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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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During a scene in the second half of the miniseries, Mike Love's mustache starts to fall off when he's in bed and talking with his wife. See more »

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Mike Love: You know what this is? Acid literation.
[Rips up song lyrics]
Mike Love: I'm not singing this psychadelic crap!
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ADD SOME MUSIC TO YOUR DAY
Written by Brian Wilson, Joe Knott and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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The sad thing is that this movie gives the wrong picture about the boys to those who ain't so familiar with the group.
29 March 2003 | by (Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Another movie that makes the story of The Beach Boys worse than it is. I especially remember the scene when Brian says he's to quit touring and the other Boys calls him traitor. I didn't happen like that, and like the movie indicates in the beginning is that some scenes are over-reacted. A movie about The Beach Boys doesn't have to be that way because a lot of things happened anyway. The sad thing is that this movie gives the wrong picture about the boys to those who ain't so familiar with the group. Hard-core fans like myself knew that this isn't the entire true story and that's why i gave it a low rating 3. However it is the best movie about The Beach Boys I've seen so far, that says quite a bit about the other movies. If you want the truth I recommend the documentary Endless Harmony.


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