American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  21 April 2006 (USA)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martha Kendoo
First Lady
Chet Krogl
Agha Babur
Iqbal Riza (as Tony Yalda)
Nazneen Riza


Martin Tweed is the host of a talent show called American Dreamz, and whilst he despises each new season, it's a hit with the ratings. Tweed decides it's time for a new and interesting batch of contestants, and sends out his team to find the weirdest bunch possible. Whilst all this is happening, the President of the United States is becoming more and more depressed, and relies on his Chief of Staff to talk him through everything, even into appearing as a judge on the TV show. Perfect news for the terrorists who use the talent contest as a way to reach the President. Written by FilmFanUK

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muriendo por un sueño  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£690,625 (UK) (21 April 2006)


£2,158,359 (UK) (12 May 2006)

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Did You Know?


Mandy Moore was Paul Weitz's only choice for the role of Sally Kendoo. See more »


On the tray with the President's breakfast there's a small coffee pot placed right at the middle of the tray, obscuring the reflection of the camera. When the tray enters the President's bedroom, the pot has moved to the side of the tray. See more »


Chet Krogl: Everyone in America thinks they're middle class. So they like to have someone to look down on.
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References Guys and Dolls (1955) See more »


Greased Lightnin'
from Grease (1978)
Written by Warren Casey & Jim Jacobs
Performed by Sam Golzari
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A Very good satire
30 November 2006 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

When I was reading the other people's opinion's on American Dreamz, I wondered if they even realized it was a satire...? I surely hope that all who watched it even knows what a satire is: It is when you mock people and their doings/obsessions with the hope of improvement. In this movie, the director (Paul Weitz) mocks everything from America's obsession with TV-shows like Idols to George W. Bush and his delectable office. This is surely a movie you would want to watch a couple of times over - just to catch that dreary bit you most certainly missed the first time.

I would give this movie a well deserved 8 out of ten.

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