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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Complete series cast summary:
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 Joseph Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Katherine Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Diana Ross (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Martha Scruse (2 episodes, 1992)
Alex Burrall ...
 Michael Jackson (aged 6-8) (2 episodes, 1992)
Jermaine Jackson II ...
 Jermaine Jackson (aged 13-17) (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Jackie Jackson - age 12-16 (2 episodes, 1992)
Kelli Martin ...
 La Toya Jackson - Age 8-10 (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Marlon Jackson - age 7-9 (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Rebbie Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Michael Jackson (aged 9-14) (2 episodes, 1992)
Ángel Vargas ...
 Tito Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Jackie Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
(2 episodes, 1992)
Elizabeth Narvaez ...
 Dee Dee (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Berry Gordy (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Suzanne de Passe (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Hazel Gordy (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Verla (2 episodes, 1992)
Finis Henderson III ...
 Apollo Theatre MC (2 episodes, 1992)
Grady Harrell ...
 Jackie Wilson (2 episodes, 1992)
Jimmy Castor ...
 Royal (2 episodes, 1992)
Eugene Lee ...
 Bill Bray (2 episodes, 1992)
Bobby Mardis ...
 Chicago Theatre MC (2 episodes, 1992)
Narcissa Marte ...
 High School Girl (2 episodes, 1992)
Charles E. Timbers Jr. ...
 Dr. Hayes (2 episodes, 1992)
Shakiem Evans ...
 Tito Jackson - Age 10-14 (2 episodes, 1992)
Ebonie Smith ...
 La Toya Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Maya Nicole Johnson ...
 Janet (2 episodes, 1992)
Jacen Wilkerson ...
 Marlon Jackson - Age 10-12 (2 episodes, 1992)
Nicholas Phillips ...
 Randy Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Wylie Draper ...
 Michael Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Colin Steele ...
 Jermaine Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Marcus Maurice ...
 Marlon Jackson (2 episodes, 1992)
Robert Redcross
(2 episodes, 1992)
Randy Kirby ...
 Reporter (2 episodes, 1992)
Terry Coleman ...
 Tito's Friend (2 episodes, 1992)
Erin Leshawn Wiley ...
 Groupie 1 (2 episodes, 1992)
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 Groupie 2 (2 episodes, 1992)
Melanie Taylor ...
 Airport Fan 1 (2 episodes, 1992)
Emily Williams ...
 Airport Fan 2 (2 episodes, 1992)
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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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After the fight with Jackie and one of the kids from the neighborhood Jackie says to his daddy "I did it" but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Michael Jackson: We're embarking on this tour for many reasons, but mainly because of our mother. Our father, too, for the dream that they had... an American dream... that started a long, long time ago, when our ancestors came here... slaves... oppressed people... beaten down, beaten up... You know, we've come a long, long way from 2300 Jackson Street, when my brothers and I used to long for a color T.V. We weren't beaten down by poverty, and we're not going to be beaten down by fame, either. 'Cause this is ...
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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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