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American Dreamer (1984)

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105 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Frustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan....See moreFrustrated housewife/writer Cathy Palmer ghostwrites a story about Rebecca Ryan, a dashing international spy, and wins a trip to Paris. While there, she is involved in an accident, and awakens in the hospital believing she IS Rebecca Ryan. Much craziness ensues as she meets the writer of the Rebecca Ryan books, thwarts real international spies, and eventually gets her memory back. Written by Suzanne Houghton See less
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Wallis Nicita (as Wally Nicita)
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$ 1,580,990
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$ 5,021,751
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Oct 26, 1984 (United States)
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55 cast members
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JoBeth Williams
Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan   See fewer
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Tom Conti
Alan McMann Alan McMann   See fewer
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Giancarlo Giannini
Victor Marchand Victor Marchand   See fewer
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Coral Browne
Margaret McMann Margaret McMann   See fewer
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James Staley
Kevin Palmer Kevin Palmer   See fewer
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Christopher Daniel Barnes
Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes) Kevin Palmer Jr. (as C.B. Barnes)   See fewer
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Huckleberry Fox
Karl Palmer Karl Palmer   See fewer
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Jean Rougerie
Don Carlos Don Carlos   See fewer
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Pierre Santini
Inspector Klaus Inspector Klaus   See fewer
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Léon Zitrone
Ivan Stranauvlitch Ivan Stranauvlitch   See fewer
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Alain Flick
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Yassan Khan
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Christian de Tillière
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André Valardy
Dimitri Dimitri   See fewer
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Robin Coleman
Golf Buddy #1 Golf Buddy #1   See fewer
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Alan Haufrect
Golf Buddy #2 Golf Buddy #2   See fewer
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Jeffrey Kramer
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Fernand Guiot
Limo Driver Limo Driver   See fewer
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Pierre Gérard
Thief on Bike Thief on Bike   See fewer
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Yanou Collart
Marguerite Lasueur Marguerite Lasueur   See fewer
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Anna Gaylor
Woman at Bookstore Woman at Bookstore   See fewer
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Brian Eatwell
Malcolm Malcolm   See fewer
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Annick Alane
Givenchy Saleswoman Givenchy Saleswoman   See fewer
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Serge Berry
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Michel Melki
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Jacques Maury
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Guy Montagni
Cab Driver Cab Driver   See fewer
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Hélène Hily
Miss Bonner Miss Bonner   See fewer
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Michel Bardinet
Rafael Lesueur Rafael Lesueur   See fewer
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François Viaur
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Nancy Stephens
Jacqueline Jacqueline   See fewer
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Murray Gronwall
Gendarme Gendarme   See fewer
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Pierre Olaf
Priest Priest   See fewer
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Hubert Noël
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American Tourist #1 American Tourist #1   See fewer
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Eleanor C. Heutschy
American Tourist #2 American Tourist #2   See fewer
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Lady on Train Lady on Train   See fewer
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Customs Inspector Customs Inspector   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 1,259 votes