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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Jermaine Jackson's real life son plays him from ages 13-17. See more »

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During the high school talent show scene, the far away shots clearly show another child doubling for the character of Michael for the more elaborate dance moves. See more »

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Michael Jackson: Berry once told me a song has to tell a story. I've got a million stories in my head. I can't sleep just thinking about them, and I want to sing them. I'm filled up with music. I just want it to come out.
Katherine Jackson: And it will, because there's no stopping it.
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A Great TV Movie!!!!
20 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

Personally, I liked this movie. Even though I have been an avid Jackson fan since the beginning, I was able to evaluate this movie with a proper perspective and I'm giving it a 10!!!!!! Both Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Angela Bassett were outstanding as Joseph and Katherine Jackson. The remaining cast were excellent and the musical numbers were magnificent!! The writing, art direction, costume design and all the other elements that makes a great movie were impeccable.

Within the last year, I've seen several movies about teen idols from the seventies and some of them were lousy and not historically accurate(especially with the music). Not this one!!! The Jacksons' movie was historically accurate in it's depiction of the world's greatest musical family.


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