The Jacksons: An American Dream
Release: January 01, 1992
Release: January 01, 1992

This two-part miniseries tells the story of the world's first family of music from the early years to the success years.

Posters
Quotes
Joseph: "How much you pay for these malt balls?"
Michael: "A nickel."
Joseph: "What'd you sell 'em for?"
Michael: "A nickel."
Joseph: "You better stick to singing. We're waiting, come on."
Michael: "I want to play store!"
Joseph: "Look, Candy, that's all you been thinking about! We're losing contests, that's your fault! You know, you're the one that gets me so much trouble."
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Michael: "I wanna say a few words. We were embarking this tour for many reasons, but many because of our mother, our father, too for the dream that they had; An American Dream that started a long, long time ago when our ancestors came here. Slaves, perce people beaten down, beaten up. You know, we've come a long, long way from 2300 Jackson Street when my brothers and me use to hope for a color TV. You know, our family wasn't beaten down by poverty and we're not gonna be beaten down by fame either. This is"
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Joseph: "You know, you've got a girl screaming over you right now! You get married, and they're gonna look at you different!"
Tito: "I don't care. I'm gonna marry DeeDee!"
Joseph: "You marry that girl, then it's the end of the Jackson Five!"
Tito: "No, it doesn't have to be! DeeDee won't cause trouble; she doesn't want to come between me and my brothers. She doesn't want to go on tour. She doesn't want nothing but me!"
Joseph: "All this work...FOR NOTHIN'! You are going to blow the whole thing."
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Suzanne DePasse: "So, this is a test. *clears throat* Michael, how old are you?"
Michael: "9. Only I'm really 11."
Suzanne: "Well, you're cuter at 9 than you are at 11. It's called P.R."
Jackie: "Yeah, it makes you more spectacular!"
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Joseph: "We're a family and we're gonna stay a family."
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Berry Gordy: "Okay, 3 key things: First, we need a hit record, I'll guarantee that. Second, we need promotion and great marketing. Third, we need a great show. So, I want all of you brilliant people to put all of your brilliant minds to work because we're taking The Jackson Five all the way to the top and beyond!"
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Jackson Five: "J5! J5! J5! J5!"
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Michael: "James Brown right there! Man, look at his shoes. I'm gonna have shoes like those someday patent & leather."
Joseph: "We're talking about more than shoes here, guys. Mike, we're talking about a whole history of black performers."
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Joseph: "This family is going to stay together! That's the only way this thing is gonna work!"
Katherine: "I can't always be about family. For goodness sake, don't you think they want to be around their friends sometimes?"
Joseph: "This thing is bigger than that. Don't they understand? Boys! Let's go here!"
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Katherine: "You be of good courage, Michael. Don't you be afraid of anything, not of Joseph, not of the fans and what they expect of you. Don't you be afraid of the world out there. And most of all, don't you be afraid of us because The Jacksons are more than a musical group. The Jacksons are a family."
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Joseph: "Black Beatles, that's what they call 'em. Black Beatles!"
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Joseph: "You can't catch him. He's fast as a rabbit."
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Joseph: "You just remember one thing; It's my blood going through your veins...not Berry Gordy's."
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Tito: "2nd ain't so bad. It's better than losing."
Joseph: "2nd IS losing. There's only one winner: First, The Jacksons don't lose contests. Am I making myself clear?"
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Jackie: "Pauline and me were just watching TV. That's all. I hang out with my little brothers all the time; I want some freedom."
Joseph: "You want freedom, you're free. You run away...you stay away."
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Joseph: "Hey, y'all want to fight? Let's do it right."
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Michael: "I'm never gonna sing again!"
Joseph: "Yes, you are!!"
Michael: "Never!"
Joseph: "Michael, get a switch!"
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Jermaine: "Hey man, that was good standing up to Joseph like that."
Tito: "It isn't true what he said. This won't break up the group or anything."
Jermaine: "Of course not."
Tito: "Getting married is the only way out of here. New house don't make no difference, it's still the same inside."
Jermaine: "Stick to your guns, man."
Michael: "Man, I HATE IT WHEN Y'ALL TALK LIKE THAT! About getting married. How could you do that to all our fans?"
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Katherine: "No more beatings, you hear me? No more!"
Joseph: "Michael! Marlon!"
Katherine: "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, JOSEPH! All these years, I've had enough! You cannot do it anymore!"
Joseph: "This is between me and the boys."
Katherine: "The boys are young men now. They have traveled all over the world; they have millions of fans. What are you going to do, ask them to go out get a switch off a tree, bring it in here so you can beat 'em with it? Go to bed, Joseph! GO TO BED!"
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