnie Hung (Marsha), Trina St. Claire (Nadine)


Synopsis
Allison is in grade eleven, and thrilled that she has gotten a date with Sam, a graduating student who is popular and extremely well-liked. But after a misunderstanding at a party, Allison is questioning her own actions, and Sam receives some hard lessons from his older brother Jack.


Notes
This was originally the sixth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


The Girl Most Likely (1993)
Writer
Frazer McArter and Teri Woods-McArter


Director
Allan King


Stunt Coordinator
Mike Crestejo


Guest Stars
Enuka Okuma (Sheri Davis) Peter Stebbings (Kevin Sharpe) Alan C. Peterson (Biology Teacher) Blu Mankuma (Mr. Davis)


Co-Stars
Stephen E. Miller (Robert Wright), Karen Steinbach (Lisa Van Horne), Jeffrey Cohen (Dave Jacobson), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Barry Levy (Mr. Gordon / Gatekeeper), Anthony Towe (Jerry)


Synopsis
A driven and determined high school senior, Sheri Davis soon discovers that she can't balance an overloaded schedule and prepare for college at the same time.


Notes
This was originally the tenth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Class Act (1991)
Writer
Teri Woods-McArter and Mickey Rogers


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Jonathan Paetkau (Greg Peterson) Shannon Powell (Josie) Stephen Thorne (Mr. Mathews) Judith Maxie (Mrs. Carter)


Co-Stars
Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Chad Willett (Tom), Philip Granger (Coach Kolaski), Geoff Naylor (Mr. Jamieson), Diana Stevan (Ms. Bergman), Jason Dedrick (Roy), Chris Shoemaker (Mr. Peterson), Angela Costain (Linda Peterson), Colleen Gem (Mrs. Wong), Ron Huntington (Foreman), Matt Hill (Billy The Bookie), Enuka Okuma (Sheri), Zahur Karim (Halim), Sarah Strange (Carol), Leslie Hopps (Laura), Michelle Thrush (Charlene), Winnie Hung (Marsha), Donna-Lea Ford (Jackie), Monica Marko (Gladys), Archer Pechawis (Archer), Shane Kelly (Rick), Brenda McDonald (Joyce Cunningham), Boyd McConnachie (Alex), Karen Steinbach (Lisa), Danielle Saklofsky (Allison), Josh Holmes (Sam), Trina St. Claire (Nadine)


Synopsis
Greg Peterson isn't exactly a model student. Though he spends his off-school hours coaching elementary school kids, he barely makes it onto Coach Kolaski's short list for a summer job as a basketball camp counsellor.


Notes
This was originally the second segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Boy Wonder (1991)
Writer
Teri Woods-McArter and Mickey Rogers


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Chad Willett (Tom Connor) Jonathan Paetkau (Greg Peterson) Linda Van Houton (Mrs. Connor) Donna-Lea Ford (Jackie)


Co-Stars
Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Derek Senft (Teddy), Lisa Strong (Maria Lopez), Judith Maxie (Mrs. Carter), Stephen Thorne (Mr. Mathews), Philip Granger (Coach Kolaski), Geoff Naylor (Mr. Jamieson), Matt Hill (Billy the Bookie), Michele Smith (Sarah), Jackson Cole (David), Sarah Strange (Carol), Winnie Hung (Marsha)


Synopsis
Tom Conner is an over-achiever, a straight-A student and basketball star who bears the additional burden of raising his younger brother Teddy while his single-parent mother Sandra works long hours as a freelance reporter and drinks excessively.


Notes
This was originally the third segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Best Friends (1991)
Writer
Patricia Finn


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Leslie Hopps (Laura) Sarah Strange (Carol) Matt Hill (Billy the bookie) Zahur Karim (Halim)


Co-Stars
Diana Stevan (Ms. Bergman), Lisa Strong (Maria Lopez), Judith Maxie (Mrs. Carter), Jessica Cowley (Jessica), Kathleen Dick (Louisa), Danielle Saklofsky (Allison), Michelle Thrush (Charlene), Michael Tayle (Butch), Jonathan Paetkau (Greg), Chad Willett (Tom), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Enuka Okuma (Sheri), Jason Dedrick (Roy), Winnie Hung (Marsha), Donna-Lea Ford (Jackie), Trina St. Claire (Nadine), Miguelito Macario (Christopher), David Livingstone (Jim), Zane Ibrahim (A.J.), Cathy Miller (Beth), Gordon Tipple (Alan)


Synopsis
Laura and Carol have been best friends since childhood, but Carol is beginning to gravitate towards a different tribe, one geared more towards booze, drugs and parties than allegiance to longtime pals.


Notes
This was originally the fourth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


The Circle (1991)
Writer
Loretta Todd and John Friesen


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Archer Pechawis (Michael) Gordon Tootoosis (Frank) Michelle Thrush (Charlene) Vera Martin (Vera)


Co-Stars
Shane Kelly (Rick), Trina St. Claire (Nadine), Stephen Thorne (Mr. Mathews), Bobby Stewart (Mel Jefferson), Matt Hill (Billy the Bookie), Frank Supernault (Circle Leader), Jonathan Paetkau (Greg), Chad Willett (Tom), Ryan Saklofsky (Mike), Danielle Saklofsky (Allison), Winnie Hung (Marsha), Kathleen Dick (Louisa), Leslie Hopps (Laura), Zahur Karim (Halim), Jason Dedrick (Roy), Monica Marko (Gladys), Sherie Maracle (The Healing Circle), Marie Humber (The Healing Circle), Luke Parnell (The Healing Circle), N. Rose Point (The Healing Circle), Wayne Lavallee (The Healing Circle), Donna Morrin (The Healing Circle)


Synopsis
Michael is a native teenager who has had a hard time dealing with things since his mother died and his father turned to alcohol, leaving Michael and his sister in the care of their grandmother (Cookum). Now he wants a part of their lives, but Michael is too angry to listen, and despite Charlene's pleas, is headed down his own road to alcohol abuse.


Notes
This was originally the fifth segment of Working It Out at Madison.


Working It Out (1991)
Writer
Mickey Rogers and Gary Harvey


Director
James E. Taylor


Guest Stars
Boyd McConnachie (Alex) Sam Khouth (Robert) Leslie Hopps (Laura) Jonathan Paetkau (Greg Peterson)


Co-Stars
Kevin Kerr (Dwayne), Corey Jong (Teen mediator), Neil Rayner (Teen mediator), Becky Tarbotton (Girl On The Bus), Forbes Angus (Vice Principal), Kim U-Ming (Girl In Car Lot), Simone Gerlinger (Girl In Car Lot), Michael Roberds (Mr. Jackson), Chad Hershler (John), John Martin (Bus Driver), Chaz Barker (Boy On Bus)


Synopsis
While on a bus ride from a field trip, Alex lights into Robert, a Chilean immigrant, with a barrage of taunts and racist remarks, which lands the two boys in peer counseling.


Notes
This was originally the first segment of Working It Out at Madison.
Because the episodes are shown out of order, Alex is still living with his father in this episode, yet he moves out in the later-filmed but previously-aired Breaking the Chain.



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