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Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues.
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Series cast summary:
Kelly Packard ...  Tiffani Smith 78 episodes, 1992-1996
Michael Cade ...  Sylvester 'Sly Winkle' / ... 78 episodes, 1992-1996
William James Jones William James Jones ...  Tony Wicks 78 episodes, 1992-1996
Jay Anthony Franke Jay Anthony Franke ...  Jake Sommers 65 episodes, 1993-1996
Jennie Kwan ...  Samantha 'Sam' Woo / ... 62 episodes, 1993-1996
Diana Uribe ...  Lorena Costa 47 episodes, 1994-1996
Aaron Jackson ...  Mark Winkle 47 episodes, 1994-1996
Zachary Throne ...  Mark Winkle 39 episodes, 1994-1996
Brentley Gore ...  Matt Garrison 33 episodes, 1992-1996


Living in California, a bunch of cool teenagers decide to form a rock band, the Dreams. Between gigs, they have to deal with real-life issues. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Family | Music


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Release Date:

12 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreams See more »

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(78 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Heidi Lenhart left the program during season 2 to study music in France. See more »


Jake: Nobody messes with Jake Sommers, now if you excuse me there's something I got to do.
Lorena: Oh no you don't, I'm not going to let to ride Dead Man's Curve.
Jake: Who said anything about Dead Man's Curve, I just want to go beat that stupid speed bump.
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Referenced in Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens (2013) See more »


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Better than Saved by the bell
11 April 2004 | by departed07See all my reviews

California Dreams came out in the year when Saved by the bell was on its knees before the finale. What i liked about the show is that it is about a group of kids who form their own band and sing songs. Yes, the stories are copies from Saved by the bell, a Peter Engel production, but what really makes up for the show is the soundtrack. you don't have to watch a show to like its music, you can like the show for having wonderful characters and attitude. It's just a shame that the show lasted five years, compared to Saved by the bell which had two spinoffs and lasted for eight years.

NBC should make shows like these.

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