American Gothic (1995–1996)

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American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In this town not everyone is as they seem and everyone seems to follow ... See full summary »

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 Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fennell ...
 Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
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American Gothic is a horror/drama/thriller series set in the heart of South Carolina in a small town called Trinity. In this town not everyone is as they seem and everyone seems to follow Sheriff Lucas Buck. Lucas's son, Caleb Temple, was brought up by another family and was led to believe that a man called Gage was his father. The local doctor, Matt Crower, gets curious when suddenly the Sheriff wants everything to do with Caleb. Then Caleb's cousin, Gail Emory, comes to town to protect Caleb in every way she can, but that is extremely difficult when she falls in love with Lucas. Then Caleb's school teacher, Miss Selena Coombs, becomes jealous. But also on Caleb's side is his dead sister, Merlyn. She is an angel prepared to do ANYTHING to keep Lucas away... Written by Leigh N. Nuridin <leighnn@alphalink.com.au>

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American Gothic - Prinz der Finsternis  »

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Gary Cole plays Sheriff Lucas Buck, biological father of Caleb Temple. The actor who plays Caleb is named Lucas Black in real life. See more »

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Caleb Temple: The Buck starts here.
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Remarkably Good
23 November 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I stumbled on this series rather by accident. After half an episode, I was hooked. American Gothic was a dark, strange series with Gary Cole as the mysterious, probably evil Sheriff Buck who is trying to gain control of his illegitimate son Caleb, played by Lucas Black. I was impressed with Gary Cole's sinister sheriff and I was even more impressed with Lucas Black. Lucas Black's Caleb was able to stand up against Sheriff Buck, one of the most frightening characters ever created for a TV series. I have rarely seen a child actor with as much presence or talent as Lucas Black. If you were not lucky enough to see Lucas in American Gothic, see him in Slingblade.

It was a remarkable show with many ambiguities and mysteries that were never explained during it's short run.


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