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American Dreamz (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Music | 21 April 2006 (USA)
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The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martin Tweed
... President Staton
... Sally Kendoo
... Chief of Staff
... William Williams
... Martha Kendoo
... Omer
... First Lady
... Chet Krogl
... Ittles
... Accordo
... Agha Babur
... Iqbal Riza (as Tony Yalda)
... Shazzy Riza (as Noureen Dewulf)
... Nazneen Riza
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Storyline

Martin Tweed is the host of a talent show called American Dreamz, and whilst he despises each new season, it's a hit with the ratings. Tweed decides it's time for a new and interesting batch of contestants, and sends out his team to find the weirdest bunch possible. Whilst all this is happening, the President of the United States is becoming more and more depressed, and relies on his Chief of Staff to talk him through everything, even into appearing as a judge on the TV show. Perfect news for the terrorists who use the talent contest as a way to reach the President. Written by FilmFanUK

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Imagine a country where the President never reads the newspaper, where the government goes to war for all the wrong reasons, and more people vote for a pop idol than their next President. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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21 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muriendo por un sueño  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,667,420, 23 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,191,830, 18 June 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,560,987, 18 June 2006
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President Staton (Dennis Quaid) references Dr. Octopus and Magneto as representations for America's enemies. Staton's Chief of Staff, Wally, is played by Willem Dafoe who played the Green Goblin, another popular comic book villain. See more »

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On the tray with the President's breakfast there's a small coffee pot placed right at the middle of the tray, obscuring the reflection of the camera. When the tray enters the President's bedroom, the pot has moved to the side of the tray. See more »

Quotes

Iqbal Riza: She's a very freaky girl, the kind you don't bring home to mother. She's a super freak, super freak, she's super freaky. Ohhhhhhh
Iqbal Riza: [Iqbal coughs]
[turns and talks into the mirror]
Iqbal Riza: Wrong, do you want this? Do you? Well than get your ass in gear!
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Spoofs American Idol (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Luck Be a Lady
from Guys and Dolls (1955)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Sam Golzari
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A Very good satire
30 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I was reading the other people's opinion's on American Dreamz, I wondered if they even realized it was a satire...? I surely hope that all who watched it even knows what a satire is: It is when you mock people and their doings/obsessions with the hope of improvement. In this movie, the director (Paul Weitz) mocks everything from America's obsession with TV-shows like Idols to George W. Bush and his delectable office. This is surely a movie you would want to watch a couple of times over - just to catch that dreary bit you most certainly missed the first time.

I would give this movie a well deserved 8 out of ten.


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