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The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  27 February 2000 (USA)
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This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television movie special. Written by Anonymous

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During scenes in which Brian Wilson is demoing "I Get Around" and "In My Room," the real Brian Wilson contributes the vocal, recorded specifically for this movie. However, an uncredited Jeffrey Foskett, a member of Brian Wilson's touring band, provides the high notes during the "In My Room" demo. See more »

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The word "estimated" is misspelled as "etismated" during the "where are they now" captions at the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Murry Wilson: Hey, Dave you know the rules. Everybody carries their own amp.
Dave Marks: It's too heavy.
Murry Wilson: Since when? You don't smile when you're playing. Now you expect somebody to strike your equipment. What, you think you're some kind of big shot?
Dave Marks: You'd be happy if I quit wouldn't you? Alright then I quit. You happy now?
Murry Wilson: You heard him! He quit! He's out! You're out Dave.
Dave Marks: I hate you, Murry!
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GOD ONLY KNOWS
Written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Exceptionally good!!
28 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually trash TV movies to pieces but I can't do it to this one! I am not a big Beach Boys fan and you don't have to be to like this TV movie. Kevin Dunne does such a great job of portraying the Murry Wilson character that by the end of the movie you almost feel sorry for him because he wants so desperately to be loved and respected by his sons, but he just doesn't get what a jerk he is. Also, unlike most TV movies made today, the facts are presented very accurately. In 1990, there was another TV movie about the Beach Boys called Summer Dreams and it is notable how consistent the two movies parallel each other. Unlike Summer Dreams, which focuses mainly on Dennis Wilson, this movie adds much more detail but ends with the Beach Boys mid-1970s come-back whereas Summer Dreams ends with Dennis Wilson's death in 1983. This is one TV movie I highly recommend. Great job by all!


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