Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans.

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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)
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 Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans.

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The writer of American Gothic is Shaun Cassidy. Cassidy played the part of Joe Cassidy in the 1977-1979 series The Hardy Boys Mysteries. In American Gothic, Sheriff Lucas Buck quips "Well, if it ain't the Hardy Boys". 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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