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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Cast

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)
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 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)
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 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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Trivia

The mini-series aired frequently in the wake of Michael Jackson's death in 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Joe invites Katherine into his room for the first time, he plays guitar for her. He is first shown from the back playing it left-handed, but the shot then immediately changes to show him playing from the front and you can see he's playing it right-handed. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Plump Fiction (1997) See more »

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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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