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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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Drama | Music

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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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A good drama
27 December 2004 | by EdermikeSee all my reviews

I like this movie quite a bit. It features Kenny Rogers when he was a youngish dark haired hippie. He and his terrific group The First Edition (Mickey Jones, Mary Arnold, Jimmy Hasell, Terry Williams, and Gene Lorenzo) give this flick a superb soundtrack and though they are the only real reasons I watched this, the movie was not bad itself. I like the downbeat ending because it was realistic and no heroics were involved. It is pretty realistic as far as showing the music industries corruption. Some of the acting is hammy but of real interest to First Edition fans or people who enjoy 70s era drama. The plot outline on here is wrong. The professor becomes Vice President of a record company, which is soon shut down for giving drugs instead of money to the performers. Sammy (the main Character) does not know this, but when the company folds, he is too vain to go back to his old job or work his way back to the top. (SPOILER) Ending up a cab driver he meets his death at the hands of a mugger.


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