Pacific Drive

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Pacific Drive
Genre Soap opera
Starring Grant Bowler
Simone Buchanan
Mark Constable
Clodagh Crowe
Andre Eikmeier
Rebekah Elmaloglou
Olivia Hamnett (1996)
Rowena Wallace (1997)
Steve J. Harman
Virginia Hey
Darrin Klimek
Peter Kowitz
Adrian Lee
Joss McWilliam Lloyd Morris
Kate Raison
Danielle Spencer
Christine Stephen-Daly
Libby Tanner
Erik Thomson
Melissa Tkautz
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 229
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor Village Roadshow
New World International
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original run 29 January 1996 – December 1997

Pacific Drive is an Australian television series made by Village Roadshow in association with New World International for the Nine Network between 29 January 1996 to December 1997, repeats in 1999 until 2001.

The series was conceived as a flamboyant, melodramatic soap opera and dealt with the lives of wealthy Australians living on the Gold Coast. Although criticised for being an Australian copy of the American soap opera Melrose Place, its outrageous storylines - including corporate scheming, various affairs, serial killers and a lesbian love triangle - saw the series gain a cult reputation. The show was purchased by the then new TV station, Sky 2 and paired with Melrose Place. The show did not rate very well and when the TV station itself began to flounder, they moved all their high profile shows back to Sky 1, the show was put onto double showings Friday and Saturdays and ended its run just before the station closed.


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