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American Dreamz (2006)

 -  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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$509,217 (Australia) (28 April 2006)

Gross:

£2,158,359 (UK) (12 May 2006)
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Trivia

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

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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 »

Quotes

Chet Krogl: See, people like the whole white trash thing.
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Satire as it was meant to be
16 August 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I liked this film very much. It makes fun of everyone without getting offensive or condescending. And it's critical, something that is very rare these days.

This film takes on the Bush-administration, American Idol, Islamic terrorism and our society's obsession with TV and stardom. The film has some very good lines: "Did you know there are three kinda Iraqistans? Or: I'm not attracted to other people, but if you want me you can have me." I dunno, it wasn't hilarious or something. It was just smart and honest. Like good satire was meant to be: like looking in a mirror and be able to laugh at yourself without feeling bad.


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