The Jacksons: An American Dream

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Overview

The made for television mini-series on the life of The Jackson 5 comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of the group and those with a taste for celebrity scandal should enjoy this disc from Universal.
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Overview

The made for television mini-series on the life of The Jackson 5 comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of the group and those with a taste for celebrity scandal should enjoy this disc from Universal.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2001
  • UPC: 044006097794
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Rating:

  • Source: Motown
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,086

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs Joseph Jackson
Angela Bassett Katherine Jackson
Alex Burrall Michael Jackson (aged 6-8)
Wylie Draper Michael Jackson
Damon Morris
Joseph Joiner
Jermaine Jackson
Jacen Wilkerson
Holly Robinson Diana Ross
Margaret Avery Martha
Bumper Robinson Jackie (aged 12-16)
Monica Calhoun Rebbie
Jason Weaver Michael Jackson (aged 9-14)
Angel Vargas Tito
Terrence Howard Jackie
Lanei Chapman
Billy Dee Williams Berry Gordy
Vanessa L. Williams Suzanne de Passe
Eugene Lee Bill Bray
Ebonie Smith La Toya 2
Nicholas Phillips Randy 1
Randy Kirby Reporter
Terry Coleman Tito's Friend
Rana Mack Groupie 2
Technical Credits
Karen Arthur Director
Harold Wheeler Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Early Years
1. Main Titles [2:00]
2. Katherine & Joe Meet [5:27]
3. Katherine's Heartbreak [3:13]
4. Katherine & Joe Meet Again [10:04]
5. "Trust in Me" [1:22]
6. Start of the Family [2:53]
7. The Falcons [7:26]
8. Michael Enters the Family [3:18]
9. 1964 - Family Life [9:55]
10. "Baby I Need Your Loving" [2:51]
11. Joe's Idea [2:13]
12. Michael Sings [3:06]
13. Jackson 5 Beginnings [8:42]
14. High School Talent Show [5:59]
15. The First Gigs [13:46]
16. First Recording Session [2:07]
17. Family Tension [6:15]
18. The Jackie Wilson Gig [2:37]
19. Joe's Disapproval [1:34]
20. The Apollo [7:24]
21. Motown Auditions [3:46]
22. Rebbie's Wedding [1:58]
23. J5 Joins Motown [5:01]
24. The Spotlight [5:42]
25. The Jacksons Move to California [6:59]
26. Being a Leader [5:47]
27. Recording Session [5:50]
28. The Early Years Credits [1:39]
Side #2 -- The Success Years
1. J5 Pandemonium [12:31]
2. Tito & Dee Dee [5:50]
3. J5 on Tour [6:32]
4. Jermaine & Hazel [5:46]
5. Adolescence [5:41]
6. J5's New Deal [8:00]
7. "Never Can Say Goodbye" [2:52]
8. Michael Goes Solo [4:08]
9. Joe's Big Mistake [11:44]
10. Motown 25 [5:08]
11. "Billie Jean" [4:05]
12. The Jackson 5 Reunite [4:24]
13. Katherine Talks to Michael [5:38]
14. Victory Tour [5:44]
15. The Success Years Credits [1:15]
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Menu

Side #1 -- The Early Years
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   Special Features
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      PCM
Side #2 -- The Success Years
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    Great movie for any and all Jackson fans, entertaining, inspirational, and loaded with great Jackson hits. I recommend this movie for anyone who wants to know how the Jackson's got their start to Mega-stardom. I enjoyed many hours of watching this movie as I viewed it 3 times when I received it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Michael Jackson and the Fam

    I absolutely love this movie! I have watched this movie over 50 times and I even know all the words to the movie. It's definitely a movie you can watch over and over again and never get tired of it. I give it five stars for the actors, and the concept of the story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    The greatest FAMILY MOVIE OF ALL TIME

    Wonderful movie!!!!! i recommend this movie to everyone!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    I really love this miniseries. After Michael died, VH1 and BET s

    I really love this miniseries. After Michael died, VH1 and BET started playing it and that's how I first heard about it. I was so drawn to it and I decided now to buy it. Amazing miniseries!

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    LOVE MICHAEL!!

    THIS MOVIE IS GENIUS!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE, CAN'T GET ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful biopic about the early success of the Jackson Family

    I discovered this movie when I was watching VH1 late last year and I fell in love with this movie! Now THIS is how a biopic is supposed to be like! Even though the movie shows only "The Early Success" and "The Success Years" of the Jacksons and Michael Jackson's phenomenal solo career, it's very informative and may also explain some of the family's often public troubles. Also, it may help people realize that show business isn't always as glamourous as some celebrities make it seem to be.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great story

    I enjoyed the dvd I am a huge documentary buff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie Of A Life Story Evertold

    If You have never seen this movie then what are you waiting for? It should not be that hard to spot either on tv or right here at bn.com I really love this movie, I am eighteen years old and the very first time I saw this movie was in 97'and I seen it on tv many times after that especially around michael's birthday. This is a must see and although I don't have the dvd yet I plan to get it very very very soon! I am a huge Michael Jackson fan and I just found out that the guy who plays him in the movie died shortly after the movie came out I credit him and the other actors for such a remarkable performace in making me believe I was really watching the jackson 5. The actors even resembled the real life J5. If any film deserved an oscar for best film of a life stroy it would be this and then they would have to close the catogory. Long Live the Jacksons!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best film ever, and will always be!!!!!!

    The jackson 5: An american really touched me and i will never get tied of watching it. All the actors did a get job esecially Wylie who played older michael he did a wondorful job on the moonwalk. He died a year after they did the film. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was so cute and loved him so muchxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FABULOUS!

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE I'VE BEEN WATCHING IT EVER SINCE IT CAME OUT IN '92. I JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE GUY THAT PLAYED THE OLDER MICHAEL DIED 2 YEARS AFTER THE MOVIE CAME OUT OF LUKEMIA. ITS REALLY SAD....I HAD A CRUSH ON HIM FOR A LONG TIME.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT

    This movie is the best miniseries that i have ever seen.the actors look just like the real jackson 5 especialy the second michael.this is a got to see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My favorite movie of all times The Jacksons

    The Jacksons the movie is my favorite movie of all times because I am so in love with micheal jackson. My favorite part was when michael was on stage doing the moon walk. Michael Jackson is the king of pop and will always be. I just wish I could meet him iin peson and tell him how much I like him and the Jacksons movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    From Beginning to End

    I liked this movie. Ive seen it three times . I like the part when michael does the moonwalk and when they sing The Love you save.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the jacksons the bomb movie

    when i first saw this movie it was thanksgiving, dont get me wrong i always loved the jackson five i thought joe was kind of cool he was the best of the movie and angela basset i loved her keep up the good work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie in the World

    I thought this movie was the best movie i've ever seen. I encourage everyone to watch it. I thought the person who plyed the part of Michael Jackson was perfect for that part because he looked a lot like him and he was a very good actor. I love this movie and I love Michael Jackson. I can't wait to buy this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh how I love the Jackson 5!

    The first time I was introduced to this movie was when my dad brought it in from somebody for us as a family movie. The first time I saw it,I liked it.My sister and I couldn't stop watching,the movie we really enjoyed it.That's how I started to love the Jackson 5, from that one little tape.I just knew I had to get there music and I did. I was around 11, and 12 then,now I'm 16 and I still enjoin there music.I found that I just can't grow out of them! I LOVE YOU JACKSON5 FROM YOUR #1 FAN AISHA!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Greatest Made for Tv movies I have ever seen!

    Although, I was not around when the real Jackson 5 group was out and performing, by watching this tape I feel like I was born back in the 70's jammin and enjoyin every part of the Jackson 5 legacy. I absolutely love this movie! Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs really brought out the anger of Joe Jackson. I still cry when I see him beat poor Marlon jackson for not learnin the correct dance moves. My favorite times of the movie is when the group was just starting out and when they became teens. I absolutely loved those years. The actors who played the jackson 5 were excellent! I don't know who can say that this is not the best black ''made for tv movie'' ever made. There are two many words that cannot be written here to express the way I feel about this movie. If you have never seen this movie then you must go out and see it. You will absolutely love it if you are a Jackson fan like I'am.

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    Posted August 17, 2009

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    Posted July 8, 2009

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