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Young Americans 

This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training ... See full summary »

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Steve Antin
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Series cast summary:
Kate Bosworth ...  Bella Banks 8 episodes, 2000
Mark Famiglietti ...  Scout Calhoun 8 episodes, 2000
Katherine Moennig ...  Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt 8 episodes, 2000
Rodney Scott ...  William 'Will' Krudski 8 episodes, 2000
Ian Somerhalder ...  Hamilton Fleming 8 episodes, 2000
Ed Quinn ...  Finn 8 episodes, 2000
Benjamin Gravitt Benjamin Gravitt ...  Extra 7 episodes, 2000
Rylie J. Neale Rylie J. Neale ...  Bella's Friend 8 episodes, 2000
Matt Czuchry ...  Sean McGrail 5 episodes, 2000
Deborah Hazlett Deborah Hazlett ...  Susan Krudski 4 episodes, 2000
Charlie Hunnam ...  Gregor Ryder 3 episodes, 2000
Jason Sweet Jason Sweet ...  Mark Johnson 3 episodes, 2000
Gabrielle Christian ...  Grace Banks 3 episodes, 2000
Kathleen Bridget Kelly Kathleen Bridget Kelly ...  Kate Fleming 2 episodes, 2000
Michelle Monaghan ...  Caroline Busse 2 episodes, 2000
Heather Barr Heather Barr ...  Rawley Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Lucien Giordano Lucien Giordano ...  Student 2 episodes, 2000
Tracy Howe ...  Brian Krudski 2 episodes, 2000
Cyndi Johnson Cyndi Johnson ...  Paige Bennett 2 episodes, 2000
Naomi Kline Naomi Kline ...  Lena 2 episodes, 2000
Matt Mulhern ...  Charlie 2 episodes, 2000
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This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training on the lake. It's mainly told from the viewpoint of Will Krudski, a gifted, genuinely inquisitive student and future writer, who feels guilty having cheated at the entry exams. His roommate, Scout Calhoun, is a school legacy who makes an effort to become friendly with some underprivileged local kids and falls in love with the daughter of a garage owner who turns out to be family. Most of his classmates are golden spoon boys, but still have their problems, among each-other, at home and sometimes with the locals. Actually Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt is a girl pretending to be a boy as the only way to get in, causing great confusion for Hamilton, the school dean's son, who begins to fall for her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Short-lived spinoff of Dawson's Creek. The character "Will" appeared in three episodes at the end of Dawson's third season. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Dawson's Creek (1998) See more »

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Written by Macy Gray, Jeremy Ruzumna, Jinsoo Lim' and David Wilder
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Shame on WB!
18 March 2004 | by sourappleSee all my reviews

I first heard about this show back in 2000 because of Rodney Scott and his guest appearance at Dawson's Creek. I am not a fan of Dawson's Creek, but there were a lot of articles on Seventeen/YM/Teen on this "summer series" and articles related to the show and DC, and so I got intrigued when they finally aired it in here. It was fresh, funny and extremely interesting. But I didn't know that it suddenly got canceled without WB finishing the story. After seeing the 8th episode I thought, "Well, I hope they air the next season!" To my dismay, there was no next season. ARGH. Agonies of life. If they were going to cancel it, at least close the story! Open endings suck.

Anyway, this is a really unique show. The characters are interesting, although the only storyline I'm REALLY interested is Jake and Hamilton's story.

It's such a shame that we'll never know what happened to Jake and Hamilton, Scout and Bella and the dramatic life of Will Krudski. Please make a DVD!


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Official Sites:

Columbia TriStar

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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Monkey Writer from Goonies See more »

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