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American Dream (1981– )

TV Series | 60 min | Drama

The Novak family has decided to buck the trend in urban flight and move back to the city from the suburbs. The only place that meets their space and price requirements, however, is a building in downtown Chicago that would best be ...See moreThe Novak family has decided to buck the trend in urban flight and move back to the city from the suburbs. The only place that meets their space and price requirements, however, is a building in downtown Chicago that would best be described as a "fixer-upper". Undaunted, the Novaks move in a try to make the best of things. Some of the family, particularly the young kids, adapt, while some, most notably their teenage daughter, don't. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher See less
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Updated Apr 26, 1981

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Apr 26, 1981 (United States)

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31 cast members
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George Barrow
Bill Swartz Bill Swartz   See fewer
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Stephen Macht
Danny Novak Danny Novak   See fewer
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Karen Carlson
Donna Novak Donna Novak   See fewer
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Hans Conried
Abe Berlowitz Abe Berlowitz   See fewer
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Michael Hershewe
Todd Novak Todd Novak   See fewer
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Timothy Owen Waldrip
Casey Novak Casey Novak   See fewer
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Andrea Smith
Jenny Novak Jenny Novak   See fewer
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John McIntire
Sam Whittier Sam Whittier   See fewer
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John Karlen
Coach Ritter Coach Ritter   See fewer
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Scott Brady
Mr. Becker Mr. Becker   See fewer
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Anne Trompeter
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Juan Luco
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Rai Rogers
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Tonya Pinkins
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Dick Sasso
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Jo Ann Harris
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Helen Rubio
Paula Navarro, the Novak's Neighbor Paula Navarro, the Novak's Neighbor   See fewer
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Neil D'Monte
Student at Museum (uncredited) Student at Museum (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donn C. Harper
Nate Cross (uncredited) Nate Cross (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Minkoff
Bit (uncredited) Bit (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 14 votes