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The Dream Makers (1975)

A college president becomes the president of a record company, and finds himself enmeshed in a payola scandal.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writer:

Bill Svanoe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... Sammy Stone
Diane Baker ... Mary Stone
John Astin ... Manny Wheeler
Kenny Rogers ... Earl
Mickey Jones ... Jesse
Jamie Donnelly ... Sally
Devon Ericson ... Carol
Steven Keats Steven Keats ... Barry
Michael Lerner ... Mike
Ron Thompson ... Dave
John Lupton ... Dean Halder
Lois Walden Lois Walden ... Jo
David Mann David Mann ... Jerry
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Helen
Ron Rifkin ... Herb
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A college president becomes the president of a record company, and finds himself enmeshed in a payola scandal.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death of Sammy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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You left out Katie Sagal from the credits
2 October 2011 | by guitartecSee all my reviews

Not listed in the credits, or anywhere else for that matter, is that this is one of Katie Sagal's first movies. She plays the unemployment manager.

I remember this movie when it first previewed. I saw it on TV when I was a kid and never forgot it. I thought James Franciscus was believable (back then), but I'm sure it appears like some pretty cheesy acting these days.

This movie is simply about a man's spiral down the ladder of corporate success. It's sad, and I wasn't expecting this kind of plot, that's why I never forgot it.

Like Easy Rider, I was shocked at the end. If you like this type of 70's made-for-TV movie, you won't forget it either.


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