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American Dreams 

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In the 1960s, a family experiences life and the struggles of the era, accompanied by the well-known pop songs of the period.
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2005   2004   2003   2002  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Gail O'Grady ...  Helen Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Tom Verica ...  Jack Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Brittany Snow ...  Meg Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Jonathan Adams ...  Henry Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Vanessa Lengies ...  Roxanne Bojarski 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Arlen Escarpeta ...  Sam Walker 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Sarah Ramos ...  Patty Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Ethan Dampf ...  Will Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Will Estes ...  JJ Pryor 61 episodes, 2002-2005
Rachel Boston ...  Beth Mason 57 episodes, 2002-2005
Paul D. Roberts ...  Dick Clark / ... 45 episodes, 2002-2005
Keith Robinson ...  Nathan Walker / ... 39 episodes, 2003-2005
Matthew John Armstrong ...  Pete Pryor 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Jamie Elman ...  Luke Foley 36 episodes, 2002-2005
Aysia Polk ...  Angela Walker 32 episodes, 2002-2005
Peter Spellos ...  Gus 26 episodes, 2002-2005
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father Written by Anonymous

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A time when the American Dream was alive. And one family was living that Dream. See more »


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Was one of a number of NBC dramas from the 2000's the started of with high ratings, great reviews, and much fanfare only to drop in the ratings and lose its appeal, getting cancelled after only a couple seasons. Fellow series Heroes, Las Vegas, and Boomtown also followed a similar pattern. See more »

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In one episode, a "Sabian" cymbal is seen mounted on the wall of the record store. This Canadian brand was not introduced until 1979. See more »

Quotes

Patty Pryor: Remember, chickens lay eggs; people lie down.
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Soundtracks

Beyond the Sea
(La Mer)
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Duncan Sheik
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Love this show!
13 February 2003 | by macsgrl20See all my reviews

Wow! A show that doesn't have teenage girls dressed like whores. Parents are still married and actually love each other. They dont spend the whole hour yelling at each other and their children. The children aren't delinquents and don't swear and smoke and drink and sleep around. A show where people aren't being killed left and right. Why would anyone in their right mind want to watch this show right?

I can't turn on my tv today without seeing some of this. So when I sit down to watch American Dreams, I don't have to see all that stuff. That's how life was in the late 50's early 60's. Quiet and simple. Thats what this show portrays and throws in the awesome music of the 60's at that.

It's a great show. I love it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandstand See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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