MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 109 this week

American Dreamer (1984)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,012 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 2 critic

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
 
a list of 440 titles
created 12 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 19 Jun 2012
 
a list of 8438 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 376 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: American Dreamer (1984)

American Dreamer (1984) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Dreamer.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Confessions I (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A story revealing a woman's struggle to find balance as she fights a secret addiction while struggling to save her family and find herself.

Director: Lawrence Page
Stars: Tamala Jones, Lynn Whitfield, Bokeem Woodbine
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This video is mostly taken up by talking about vengeance rather than getting on with the job. A mean trashy exploitation picture about three convicts who escape from jail and hole up at the... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Endelson
Stars: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, Lela Small
Action | Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A tycoon's children and creditors compete for his money in an athletic contest.

Director: Willy Bogner
Stars: Roger Moore, Shari Belafonte, Simon Shepherd
Heartland (1979)
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Richard Pearce
Stars: Rip Torn, Conchata Ferrell, Barry Primus
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Reporter Steve Haines (Boyd), on the trail of a business tycoon, follows his subject onto an ocean liner and gets wound up in a cruise full of intrigue, romance and murder.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: William Boyd, Sheila Terry, Eleanor Hunt
Ace High (1968)
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After Cacopoulos (Eli Wallach) manages to save himself from being hung on a false charge, he robs Cat Stevens (Terrence Hill) and Hutch Bessy (Bud Spencer) of a lot of money and steals ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi
Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Eli Wallach
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dimwitted but sweet high school girl of easy virtue and the most popular boy in the school share an improbable romance. But when his buddies forget she's no longer the crew slut she once ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Petrie, Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Joan Goodfellow, Pamela Sue Martin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A married writer has an affair with his secretary.

Director: Albert Finney
Stars: Albert Finney, Colin Blakely, Billie Whitelaw
Inside the Third Reich (TV Movie 1982)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dramatization of the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the Nazi hierarchy. Based upon Speer's own monograph of the same ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky
Stars: Rutger Hauer, John Gielgud, Maria Schell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Madeleine Hinde, Renée Asherson, Dennis Waterman
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Mike Cockayne
Word of Honor (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon Lawrence
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan
...
Alan McMann
...
Victor Marchand
Coral Browne ...
Margaret McMann
...
Kevin Palmer
...
Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes)
...
Karl Palmer
Jean Rougerie ...
Don Carlos
Pierre Santini ...
Inspector Klaus
Léon Zitrone ...
Ivan Stranauvlitch
Alain Flick ...
Train Passenger #1
Yassan Khan ...
Train Passenger #2
Christian de Tillière ...
Train Passenger #3
André Valardy ...
Dimitri
Robin Coleman ...
Golf Buddy #1
Edit

Storyline

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back. Written by Suzanne Houghton <tpk@infonaut.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She was an ordinary housewife until her trip to Paris turned into an extraordinary adventure.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy álmodozó  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Rebecca Ryan's signature is shown on receipts for the various outfits purchased, the spelling changes back and forth from Rebecca Ryan to Rebeca Ryan. See more »

Quotes

Alan McMann: Don't you understand, I am trying to help you.
Cathy Palmer: I know you're eager to help Dimitri; but this is no time to play the hero.
[she runs off]
Alan McMann: I am not playing the hero.
[running after her]
Alan McMann: You are playing the goddamn...
[his voice trails off]
See more »

Soundtracks

Music orchestrated and conducted by Richard Gregoire
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of my Favorite Movies
12 October 2004 | by (Union, New Jersey USA) – See all my reviews

I should start by saying that I am pretty easily entertained. I am also a sucker for a romantic comedy. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I thought that JoBeth Williams was absolutely adorable. She was so fun to watch. The directing was very clever. When Rebecca is trying to communicate to Victor that he is in danger and resorts to semaphore with her wrap, I just about lose it every time. If your looking for a light-hearted, romantic comedy, they don't come cuter than this. I would love to see this movie come out on DVD. It would be a welcome addition to my collection. Until then, I'll just have to settle for watching it on the the old Video Cassette Recorder.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ferris Bueller link? moviegirl1972
The only thing that really bothers me... dinkledeimer
Chateaux locations? GeoffTilson
Happy Film! megabeth2001
russian drinking son that Rebecca Ryan sang?? HELP cathijh
Interesting video tribute! hatlooksp
Discuss American Dreamer (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?