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The Beach Boys: An American Family 

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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Dennis Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
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 Irving Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
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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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As a band they rose to stardom. As a family they fell from grace.

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Beach Boys: Kezdetektől a világhírig  »

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During scenes in which Brian Wilson (Frederick Weller) is demoing "I Get Around" and "In My Room," the real Brian Wilson contributes the vocal, recorded specifically for this film. However, an uncredited Jeffrey Foskett, a member of 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 »

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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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GOOD VIBRATIONS
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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accurate and entertaining
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a very good movie, whether you are a big Beach Boys fan or not. However, if your not a big fan, you will be after seeing this movie. The movie was a lot easier to put together and understand if you happen to have read the book Heroes and Villains. You can see where a few things were switched around here and there, but nothing that really takes away from the truthfulness of these great musicians life as The Beach Boys. Absolutely worth the time to watch. The movie was 3.5 hours and it didn't really cover anything past about 1969. Thats the problem when you have a band that entertained America and Europe for 38 years. There isn't enough film to show it all. I would like to see a movie do the years from 1970 to about 1990, covering both Carl and Dennis' death. A very sad and tragic thing;however, remember, we still have Brian, Mike, Bruce, Al and even co-founder David ,that only appeared on the first 5 albums covering 61-63. Their talking about touring again, lets make it happen. Send comments to Brians web site. Think about it, the Beach Boys live in 2006. Wouldn't it be nice!


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