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"American Gothic" (1995) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1995-1996

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American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Gail is determined to learn more about her past and reluctantly enlists the help of Lucas.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Lucas Buck decides that he must fight a ghost (Merlyn) with a ghost.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 18 -- Ben is on a date with a woman who he assumes is Cindy.  His date turns out to be an incarnation of Merlyn who has now decided to haunt Ben.
American Gothic: Season 1: Episode 12 -- Gail is determined to learn more about her past and reluctantly enlists the help of Lucas.


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Release Date:
22 September 1995 (USA) See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Remarkably Good See more (95 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 34)

Gary Cole ... Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Lucas Black ... Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Paige Turco ... Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1996)

Brenda Bakke ... Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Sarah Paulson ... Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Nick Searcy ... Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1996)

Jake Weber ... Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christopher Fennell ... Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1996)

Series Directed by
Michael Nankin (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
James Frawley (2 episodes, 1996)
Michael Lange (2 episodes, 1996)
Mel Damski (1 episode, 1996)
Doug Lefler (1 episode, 1996)

Mike Binder (unknown episodes)
Bruce Seth Green (unknown episodes)
Elodie Keene (unknown episodes)
Nick Marck (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Stephen Gaghan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael R. Perry (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Shaun Cassidy (2 episodes, 1995)

Victor Bumbalo (unknown episodes)
David Chisholm (unknown episodes)
John Cork (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Billy Crawford .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
David Eick .... producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Sam Raimi .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Steve De Jarnatt .... producer (9 episodes, 1996)
Shaun Cassidy .... supervising producer / producer (3 episodes, 1995)
Edward Ledding .... producer (3 episodes, 1995)
Dean Barnes .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Judi Ann Mason .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1995)
Robert Palm .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 1995)

Robin Green .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca (3 episodes, 1995)
Series Cinematography by
Stephen McNutt (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Film Editing by
Thomas R. Moore (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chris Innis (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian L. Chambers (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld (1 episode, 1995)
Michael A. Katcher (1 episode, 1995)
Meg Liberman (1 episode, 1995)

Megan Branman (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Joe Aubel (1 episode, 1995)
C. Robert Holloway (1 episode, 1995)
Series Art Direction by
Geoffrey S. Grimsman (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Set Decoration by
Matthew Sullivan (1 episode, 1995)
Series Costume Design by
Peggy Farrell (1 episode, 1995)
Series Makeup Department
Jeff Goodwin .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1995)
Michelle Johnson .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1995)

Coni Andress .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Susan Buffington .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Joseph P. Hurt .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Rick Pour .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Ric Rondell .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1995)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefania Girolami Goodwin .... second assistant director (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barbara D'Alessandro .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Art Department
James F. Oñate .... scenic foreman (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Sarley .... storyboard artist (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barry Spencer .... construction coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tim Pope .... lead set decoration buyer (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Kate Miller .... art department coordinator (15 episodes, 1995-1996)
John France .... set dresser (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dwain Wilson .... leadman (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carolyn Foland .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
Alicia Lowe .... art department coordinator (5 episodes, 1995-1996)

Frank M. Fleming .... lead man (unknown episodes)
George W. Harding III .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey A. Hughes .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
General Fermon Judd Jr. .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Brian Kontz .... scenic painter (unknown episodes)
Andrew Menzies .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Christopher Harvengt .... supervising sound editor / sound effects editor (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Richard Van Dyke .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Skip Adams .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Sam Black .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
David E. Fluhr .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dan Giannattasio .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Larry Goeb .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Michael C. Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Robert Maxfield .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Kelly Vandever .... digital transfer engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
William Purcell .... special effects coordinator (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jeffrey L. Loy .... special effects foreman (12 episodes, 1996)

Joey Jarman .... special effects designer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Michelle Comens .... visual effects coordinator (17 episodes, 1995-1996)

Eric Alba .... visual effects supervisor: Northwest Imaging & FX (unknown episodes)
Steward Burris .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Bob Lloyd .... digital effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Brian Longbotham .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Tom Raycove .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Thomas Schelesny .... computer graphic artist (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Shirley Smrz .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Adam Alphin .... second assistant camera (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
George Hesse .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Michael Dean Kiesling .... 2nd unit dolly / grip / ... (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Marc Wostak .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Eric Bartsch .... key grip: second unit (21 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Graves .... best boy electric (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
Todd Luckey .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Chip Hackler .... camera operator: 2nd unit (2 episodes, 1996)

Joe D'Alessandro .... director of photography: additional photography (unknown episodes)
Donna Fewell .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
John R. Sutton .... grip (unknown episodes)
Marilou Vetter .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Walsh .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... location casting (1 episode, 1995)
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... location casting (1 episode, 1995)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Flowers .... set costumer (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Levy .... colorist (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Bob Murawski .... editor: title sequence (unknown episodes)
Ed Rowin .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (1 episode, 1995)
Philip Tallman .... music editor (1 episode, 1995)

Jared DePasquale .... additional orchestrator / composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Edwin Bowden Jr. .... driver (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Scott Siler .... driver: cast (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robert Gillis .... driver (21 episodes, 1995-1996)

Michael Coady .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Eleanor Hemingway .... production coordinator (22 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carolyn Foland .... stand-in / production assistant (11 episodes, 1995-1996)

Craig Edwards .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Erik Gardner .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Byron MacDonald .... accountant (unknown episodes)
Krystal Pertsch .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Pollison .... office assistant (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Ryan .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Jackie Short .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (22 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes) | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

According to "The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction" by Roger Fulton & John Betancourt, there were 2 episodes that were originally not aired. They are "Echo of Your Last Goodbye" and "Strangler". "Potato Boy" and "Ring of Fire" were aired out of sequence.See more »
Sheriff Lucas Buck:The past isn't dead. Hell, it's not even the past.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gone Home (2013) (VG)See more »


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36 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Remarkably Good, 23 November 2003
Author: carflo from Texas

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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