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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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 JJ 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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 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)
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 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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Share Dreams with your Family. See more »

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

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Telephones did not use modular plugs during the time frame of the series. See more »

Quotes

[about President Kennedy's assassination]
Will: [seriously] Beth, do you know why they shot him?
Beth Mason: [sadly] No...
Will: [sighing] Politics.
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The Sound Of Silence
Written by Paul Simon
Performed by Simon & Garfunkel
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Originally Released 1964 Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
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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!


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