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Family Ties Episode: "Margin of Error"

Season 1, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: Alex's knack for picking a winner prompts him to use his parents' blue-chip stock as collateral on some risky investments. Michael J. Fox. Matthews: Philip Charles MacKenzie.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 1983
Guest Cast Philip Charles MacKenzie: Matthews
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Season 1, Episode 16
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Length: 24:10
Aired: 2/9/1983
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Premiered: September 22, 1982, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores William F. Buckley Jr. and devours the Wall Street Journal. Fox later married costar Tracy Pollan, who appeared as his college girlfriend.

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