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American Gothic ()


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Season: 1 Years: 1998 1996 1995

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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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations.
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  Sheriff Lucas Buck (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Caleb Temple (22 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Gail Emory (19 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Selena Coombs (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Merlyn Temple (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Deputy Ben Healy (18 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Dr. Matt Crower (15 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Boone Mackenzie (9 episodes, 1995-1998)
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  Dr. Billy Peale (7 episodes, 1996-1998)
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  Deputy Floyd (7 episodes, 1995-1998)
Lynda Clark ...
  Rita Barber (5 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Loris Holt (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Dan Truelane / ... (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Robin Mullins ...
  Nurse / ... (3 episodes, 1996-1998)
Amy Anderson Palmo ...
  Nurse / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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  Mrs. Russell / ... (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Rose Russell (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Troy Simmons ...
  Josh Davenport (3 episodes, 1995)
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  Dr. Leslie Narone (2 episodes, 1996)
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  Gage Temple (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
David Lenthall ...
  Curtis Z. Webb (2 episodes, 1995)
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  Danielle Davenport (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Nurse Sara (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
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  Deputy #1 / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Dean Whitworth ...
  Cecil Perkins / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wayne Dehart ...
  Bertie / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
Henry Laurence ...
  Elderly Man (2 episodes, 1996)
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  Caleb's Mother / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Mert Hatfield ...
  Minister / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Jana Drue ...
  Young Gail (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Charles McLawhorn ...
  Albert / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Husband / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Barnaby Carpenter ...
  T.J. (2 episodes, 1995)
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  Waylon Flood (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
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  Wash Sutpen (1 episode, 1995)
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  Poppy Bowen (1 episode, 1995)
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  Lt. Drey (1 episode, 1995)
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  Barrett Stokes (1 episode, 1995)
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  Rafael Santo (1 episode, 1995)
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  Cheryl Truelane (1 episode, 1995)
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  Fr. Tilden (1 episode, 1996)
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  Ray (1 episode, 1996)
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  Artie Healy (1 episode, 1996)
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  Ted Parker (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mr. Emmett (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mel Kirby (1 episode, 1996)
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  Mrs. Gardner (1 episode, 1998)
Tanya Rollins ...
  Tina (1 episode, 1998)
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  Albert DeSalvo (1 episode, 1998)
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  Ossie Spichtig (1 episode, 1995)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • American Gothic: Prinz der Finsternis (Germany)
  • América oculta (Spain)
  • La mirada del mal (Spain)
  • Tajemný příběh z Ameriky (Czech Republic)
  • Piru irti (Finland)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia According to "The Sci-Fi Channel Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction" by Roger Fulton & John Betancourt, there were 2 episodes that were originally not aired. They are "Echo of Your Last Goodbye" and "Strangler". "Potato Boy" and "Ring of Fire" were aired out of sequence. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Best Horror TV Shows (2014). See more »
Quotes Merlyn Temple: Someone's at the door!
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