Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)
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Joey Potter and Capeside Redemption 

As Dawson abandons his lifelong dream of becoming a filmmaker and works to pay off his huge credit card debt, Joey decides that Dawson must realize his dream, and rallies everyone she knows... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Van Der Beek ... Dawson Leery
Katie Holmes ... Joey Potter
Michelle Williams ... Jen Lindley
Joshua Jackson ... Pacey Witter
Kerr Smith ... Jack McPhee
Busy Philipps ... Audrey Liddell
Mary Beth Peil ... Evelyn 'Grams' Ryan
Mary-Margaret Humes ... Gail Leery
Dylan Neal ... Doug Witter
Hal Ozsan ... Todd Carr
Mika Boorem ... Harley Hetson
Lukas Behnken ... George
Nicole Steinwedell ... Kristy Livingstone
Taylor Handley ... Patrick
Matthew Stanton Matthew Stanton ... A / V Film Geek


As Dawson abandons his lifelong dream of becoming a filmmaker and works to pay off his huge credit card debt, Joey decides that Dawson must realize his dream, and rallies everyone she knows to help him begin production on his movie, which is the autobiography of his life. Joey forcibly recruits Harley and Patrick to play the roles of Joey and Pacey, and George volunteers to play Dawson, while Audrey volunteers for the role of Miss Jacobs. Gail even calls Todd Carr to assist with the production and Doug Witter for security, whom is now the acting sheriff since Mr. Witter is too sick to work anymore. Meanwhile, Pacey is newly inspired to raise the funds that are needed by going to various local businesses to raise money and at one meets a crush from his past, Christy Livingston. As filming wraps, Jen, Jack and Grams say goodbye to everyone as they leave for New York City where Jen and Jack transfer to NYU. Joey acts an a mentor to get Dawson and Pacey to make up while she finally ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance








Release Date:

7 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title refers to the title of the short story "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King which was made into the movie The Shawshank Redemption (1994). See more »


After the first day of shooting Dawson's movie and he and Joey are lying on his bed discussing it, when the camera is on Joey, she's looking at Dawson with a thoughtful look on her face. But when the camera pans to Dawson, she's looking up at the ceiling, then pan back and she's intently looking at Dawson again. See more »


Joey: [voiceover] And now that this scared little girl no longer follows me wherever I go, I miss her. I do. 'Cause there are things I wanna tell her... to relax, to lighten up, that it is all going to be ok. I want her to know that meeting people who like you, who understand you, who actually accept you for who you are, will become an increasingly rare occurrence. Jen, Jack, Audrey, Andie, Pacey, and Dawson. These people who contributed to who I am, they are with me wherever I go, and as history gets...
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