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The Jacksons: An American Dream 

The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Diana Ross 2 episodes, 1992
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 Martha Scruse 2 episodes, 1992
Alex Burrall ...
 Michael Jackson (aged 6-8) 2 episodes, 1992
Jermaine Jackson II ...
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 Jackie Jackson - age 12-16 2 episodes, 1992
Kelli Martin ...
 La Toya Jackson - Age 8-10 2 episodes, 1992
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 Marlon Jackson - age 7-9 2 episodes, 1992
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 Rebbie Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
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Ángel Vargas ...
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 Berry Gordy 2 episodes, 1992
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 Hazel Gordy 2 episodes, 1992
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Finis Henderson III ...
 Apollo Theatre MC 2 episodes, 1992
Grady Harrell ...
 Jackie Wilson 2 episodes, 1992
Jimmy Castor ...
Eugene Lee ...
 Bill Bray 2 episodes, 1992
Bobby Mardis ...
 Chicago Theatre MC 2 episodes, 1992
Narcissa Marte ...
 High School Girl 2 episodes, 1992
Charles E. Timbers Jr. ...
 Dr. Hayes 2 episodes, 1992
Shakiem Evans ...
 Tito Jackson - Age 10-14 2 episodes, 1992
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 La Toya Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Maya Nicole Johnson ...
Jacen Wilkerson ...
 Marlon Jackson - Age 10-12 2 episodes, 1992
Nicholas Phillips ...
Wylie Draper ...
Colin Steele ...
Marcus Maurice ...
 Marlon Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Robert Redcross ...
 Randy Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Randy Kirby ...
 Reporter 2 episodes, 1992
Terry Coleman ...
 Tito's Friend 2 episodes, 1992
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 Groupie 1 2 episodes, 1992
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 Groupie 2 2 episodes, 1992
Melanie Taylor ...
 Airport Fan 1 2 episodes, 1992
Emily Williams ...
 Airport Fan 2 2 episodes, 1992
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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show after talent show they soon hit it big when Motown calls. From there they become the now famous Jackson 5. But along the way their success brings trouble and turmoil Written by Tony Meier <discokid@aol.com>

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There's fame...there's fortune...and then there's family. Sometimes it's hard to choose.

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Trivia

Wylie Draper, who played Michael Jackson as a 20-year-old, died of leukemia the following year at the age of 24. See more »

Goofs

When Jermaine and Hazel call Joeseph to tell him they're getting married, they're using a pay phone with push buttons. Jermaine married Hazel in 1973, push buttons on pay phones weren't widely used until the 1980's. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne de Passe: When you get on stage, Michael, you like it.
Michael Jackson: Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I don't.
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Connections

Referenced in Plump Fiction (1997) See more »

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I would like to purchase this video, i did have one but somebody stole it, and I can't get it anywhere.
15 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

The movie is that great that I enjoyed the songs, music and the acting. I'm not a Michael Jackson fan but the story about him and his brothers lives really involved me in the movie. What their father did for them was something amazing but he was just too strict and then he just lost control of the something that was not his for he did not get to fulfil his dream but using his sons to fulfil it for him. But the Jackson 5 were great back then and still are, now and then I do listen to their music but today Michael Jackson has some of the best music, I do like some of them but others are just not Michael Jackson, it would be good if they can do another tour with the Jackson 5. I could just feel the music now. As I have added up the top I would like to purchase the video, some body stole the one I did have and now it is very hard to purchase one now.


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