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The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  15 November 1992 (USA)
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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There's fame...there's fortune...and then there's family. Sometimes it's hard to choose.

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Wylie Draper, who played Michael Jackson as a 20-year-old, died of leukemia the following year at the age of 24. See more »

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When Katherine is holding her new baby and announces his name to be "Michael Joseph Jackson", the visual shows that she is actually saying something different. See more »

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Katherine Jackson: Joseph, stop it! You could wake the dead! No more beatings, you hear me? No more!
Joseph Jackson: Michael! Marlon!
Katherine Jackson: I'VE HAD ENOUGH, JOSEPH! All these years, I've had enough! You cannot do it anymore!
Joseph Jackson: This is between me and the boys.
Katherine Jackson: The boys are young men now. They have traveled all over the world. They have millions of fans. What are you going to do- ask them to go out, get a switch, and bring it back here so you can beat them with it? Go to bed, Joseph. Go to bed!
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Could have been better
15 June 2002 | by (Woodbridge,VA) – See all my reviews

The Jacksons:An Amercian Dream isn't a bad movie it just could have been better. The casting is good and the songs are catchy but the film could have went into more detail . Like it would have been great to hear Find Me A Girl,Daddy's Home and Rock Witcha. The guys didn't do any of the songs from their CBS days which si my biggest compliant.


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