The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)





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A two-part made for TV effort, this special depicts the dysfunctional Jackson family, which has somehow managed to raise its children in such a way that they have managed to rise above their steel town backgrounds to the tops of the charts in the music field. Though obviously not delving into the more controversial and sensational aspects of their lives, this story is a somewhat rose-colored but still interesting pictorial history of the exceptional musical family. If nothing else, worth watching for the incredible music and choreography.
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Television
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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
as Joseph Jackson
Angela Bassett
as Katherine Jackson
Wylie Draper
as Michael
Alex Burrall
as Michael (age 6-8)
Billy Dee Williams
as Berry Gordy
Vanessa L. Williams
as Suzanne de Passe
Colin Steele
as Jermaine
Jermaine Jackson
as Jermaine (age 13-17)
Bumper Robinson
as Jackie (age 12-16)
Shakiem Jamar Evans
as Tito (age 10-14)
Jason Weaver
as Michael (age 9-14)
Shakiem Jabar Evans
as Tito (age 10-14)
Eugene Lee
as Bill Bray
Ebonie Smith
as La Toya 2
Randy Kirby
as Reporter
Terry Coleman
as Tito's Friend
Rana Mack
as Groupie 2
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It's a terrific mini-series, and one of the best I've seen. Wonderful acting, very accurate, and has lots of great songs. It's a must-see for people intersted in knowing more about the Jacksons.

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One of the best movies about a musician. All the boys playing Jacksons 5 and the actors playing their mom and dad were fantastic! The plot was very well developed and the songs chose were even more amazing. I think that Joseph Jackson became the main character of this movie. I liked that they showed how their father kept them together and kind of "stole"their childhood, so the band could prosper. Good also, because we can have an idea of what may have caused the problems in which Michael Jackson is going through nowadays. Since Michael was young, he was a crying little bitch. I'm sorry for saying that. I've been a fan of Michael all my life, but it is true.

Bruno Lot
Bruno Lot

The Movie Had it's best moments but the part that king of makes you bored is the first hour the rest has good music great acting perormances. although the movie is slanted slightly focusingon Michael It tell the ups and down of the jackson family and Joe & Kathrine's marriage all in all i give it an A-

Paul Redwine
Paul Redwine

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