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American Dreamer 

Following the death of his wife, a world-travelling reporter decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind, packs up his kids and moves to a quiet little town in Wisconsin, ... See full summary »

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Susan Seeger
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Urich ...  Tom Nash 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Carol Kane ...  Lillian Abernathy 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Chay Lentin Chay Lentin ...  Rachel Nash 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Johnny Galecki ...  Danny Nash 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Margaret Welsh ...  Holly Baker 17 episodes, 1990-1991
Jeffrey Tambor ...  Joe Baines 17 episodes, 1990-1991
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Following the death of his wife, a world-travelling reporter decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind, packs up his kids and moves to a quiet little town in Wisconsin, where he takes a job as a columnist in the local paper. His kids don't adjust so well to the move, and his former boss is constantly showing up to try and talk him into coming back, but as he begins to get into the swing of things, he grows accustomed to his new home. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

13 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Mann der Träume See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This was a damned good show!
6 June 2006 | by billy_w71See all my reviews

It seems like whenever a good show finally makes it on air the TV execs kill it before it has a chance to catch on.

I hate that everything is so ratings driven at times because this was a really decent show about a man struggling with loss while raising two great kids and struggling with mid-life.

Robert Urich brought a lot of soul to this show as only he could. It is rather melancholy to think about him during this show now. He looked as strong as he did when he played football but only a few years later he would be diagnosed with cancer.

I loved the parts of the show where the set and background would fade to darkness with him there by himself, exposed and pontificating about some great insight into his life or existence. At other times, he would have conversations by himself like we all do in the isolated parts of our mind or deep thoughts.

I hate that Urich was taken away from us so soon. He was a fine actor.


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