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Young Americans 

This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training ... See full summary »

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Steve Antin
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Series cast summary:
Kate Bosworth ...  Bella Banks 8 episodes, 2000
Mark Famiglietti ...  Scout Calhoun 8 episodes, 2000
Katherine Moennig ...  Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt 8 episodes, 2000
Rodney Scott ...  William 'Will' Krudski 8 episodes, 2000
Ian Somerhalder ...  Hamilton Fleming 8 episodes, 2000
Ed Quinn ...  Finn 8 episodes, 2000
Benjamin Gravitt Benjamin Gravitt ...  Extra 8 episodes, 2000
Rylie J. Neale Rylie J. Neale ...  Bella's Friend 8 episodes, 2000
Matt Czuchry ...  Sean McGrail 5 episodes, 2000
Deborah Hazlett Deborah Hazlett ...  Susan Krudski 4 episodes, 2000
Charlie Hunnam ...  Gregor Ryder 3 episodes, 2000
Jason Sweet Jason Sweet ...  Mark Johnson 3 episodes, 2000
Gabrielle Christian ...  Grace Banks 3 episodes, 2000
Kathleen Bridget Kelly Kathleen Bridget Kelly ...  Kate Fleming 2 episodes, 2000
Michelle Monaghan ...  Caroline Busse 2 episodes, 2000
Heather Barr Heather Barr ...  Rawley Girl 2 episodes, 2000
Tracy Howe ...  Brian Krudski 2 episodes, 2000
Cyndi Johnson Cyndi Johnson ...  Paige Bennett 2 episodes, 2000
Naomi Kline Naomi Kline ...  Lena 2 episodes, 2000
Matt Mulhern ...  Charlie 2 episodes, 2000
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This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training on the lake. It's mainly told from the viewpoint of Will Krudski, a gifted, genuinely inquisitive student and future writer, who feels guilty having cheated at the entry exams. His roommate, Scout Calhoun, is a school legacy who makes an effort to become friendly with some underprivileged local kids and falls in love with the daughter of a garage owner who turns out to be family. Most of his classmates are golden spoon boys, but still have their problems, among each-other, at home and sometimes with the locals. Actually Jacqueline 'Jake' Pratt is a girl pretending to be a boy as the only way to get in, causing great confusion for Hamilton, the school dean's son, who begins to fall for her. Written by KGF Vissers

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Short-lived spinoff of Dawson's Creek. The character "Will" appeared in three episodes at the end of Dawson's third season. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Dawson's Creek (1998) See more »

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Northern Sky
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by Nick Drake
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Wonderful
7 August 2002 | by wolfhell88See all my reviews

What a great TV show. Thank God this is not "Beverly Hills 90210" and not "Dawsons Creek". It is more serious, romantic, warm-hearted, told with humor and without any stereotypes. Good actors like Ed Quinn who plays a great teacher called Mr. Finn and good stories make "Young Americans" a lot better than usual Teenie-Soaps. The first three episodes have the sensitive songs of Nick Drake in the background. Unfortunately this great show ended after 8 episodes. A TV series that talks about Thoreau, Emerson and Whitman seems a bit too intellectual for a Teenie-show. I wish that one day the producers and the audience will find out how good it was and will continue with the stories.


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Columbia TriStar

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12 July 2000 (USA) See more »

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