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American Family 

The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos), is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta (Sônia Braga). ... See full summary »

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Gregory Nava
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2   1  
2004   2002   Unknown  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kurt Caceres ...  Conrado Gonzalez 22 episodes, 2002
Edward James Olmos ...  Jess Gonzalez / ... 17 episodes, 2002
Patricia Velasquez ...  Adela / ... 15 episodes, 2002-2004
Parker Torres Parker Torres ...  Cisco Gonzalez 14 episodes, 2004
Constance Marie ...  Nina Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Austin Marques ...  Pablito Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Yasmine Delawari ...  Yasmin Amir 13 episodes, 2004
Nicholas Gonzalez ...  Young Conrado 13 episodes, 2004
Jossara Jinaro 13 episodes, 2004
Eddy Martin ...  Roberto 13 episodes, 2004
Jeanine Monterroza Jeanine Monterroza ...  Evangelina 13 episodes, 2004
A.J. Lamas ...  Cisco Gonzalez 12 episodes, 2002
Sônia Braga ...  Berta Gonzalez 11 episodes, 2002
Kate del Castillo ...  Ofelia 10 episodes, 2002
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Storyline

The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos), is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta (Sônia Braga). Their beloved daughter, Nina (Constance Marie), has recently graduated from law school and decides to work for Legal Services on behalf of immigrant rights, even though Jess does not agree with her decision. The rest of the Gonzalez family just try to go with the flow, but they find their own problems down the road.

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Drama | Family

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[Before going to Pablo's custody battle]
Berta: The Virgin will never abandon us...
Nina: Ma, I love the Virgin too, but she didn't go to law school.
[Off-camera]
Berta: You're going to go to confession tomorrow.
Nina: Ma!
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Referenced in The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2004) See more »

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Great find
6 February 2002 | by celluloidmugginsSee all my reviews

I just happened to come across this show and stopped because Edward James Olmos was in it. This is an excellent show, at first I thought it was a movie it was so well done. BOO CBS, for dropping such a wonderful show. Thank goodness for PBS, once again they save a meaningful program that illustrates the diversity of America.


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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Family: Journey of Dreams See more »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)
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