American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Music
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,279 users  
Reviews: 83 user | 5 critic

Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 titles
created 19 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 07 Sep 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 25 Oct 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 18 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 08 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "American Dreams" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: American Dreams (2002–2005)

American Dreams (2002–2005) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Dreams.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1   Unknown  
2005   2004   2003   2002  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Jesse Jackson, Juan Munoz, Ray Rogers
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

Director: Paul Weitz
Stars: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A television producer with a penchant for drinking and gambling is sent to Las Vegas to convince his troubled niece to enter rehab.

Director: Peter Tolan
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney
The Bulls (2005)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An act of revenge is barely acknowledged by a young man and his surrogate father as they set about burying the evidence of their crime.

Director: Eric Stoltz
Stars: Natasha Gaty, Rod McLachlan, Chris Pine
Short | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Eelko Ferwerda
Stars: Victoria Koblenko, Tijn Docter, Rodney Beddal
Life with Roger (1996–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Stars: Mike O'Malley, Maurice Godin, Hallie Todd
Under One Roof (TV Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Short lived (6 weeks) show about Neb Langston, a widowed African-American police officer sharing his home in Seattle with his family. His son, Ron,

Stars: Joe Morton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Essence Atkins
American Dreams (TV Series 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Ibrahima Fadiga, Basil Grant, Natasha Hastings
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Drama centers on Lt. Sam Cole and his team of cops in the elite robbery/homicide division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Tom Sizemore, David Cubitt, Klea Scott
American Dream I (2008)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Movie that chronicles Mikes Jones' real life rise to fame as an aspiring rapper from the streets who finds his path in life through music in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Directors: Derrick 'D-Reck' Dixon, Trey Haley
Stars: Mike Jones, Clifton Powell, Tamala Jones
Cade's County (1971–1972)
Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sam Cade is the tough but sensitive sheriff of sprawling Madrid County located somewhere in the American Southwest. Between chases and shootouts, episodes deal with a number of relevant '... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Taylor Lacher
American Dream (TV Series 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Novak family has decided to buck the trend in urban flight and move back to the city from the suburbs. The only place that meets their space and price requirements, however, is a ... See full summary »

Stars: George Barrow, Stephen Macht, Karen Carlson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Helen Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Jack Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Meg Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 JJ Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Henry Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Roxanne Bojarski (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Sam Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Patty Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Will Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Beth Mason (57 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Dick Clark / ... (44 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Nathan Walker / ... (37 episodes, 2003-2005)
Matthew John Armstrong ...
 Pete Pryor (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Luke Foley (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Angela Walker (31 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Gus / ... (26 episodes, 2002-2005)
Edit

Storyline

Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging with her worldly friend Roxanne and pursuing a dream of being an "American Bandstand" dancer. Meg's emerging personality, and the changes her mother's going through, don't sit well with Meg's father Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

One family's journey through the times that changed our nation. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandstand  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The series takes place from November 1963 to July 1966. See more »

Goofs

In one episode, a "Sabian" cymbal is seen mounted on the wall of the record store. This Canadian brand was not introduced until 1979. See more »

Quotes

JJ Pryor: Kennedy says it's time for new dreams, and new frontiers, not just the ones of our fathers.
Jack Pryor: President Kennedy who both went to college...
JJ Pryor: I know!
Jack Pryor: ...and loves football.
JJ Pryor: I know!
Jack Pryor: And you are going to...
JJ Pryor: No I'm not!
Jack Pryor: Will you let me finish a damn sentence? JJ, you have a chance to be something great. A tailback, an astronaut, or whatever the hell, but great! Now I know going to Notre Dame won't guarantee you anything, but it'll give you the best chance anyone could ask for. And I'm not going to ...
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Gone Gone Gone
Written by Don Everly and Phil Everly
Performed by The Everly Brothers
Produced Under License From Warner Bros. Records Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Dream Come True
7 March 2004 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

American Dreams is one of the best television shows that is on, it has some great writing and an awesome cast. The show follows one family through the times that changed our nation. Set in Philadelphia, the Pryor family is living the dream that many Americans wanted a perfect family or at least an image of one. The actors have all grown into their characters. This show does not use sex and violence to attract it's audience, it is a great show, a must see! It also has a great soundtrack and some cool guest appearances by some of today's up and comers. It also using some older footage from the real American Bandstand, the way they do that is amazing.I give this show 3.8 stars and an A!


18 of 23 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cringeworthy Moments sartan01
What if it came out in the 90s? sartan01
Finally! A DVD release update... FanClubAD
Catholicism in the show. JimmyCollins
Instant Streaming on Netflix ldelsin
Brittany Snow the Only One to Make Movies? sartan01
Discuss American Dreams (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page