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American Gothic 

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A quiet, seemingly-quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares to stand in his way. The only one he fears is a young boy he fathered through rape.

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Shaun Cassidy
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Sheriff Lucas Buck 22 episodes, 1995-1998
Lucas Black ...  Caleb Temple 22 episodes, 1995-1998
Paige Turco ...  Gail Emory 19 episodes, 1995-1998
Brenda Bakke ...  Selena Coombs 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Sarah Paulson ...  Merlyn Temple 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Nick Searcy ...  Deputy Ben Healy 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Jake Weber ...  Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes, 1995-1998
Christopher Fennell ...  Boone Mackenzie 9 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

Lucas Buck, local sheriff of Trinity, South Carolina, has supernatural powers and uses them to manipulate people into making evil choices. He himself has already committed murder and rape. Young Caleb Temple has seen his parents' suicides and his older sister's murder, but he doesn't know that Lucas is his biological father. Lucas plans to corrupt Caleb, but faces obstacles. Caleb's new legal guardian is his adult cousin, reporter Gail Emory, who is investigating her own parents' deaths. Lucas is helped by his sister Merlyn's ghost. Written by dimadick

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The writer of American Gothic is Shaun Cassidy. Cassidy played the part of Joe Hardy in the 1977-1979 series The Hardy Boys Mysteries. In American Gothic, Sheriff Lucas Buck quips "Well, if it ain't the Hardy Boys". See more »

Quotes

Caleb Temple: Are you spying on me?
Sheriff Lucas Buck: Heck, no! That ain't my style.
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This is one of the best shows I have ever seen ...
27 April 2004 | by gumbosSee all my reviews

I was 8 years old when this was made ... could have been shown later as I live in the UK but never the less I was about 8 or 9. I remember watching the first ever episode ... a family birthday party I think it was and then the chant, "Someone's at the door" ... As soon as (I think her name was) Merlyn said those lines I knew this was going to be one hell of a show. I thought this was the best TV show I had ever seen (I was only 8 at the time) and still do to this day. This was brilliant. the acting was superb and the story line was, at times, disturbing, beautiful, engrossing etc etc. American gothic is fantastic. I remembered about it a couple of days ago and thought I should come on here and pay my respects to it. I dont ever remember watching the last episodes... Maybe it was cancelled here too. I've been looking for it on DVD but can't find it. Has it been released on DVD yet? If it hasn't then it should be 'cause it would make a lot of money!


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