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American Dreams

Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV Episode | Drama, Music

Meg Pryor's lifelong dream is to dance on the iconic 1960s television series, American Bandstand, and along with her adventurous confidante, Roxanne Bojarski, the 15-year-old's persistence pays off when they find themselves on camera, ...See moreMeg Pryor's lifelong dream is to dance on the iconic 1960s television series, American Bandstand, and along with her adventurous confidante, Roxanne Bojarski, the 15-year-old's persistence pays off when they find themselves on camera, dancing amongst a variety of teen idols. While his younger sister realizes her dreams, J.J. Pryor, questions his own childhood ambitions as he struggles to decide between striving for a Notre Dame football scholarship and making a life-altering change. Family patriarch Jack Pryor, concerned with his children's defiant behavior as well as with his wife Helen's influential new friends, watches his idealistic family buckle under the era's social challenges on the eve of the decade's watershed event. Written by L M D See less
Director
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Josh Goldstein (developer) | Jonathan Prince (developer) (creator)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 29, 2002

Release date
Sep 29, 2002 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Gail O'Grady
Helen Pryor Helen Pryor   See fewer
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Tom Verica
Jack Pryor Jack Pryor   See fewer
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Brittany Snow
Meg Pryor Meg Pryor   See fewer
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Will Estes
JJ Pryor JJ Pryor   See fewer
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Jonathan Adams
Henry Walker (credit only) Henry Walker (credit only)   See fewer
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Vanessa Lengies
Roxanne Bojarski Roxanne Bojarski   See fewer
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Arlen Escarpeta
Sam Walker (credit only) Sam Walker (credit only)   See fewer
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Sarah Ramos
Patty Pryor Patty Pryor   See fewer
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Ethan Dampf
Will Pryor Will Pryor   See fewer
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Virginia Madsen
Rebecca Sandstrom Rebecca Sandstrom   See fewer
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Joey Lawrence
Michael Brooks (as Joseph Lawrence) Michael Brooks (as Joseph Lawrence)   See fewer
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Donnelly Rhodes
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Rachel Boston
Beth Mason Beth Mason   See fewer
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Jesse Hutch
Jimmy Riley Jimmy Riley   See fewer
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Brooke Theiss
Barbara Gerson Barbara Gerson   See fewer
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Brenda James
Bonnie Pratt Bonnie Pratt   See fewer
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Tony Alcantar
Lewd Camera Guy Lewd Camera Guy   See fewer
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Stephen E. Miller
Old Camera Guy Old Camera Guy   See fewer
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Nicholas Treeshin
New Camera Guy New Camera Guy   See fewer
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Aaron Douglas
Line Guy Line Guy   See fewer
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Derek Baynham
Tony Deluca Tony Deluca   See fewer
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Ted Friend
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
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Dan Zukovic
Stage Manager Stage Manager   See fewer
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Deanna Milligan
Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman   See fewer
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Brent Chapman
Dad #1 Dad #1   See fewer
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Ben Odberg
Dad #2 Dad #2   See fewer
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Alexander Pollock
Kid in store (as Alexander Pollack) Kid in store (as Alexander Pollack)   See fewer
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Dick Clark
Himself (voice) (uncredited) Himself (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Coristine
Mike Love (uncredited) Mike Love (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kurt Evans
Beach Boy (uncredited) Beach Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicole LaPlaca
Girl #1 (uncredited) Girl #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Reeves (uncredited) Martha Reeves (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Wilson (uncredited) Carl Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 36 votes