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The Beach Boys: An American Family 

TV miniseries about the rise of The Beach Boys.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Frederick Weller ...  Brian Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Matt Letscher ...  Mike Love 2 episodes, 2000
Nick Stabile ...  Dennis Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Ned Vaughn ...  Al Jardine 2 episodes, 2000
Ryan Northcott ...  Carl Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Amy Van Horne Amy Van Horne ...  Marilyn Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
Jad Mager Jad Mager ...  Nik Venet 2 episodes, 2000
Wendy Phillips 2 episodes, 2000
Kurt Fuller ...  Mike Love's Dad 2 episodes, 2000
Alley Mills ...  Audree Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Kevin Dunn ...  Murry Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Raegan Kotz Raegan Kotz ...  Deborah Jameson 2 episodes, 2000
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ...  Amy Love 2 episodes, 2000
Eric Matheny ...  Chuck Britz 2 episodes, 2000
Clay Wilcox ...  Tommy Schaeffer 2 episodes, 2000
Anthony Rapp ...  Samuel Pierce 2 episodes, 2000
Claire Rankin ...  Diane Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
David Spielberg ...  Irving Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
Annie Abbott ...  May Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
James Intveld ...  Hal Blaine 2 episodes, 2000
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ...  Voyle Gilmore 2 episodes, 2000
Denise Faye ...  Nik's Secretary 2 episodes, 2000
Lara Del Arte Lara Del Arte ...  Groupie 2 episodes, 2000
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This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys". The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television movie special. Written by Anonymous

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As a band they rose to stardom. As a family they fell from grace.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

According to Brian Wilson, the argument between Dave and Murry, which led to Dave's departure from the band, actually took place inside of a car. See more »

Goofs

During a scene in the second half of the miniseries, Mike Love's mustache starts to fall off when he's in bed and talking with his wife. See more »

Quotes

Murry: If you guys get so big that if you stop singing from your hearts, you're going downhill.
Brian Wilson: Downhill?
Murry: Downhill!
Brian Wilson: You don't know what you're talking about. You're too old fashioned!
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Alternate Versions

A shorter version later aired on ABC. The character representing Van Dyke Parks was renamed. See more »

Soundtracks

SURFIN' SAFARI
Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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9 March 2000 | by spmc-4See all my reviews

Though die hard BB fans didn't really like it, I thought it was amazingly done. Only bad part was not enough Carl. Great movie. It was well worth the 2 parts. Fred Weller played Brian Wilson exactly as how it should have been done. Everything was perfect.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beach Boys: An American Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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