American Dreamz

American Dreamz

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Director: Paul Weitz

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Hugh Grant

     
 

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The President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) seems to be having a nervous breakdown after picking up a newspaper for the first time in four years, and when his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) determines to get the Commander in Chief out of his pajamas and back into the spotlight, the stage is set for aSee more details below

Overview

The President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) seems to be having a nervous breakdown after picking up a newspaper for the first time in four years, and when his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) determines to get the Commander in Chief out of his pajamas and back into the spotlight, the stage is set for a talent contest that the nation will never forget. To President Staton, the world is a fairly black-and-white place, but a glance at the daily headlines on the eve of his reelection leaves the most powerful man in the free world shaken to the very core. Now determined to read as much as possible in order to best assess the opinions of the general public, President Staton locks himself away and obsessively begins taking in as much information as humanly possible. With concern about the President's mental health soon taking precedence over all other issues in the White House, his nervous Chief of Staff attempts to get the Commander in Chief back in the public eye by booking him as a guest judge on television's top-rated talent show, "American Dreamz." A weekly ratings juggernaut hosted by self-loathing celebrity Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), "American Dreamz" cashes in on the dominant culture of celebrity by affording everyday Americans the opportunity to be catapulted into stardom. As "American Dreamz" hopefuls Sally (Mandy Moore) and Omer (Sam Golzari) progress to the final round and the President takes his seat on the panel, an unexpected revelation about one of the finalists promises to make this season finale the biggest ratings grabber in television history.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/17/2006
UPC:
0025192886324
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
90,246

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Center Stage: Sally Kendo; Dance Dreamz; Feature commentary with director Paul Weitz and actor Sam Golzari

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid President Staton
Hugh Grant Martin Tweed
Mandy Moore Sally,Sally Kendoo
Willem Dafoe Chief of Staff,Actor
Chris Klein William Williams,Actor
Jennifer Coolidge Martha Kendoo,Actor
Sam Golzari Omer
Marcia Gay Harden First Lady,Actor
Seth Meyers Chet Krogl,Actor
John Cho Ittles,Actor
Judy Greer Accordo,Actor
Bernard White Actor
Tony Yalda Actor
Noureen DeWulf Actor
Shohreh Aghdashloo Actor
Jay Harik Actor

Technical Credits
Paul Weitz Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Simone Almekias-Seigl Makeup
William Arnold Production Designer
Sue Chan Art Director
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
John Hartigan Special Effects Supervisor
Myron Kerstein Editor
Kerry Kohansky Executive Producer
Elizabeth Lapp Set Decoration/Design
Jennifer Li Choreography
Rodney Liber Producer
Eric Warren Lindemann Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Anthony Little Asst. Director
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Andrew Miano Producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Trask Score Composer
Chris Weitz Executive Producer
David Wyman Sound/Sound Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Dreamz
1. Good Guys (Main Titles) [4:53]
2. Video Shoot [3:41]
3. America's Favorite Show [5:14]
4. Reaching for the Stars [5:53]
5. In Defense [6:10]
6. Public Relations [3:58]
7. Human Interest [5:02]
8. Foreign Policy [3:08]
9. Hand-Picked [7:17]
10. Stolen Dream [4:02]
11. Pulling the Strings [6:11]
12. Showtime [:15]
13. "Omerized" [5:38]
14. Down to Three [4:13]
15. See You in Paradise [4:28]
16. The End Is Near [7:29]
17. Meet the President [8:00]
18. Blown Proposal [8:22]
19. A Dream Come True [7:11]
20. End Titles [2:06]

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