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Release Date:
11 January 1973 (USA) See more »
Plot:
This was the original "Real World". The show was a weekly documentary which followed the real life travails of the Loud family... See more »
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Correction to a previous review (09/14/99) See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Patricia Loud ... Herself (12 episodes, 1973)
Bill Loud ... Himself (12 episodes, 1973)
Lance Loud ... Himself (12 episodes, 1973)
Kevin Loud ... Himself (12 episodes, 1973)
Grant Loud ... Himself (12 episodes, 1973)
Delilah Loud ... Herself (12 episodes, 1973)
Michelle Loud ... Herself (12 episodes, 1973)
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Series Produced by
Jacqueline Donnet .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Craig Gilbert .... producer (unknown episodes)
Susan Lester .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Pat Cook (unknown episodes)
Eleanor Hamerow (unknown episodes)
David Hanser (unknown episodes)
Ken Werner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Hal Hutkoff .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1973)
Michael Podell .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Kathleen Walsh .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Thomas Halpin .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Pilafian .... additional sound (unknown episodes)
Dick Vorisek .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Churchill .... additional photographer (unknown episodes)
Thomas C. Goodwin .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Levine .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Peter Smokler .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Joanna Alexander .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Robert Alvarez .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Hal Hutkoff .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Janet Lauretano .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Elinor Bunin .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Alice Carey .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Kristin Glouer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
David Henry .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Featured in Cinema Verite (2011) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Correction to a previous review (09/14/99), 28 September 1999
Author: clara-17 from Long Beach, California

The Loud family did not reside in Santa Monica, but Santa Barbara, California. Several mass media books incorrectly site Santa Monica as the central filming location for this ground-breaking documentary. Otherwise, Zog-3's comments are correct. "An American Family" is an exemplary American cinema verite film. For serious fans of the documentary genre, this thirteen part television series is a must see!

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