7.3/10
229
17 user 1 critic

The Education of Max Bickford 

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002   2001  
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Fearing Mind (TV Series 2000)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bill Fearing, a famous writer of suspense thrillers, gets his ideas from things that happen in his family. When he gets an idea, the viewers enter his mind and see the gruesome events unfold.

Stars: Harry Van Gorkum, Susan Gibney, Katee Sackhoff
Ed (2000–2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A separated, fired NYC lawyer returns to his hometown in Ohio, meets old high school friends and cute crush, buys a bowling alley and opens a law office in it.

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall
Fifteen and Pregnant (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Starring Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, and Julia Whelan. When 15-year-old Tina becomes pregnant, her parents must grapple not only with their own current marital crisis, but also their opposing views on adoption.

Director: Sam Pillsbury
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Park Overall, Julia Whelan
Undressed (1999–2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Anthology series examines the diverse sexual relationships involving the different genders, races, sexual orientations, and fetishes of high schoolers, college students, and post-college roommates.

Stars: Serah D'Laine, Scott Hamm, Gina May
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Director: Christine Lahti
Stars: Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, Rutanya Alda
I'll Fly Away (1991–1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London
Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane (1999–2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane is a series that saw two lives. First: The first series follows four students (see title of show) at a private high school, Fielding Mellish Prep, in Manhattan. ... See full summary »

Stars: Selma Blair, Michael Rosenbaum, Azura Skye
Sci-Fi

. "In 2021, the last transport off a doomed Earth has two seats on it - four people show up."

Director: Chris Angel
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Jon Huertas
Bionic Woman (2007)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

Stars: Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price
Lost & Found (TV Movie 2009)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Michael Engler
Stars: Kent Avenido, Josh Cooke, Brian Cox
Power Rangers (2015)
Short | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A dark and gritty re-imagining of the classic franchise.

Director: Joseph Kahn
Stars: Katee Sackhoff, James Van Der Beek, Russ Bain
Rain II
Sci-Fi

A story centered on a soldier named Rain and concerned with how the long-term effects of global warming, the burning of fossil fuels and the scientific manipulation of nature's balance rot the world and contribute to its decline.

Stars: Katee Sackhoff
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Dreyfuss ...  Max Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcia Gay Harden ...  Andrea Haskell 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Eric Ian Goldberg Eric Ian Goldberg ...  Lester 'Pres' Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Katee Sackhoff ...  Nell Bickford 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Regina Taylor ...  Judith Bryant 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Helen Shaver ...  Erica Bettis 22 episodes, 2001-2002
Sasi Grandoit Sasi Grandoit ...  Student 20 episodes, 2001-2002
Meredith Roberts Quill ...  Brenda Vanderpool 15 episodes, 2001-2002
Molly Regan Molly Regan ...  Lorraine Tator 13 episodes, 2001-2002
Maureen Wakeley Maureen Wakeley ...  College Student 12 episodes, 2001-2002
Stephen Spinella ...  Rex Pinsker 10 episodes, 2001-2002
David McCallum ...  Walter Thornhill 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Edit

Storyline

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Max Bickford See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Richard Dreyfuss's first dramatic series role, See more »

Connections

Referenced in Off Centre: Love Is a Pain in the A** (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Show!
30 September 2001 | by macpherrSee all my reviews

I watched ` The Education of Max Bickford' and found that the premise of the series is quite promising. I like Richard Dreyfuss (American Graffiti, The Good Bye Girl, Mr. Holland's Opus) and know his work pretty well. Max Bickford reminded me of Mr. Holland in Mr. Holland's Opus, a person who is ready to succeed in life, but the problems and circumstances life itself brings stalls his success. He gets just as annoyed as Elliot Garfield, Dreyfuss character in' The Good Bye Girl' does. He does it really well. Actually he can go through a broad spectrum of emotions and succeed. Dreyfus is an outstanding actor. Max Bickford is a professor who seems to be very good. He is a single parent and sole provider for the family. His teenager is a typical rebel teen, and his little son is very wise. The first episode did not show why he is still single, but did mention that his wife had died. He worked a lot in his profession and just found out that one of his ex-students, Marcia Gay Harden (The Spitfire Grill) received a chair instead of him. That made him really mad. I guess I would have made me mad too. It made him made enough to accept the position of department head that he earlier had refused as political garbage. Then there is a she who used to be a he. `Erica Bettis` Helen Shaver' (The Color of Money). The audience is presented with a series of issues, that could raise good discussion between the characters and to create an atmosphere of a great show! My husband and I both enjoyed the first episode. I liked going to college so much that a new show about a teacher brings back that mystery of finding out what a professor is all about! I recommend this series, and please do yourself a favor and watch something fun and intelligent.

Good Show!


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed