The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »

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 Conrado Gonzalez (22 episodes, 2002)
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 Jess Gonzalez / ... (17 episodes, 2002)
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 Adela / ... (15 episodes, 2002-2004)
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 Cisco Gonzalez (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Nina Gonzalez (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Pablito Gonzalez (13 episodes, 2002)
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 Yasmin Amir (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Young Conrado (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Roberto (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Evangelina (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Cisco Gonzalez (12 episodes, 2002)
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 Berta Gonzalez (11 episodes, 2002)
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 Ofelia (10 episodes, 2002)
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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has recently graduated from law school and decides to work for Legal Services on behalf of immigrant rights, even though Jess does not agree with her decision. The rest of the Gonzalez family just try to go with the flow, but they find their own problems down the road. Written by Anonymous

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23 January 2002 (USA)  »

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American Family: Journey of Dreams  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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[Before going to Pablo's custody battle]
Berta: The Virgin will never abandon us...
Nina: Ma, I love the Virgin too, but she didn't go to law school.
[Off-camera]
Berta: You're going to go to confession tomorrow.
Nina: Ma!
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Hip, Colorful, and Beautiful
29 March 2002 | by (MA) – See all my reviews

What a beautiful series. Gregory Nava is a genius, and PBS

should be given an award for taking it on. It blends a culturally

traditional undercurrent with a modern and hip style, and utilizes

interesting filming techniques that wraps you into the story. This

series is vibrant with culture, color, and life, and can sometimes

be staggeringly emotional.

Heartfelt, eccentric, and sometimes rib crackingly funny, "American

Family" brings a very misunderstood side of American life to the

limelight and paints an intriguingly entertaining representation of a

dysfunctional yet incredibly loving family.... and does it brilliantly.


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