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American Dreamz [videorecording] /

by Weitz, Paul; Grant, Hugh; Quaid, Dennis; Moore, Mandy; Dafoe, Willem; Coolidge, Jennifer; Elswit, Robert; Trask, Stephen; Universal Pictures (Firm); Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006Edition: Full screen.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 141706658X :; 9781417066582.Language note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.Title notes: $19.99 10/8/2009 (hm)Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Reality television programs -- United States -- Drama | Singers -- United States -- Drama | Competition (Psychology) -- Drama | Programas de televisión -- Estado Unidos -- Teatro | Cantantes -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro | Feature films | Comedy films | Musical films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Comedy -- Feature | Musical -- Feature | Comedy films | Musical filmsCast: Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Golzari, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Klein, Seth Meyers, John Cho, Judy Greer, Bernard White, Tony Yalda.Summary: "American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale.
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The President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) seems to be having a nervous breakdown after picking up a newspaper for the first time in four years, and when his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) determines to get the Commander in Chief out of his pajamas and back into the spotlight, the stage is set for a talent contest that the nation will never forget. To President Staton, the world is a fairly black-and-white place, but a glance at the daily headlines on the eve of his reelection leaves the most powerful man in the free world shaken to the very core. Now determined to read as much as possible in order to best assess the opinions of the general public, President Staton locks himself away and obsessively begins taking in as much information as humanly possible. With concern about the President's mental health soon taking precedence over all other issues in the White House, his nervous Chief of Staff attempts to get the Commander in Chief back in the public eye by booking him as a guest judge on television's top-rated talent show, "American Dreamz." A weekly ratings juggernaut hosted by self-loathing celebrity Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), "American Dreamz" cashes in on the dominant culture of celebrity by affording everyday Americans the opportunity to be catapulted into stardom. As "American Dreamz" hopefuls Sally (Mandy Moore) and Omer (Sam Golzari) progress to the final round and the President takes his seat on the panel, an unexpected revelation about one of the finalists promises to make this season finale the biggest ratings grabber in television history. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

$19.99 10/8/2009 (hm)

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Coolidge, Sam Golzari, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Klein, Seth Meyers, John Cho, Judy Greer, Bernard White, Tony Yalda.

Director of photography, Robert Elswit ; editor, Myron I. Kerstein ; music, Stephen Trask ; costume designer, Molly Maginnis ; production designer, William Arnold.

MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief strong language and some sexual references.

"American Dreamz" is a wildly popular television singing contest program that has captured the country's attention. This new season showcases a competition between Sally, a young Midwestern gal and Omer, a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County. The recently depressed President of the United States wants in on the craze and signs up for the potentially explosive season finale.

Bonus features: Feature commentary with director Paul Weitz and actor Sam Golzari; Dance dreamz: choreographer Jennifer Lee teaches breaks down the contestants' dances into fail-proof, easy-to-follow steps. Center stage: Sally Kendoo, join Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore) through a tour of wardrobe, hair and make-up departments as she is transformed into an "American Dreamz" contestant.

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