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 Helen Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Jack Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Meg Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Henry Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Roxanne Bojarski (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Sam Walker (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Patty Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Will Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 JJ Pryor (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Beth Mason (57 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Dick Clark / ... (45 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Nathan Walker / ... (39 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Pete Pryor (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Luke Foley (36 episodes, 2002-2005)
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 Angela Walker (32 episodes, 2002-2005)
Peter Spellos ...
 Gus (26 episodes, 2002-2005)
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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

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A time when the American Dream was alive. And one family was living that Dream. See more »

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29 September 2002 (USA)  »

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

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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

Beth Mason: Mom says, if Heaven's where you go if you're good while you're on Earth, then Monaco is where you go if you're good while you're in Heaven.
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People Get Ready
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by The Impressions
Courtesy of MCA Records
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There's a great reason to watch this show.
28 October 2002 | by (Houston, Tx, USA, Earth) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree strongly with one parsimonious reviewer who stated there was no reason to watch this show. There are at least two good reasons...

First, if you were a teenager in the early 1960s, like I was, and looked forward to watching American Bandstand, this weekly TV series is a marvelous, nostalgic reminder of those times. Whether your memories were good or bad, this is the closest we will ever get to "being there" one more time. The film clips from the original Bandstand show add to the realism.

Second, if you are too young to remember the 1960s, and are curious, the styles of dress, the dialog, the boy-girl infatuations, the racial tension, the religious conflicts over birth control, the "transistor radios" that everyone carried around, the round-screen black and white TVs, all those are very authentic in this TV series.

"American Dreams" - overall a very fine show, one we've dreamed about for years!


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