Steven Phillip Smith|
Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Theme music composer||Dick Winzeller|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||65|
|Running time||24 min|
|Distributor||Sachs Film Distribution|
|Original run||29, 1992– 25, 1992|
The series chronicles the lives of a group of wealthy teenagers living in the seaside town of Swans Crossing. Sydney Rutledge (Sarah Michelle Gellar) was the daughter of the town's mayor, Margaret "Muffy" Rutledge. They lived right next door to the mayor's political rival, Grant Booth, and his family. Sydney had a close but secret friendship with Grant's son, Garrett (Shane McDermott), but the parents found out and built a literal wall between them and their houses. The couple broke up but still stayed in the same social groups, generating a bitter struggle between them as the season progressed.
Other major characters in Swans Crossing were J.T. Adams (Tom Carroll) and Neil Atwater (Eddie Robinson), best friends and scientific geniuses; Bobby "Saja" De Castro (Alex Tanaka); Saja's sister Sophia Eva McCormick Decastro (Mira Sorvino), Sandy Swan (Kristen Mahon) and Owen Fowler (Evan Ferrante), the talented musicians; Jimmy Clayton (Devin Doherty) and Callie Walker (Stacey Moseley), the auto mechanics; Glory Booth (Carisa Dahlbo), Garrett's younger sister and J.T.'s love interest; Nancy Robbins (Kristy Barbera), Sydney's best friend; and Mila Rosnovsky (Brittany Daniel), Garrett's new girlfriend and the daughter of a countess who is an old friend of the Mayor's.
Spies, first loves, phony birth certificates, and the preservation of endangered species, fueled the plots. One major storyline that never got resolved was Garrett blackmailing Sydney with the fact that he could prove she was swapped at birth with Sandy Swan (the birth certificate was phony). After making peace with Callie and Jimmy, they offered to help Sydney find the evidence to help her disprove it. The 65 episode run ended unsuspectingly with a (to be continued) sign, which it never was; leaving a lot of questions unanswered and a lot of viewers confused and disappointed.
In July 2015, executive producer Ned Kandel announced on the show's Facebook fan listing, that the series would be available for streaming soon. On December 4, 2015, both ShoutFactoryTV and Hulu made available for streaming all 65 episodes of the series. As of September 2016, Hulu has removed the series from its streaming library though it is still available on ShoutFactoryTV.
A Swans Crossing series of action figures and a Rock Concert Playset were produced.
|1993||Young Artist Awards||Nominated||Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series||Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series||Brittany Daniel|
|Best Young Actress in a New Television Series||Sarah Michelle Gellar|
|Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Series||Eddie Robinson|
|Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Series||Shane McDermott|
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