A quiet, seemingly-quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares to stand in his way. The only one he fears is a young boy he fathered through rape.

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Shaun Cassidy
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  Sheriff Lucas Buck 22 episodes, 1995-1998
Lucas Black ...  Caleb Temple 22 episodes, 1995-1998
Paige Turco ...  Gail Emory 19 episodes, 1995-1998
Brenda Bakke ...  Selena Coombs 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Sarah Paulson ...  Merlyn Temple 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Nick Searcy ...  Deputy Ben Healy 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Jake Weber ...  Dr. Matt Crower 15 episodes, 1995-1998
Christopher Fennell ...  Boone Mackenzie 9 episodes, 1995-1998
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Storyline

Lucas Buck, local sheriff of Trinity, South Carolina, has supernatural powers and uses them to manipulate people into making evil choices. He himself has already committed murder and rape. Young Caleb Temple has seen his parents' suicides and his older sister's murder, but he doesn't know that Lucas is his biological father. Lucas plans to corrupt Caleb, but faces obstacles. Caleb's new legal guardian is his adult cousin, reporter Gail Emory, who is investigating her own parents' deaths. Lucas is helped by his sister Merlyn's ghost. Written by dimadick

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, Craig Miller ranked this show as #3. See more »

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: What about the almighty pursuit of the truth? You kinda chucked that awful fast.
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Referenced in On the Set of Sightlines (2003) See more »

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American Gothic will be out on DVD
14 September 2005 | by dvdsnoopSee all my reviews

For fans that have waited so long and signed all the petitions to bring this series out on DVD your voices have finally been heard.

The Complete Series of American Gothic will be available in Oct. of 2005 at all major DVD stores like Amazon.com in the U.S.A. and VideoCanada.ca in Canada.

I can't comment on the international market but with a continued interest in American Gothic worldwide I'm sure the DVD release will be widespread.

So if you're a fan I would suggest buying it asap because if it doesn't sell well it may not be available long term.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Gothic See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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