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The Beach Boys: An American Family 

This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys". The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Frederick Weller ...  Brian Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Matt Letscher ...  Mike Love 2 episodes, 2000
Nick Stabile ...  Dennis Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Ned Vaughn ...  Al Jardine 2 episodes, 2000
Ryan Northcott ...  Carl Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Amy Van Horne Amy Van Horne ...  Marilyn Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
Jad Mager Jad Mager ...  Nik Venet 2 episodes, 2000
Wendy Phillips 2 episodes, 2000
Kurt Fuller ...  Mike Love's Dad 2 episodes, 2000
Alley Mills ...  Audree Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Kevin Dunn ...  Murry Wilson 2 episodes, 2000
Raegan Kotz Raegan Kotz ...  Deborah Jameson 2 episodes, 2000
Vanessa Dorman Vanessa Dorman ...  Amy Love 2 episodes, 2000
Eric Matheny ...  Chuck Britz 2 episodes, 2000
Clay Wilcox ...  Tommy Schaeffer 2 episodes, 2000
Anthony Rapp ...  Samuel Pierce 2 episodes, 2000
Claire Rankin ...  Diane Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
David Spielberg ...  Irving Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
Annie Abbott ...  May Rovell 2 episodes, 2000
James Intveld ...  Hal Blaine 2 episodes, 2000
Harris Laskawy Harris Laskawy ...  Voyle Gilmore 2 episodes, 2000
Denise Faye ...  Nik's Secretary 2 episodes, 2000
Lara Del Arte Lara Del Arte ...  Groupie 2 episodes, 2000
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This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys". The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about the rest of members of the band. A two-part television movie special. Written by Anonymous

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As a band they rose to stardom. As a family they fell from grace.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Not Rated
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Trivia

According to Brian Wilson, the argument between Dave and Murry, which led to Dave's departure from the band, actually took place inside of a car. See more »

Goofs

Nik Vinet Was "Nick" when he signed The Beach Boys. However, his desk plate says Nik on the plate. He changed the spelling years later in honor of his grandfather. See more »

Quotes

Brian Wilson: Where are you going?
Van Dyke Parks: I'm sorry, Brian. I'm splittin'. The Philistines have uttered thier pronouncements, and I am now bound for Golgotha.
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Alternate Versions

A shorter version later aired on ABC. The character representing Van Dyke Parks was renamed. See more »

Soundtracks

I LIVE FOR THE SUN
Written by Rick Henn
Performed by The Sunrays
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User Reviews

Does anyone know where can I find a copy of this film?
29 July 2004 | by daveh103See all my reviews

This was a great film. As someone who grew up during this period it brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. I seems like it was a much simpler time. The Beach Boys music always makes the think of happy memories! I've seen them eight times. I had heard a lot about the problems Murry caused the group but never really knew just how hard he was on the guys. No wonder Brian has had his troubles. I thought the acting was excellent and, of course, the music was great. I attempted to record it off of television but lost some of it when the tape ran out!! I have searched high and low for a copy of this film. Does anyone know how I might obtain one? Please email me at daveh103@aol.com. Many thanks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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The Beach Boys: An American Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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