The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ...
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil Written by
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Broadcast as two episodes with a total audience of 38.3 million viewers, a huge success for the ABC network. See more »
During their performance at the Apollo, the strap on Jermaine Jackson's bass snaps off, nearly dropping the bass guitar. But since Michael Jackson's character is obviously the focus, this scene was never corrected. See more »
Hey, Jermaine, why don't you help out the brothers? Talk to Berry. He is your father-in-law.
Look, father-in-law is one thing, group is another. Anyway. we got a winning combination. A seven-year run of hits.
Got no more hits.
We'll get it back, man. I'm not running to my father-in-law every time someone's got a complaint. You wanna talk to him, talk to him.
I wanna talk to him, but he ain't gonna wanna listen.
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Personally, I liked this movie. Even though I have been an avid Jackson fan since the beginning, I was able to evaluate this movie with a proper perspective and I'm giving it a 10!!!!!! Both Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Angela Bassett were outstanding as Joseph and Katherine Jackson. The remaining cast were excellent and the musical numbers were magnificent!! The writing, art direction, costume design and all the other elements that makes a great movie were impeccable.
Within the last year, I've seen several movies about teen idols from the seventies and some of them were lousy and not historically accurate(especially with the music). Not this one!!! The Jacksons' movie was historically accurate in it's depiction of the world's greatest musical family.
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