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American Dreamer (1984)

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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 »

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Cast

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Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan
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Alan McMann
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Victor Marchand
Coral Browne ...
Margaret McMann
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Kevin Palmer
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Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes)
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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
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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>

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


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When Cathy opens the door and trips on her dry cleaning, she falls facing into the house. When she is shown from inside, she is facing the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Don Carlos: I drink to Rebecca Ryan! She's the first real woman I have met in all of France.
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The Marsellaise
Written by 'Claude Rouget De Lisle'
Sung by Cathy/Rebecca in front of the Hotel Crillon.
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Lite, witty, comical
13 September 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I happened upon this film in the theater as my "second choice" back in '84 when my first choice was sold out. I can't remember my first choice and although I had no idea what this film was about when I went in, I enjoyed it trememdously. Creative, with unusual twists ... but make sure to watch all the way until the 'END'.

Has been one of my favorites ever since ... as I said, it is lite, comical and witty with enough romance and suspense to keep everyone happy. Great for "dreamers," writers, and families (of older children)who just want a fun movie. Enjoy.


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