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Encyclopedia > American Dreamz
American Dreamz
Directed by Paul Weitz
Produced by Rodney M. Liber
Andrew Milano
Chris Weitz
Paul Weitz
Written by Paul Weitz
Starring Hugh Grant
Dennis Quaid
Mandy Moore
Willem Dafoe
Marcia Gay Harden
Chris Klein
Jennifer Coolidge
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) April 21, 2006
Language English
Budget $17,000,000 [7]
IMDb profile

American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy film that satirizes both American politics and popular entertainment. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (534x755, 76 KB) Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the movie or the studio which produced the movie in question. ... Paul Weitz (born 1966 in New York, New York) is a film director and screenwriter. ... Chris Weitz (born 1970 in New York, New York) is the producer and director (along with brother Paul Weitz) of American Pie, About a Boy, and other movies. ... Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. ... Amanda Mandy Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ... Marcia Gay Harden Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Chris Klein Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. ... Jennifer Coolidge (b. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ...


Director Paul Weitz has stated that the movie is meant to satirize both the TV show American Idol and the George W. Bush administration.[1] Reviews were lukewarm[2] and business was disappointing.[3] Paul Weitz (born 1966 in New York, New York) is a film director and screenwriter. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... George W. Bush administration is the administration of the 43rd president of the United States of America, 2001-present George H. W. Bush administration is the administration of the 41st president of the United States of America, 1989-1993 This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise...

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Plot summary

On the morning of his re-election, US President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his black and white view of the world, holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal favorite), the weekly talent show American Dreamz, a show similar in format to the modern-day American Idol. For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American actor. ... Look up Pajamas in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... William Dafoe, Jr. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


America cannot seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore), a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend, and Omer (Sam Golzari). Hugh John Mungo Grant[1] (born September 9, 1960) is a Golden Globe-winning English actor. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... Amanda Mandy Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Sam Golzari (born July 12, 1979, Hammersmith, London, England), an actor in the United States. ...


Because Omer's mother died in the Middle East in an American attack, he joined a group of terrorists. He was an actor in an instruction film for terrorists, but he was too clumsy, and his interest in Western music was frowned upon. Therefore he was sent to the U.S. to await further instructions, but the leaders expected they could not use him. He moved to Southern California to live with his extended family there, including his effeminate cousin Iqbal (Tony Yalda) and the beautiful Shazzy (Noureen DeWulf). Iqbal hoped to be selected to participate in American Dreamz, but Omer is selected instead. Iqbal becomes his manager. For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Tony Yalda (sometimes credited as Anthony Yalda) is an actor born to Assyrian parents in Beirut, Lebanon on March 2, 1981. ... Noureen DeWulf (born February 28, 1983 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. ...


Omer's terrorist organization now sees an opportunity: Omer is instructed to do his best to try to make it to the finale, and kill the President in a suicide attack. He succeeds in getting to the finale. Security is bypassed by assembling the bomb after the security check, in the toilet, from small parts smuggled in. Small pieces of explosives are disguised as chewing gum. Omer agrees, but changes his mind and disposes of the bomb in the trash can. For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... A suicide attack is an attack on a military or civilian target, in which an attacker — either an individual or a group — intends to kill others and knows he or she will most likely die (see suicide). ...


Sally is the other finalist. Earlier she dumped her boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein). He went into the army, was wounded in Iraq, and came back to the U.S. For the purpose of the show, Sally pretends she still loves William. However, he sees Sally having sex with Martin, and is furious. After he finds the bomb in the trash can, he comes on stage and threatens to detonate it. While the other people evacuate, William starts singing and Martin films it. As William reaches the end of the song, he detonates the bomb by walking into the camera, killing both himself and, as far as we can tell, Martin. The film then cuts to shots of people dialing up their cell phones to vote in for the winner. It is eventually revealed that William is the winner of American Dreamz. Chris Klein Christopher Frederick Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor. ...


The end of the film reveals what each of the characters went on to do after the end of last season. Omer went on to become a successful star of his own Broadway revue. At the end of the film he appears in a scene from the musical Grease. The President makes his wife his new Chief of Staff. And Sally Kendoo becomes the new host of American Dreamz. Grease is a musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. ...


Box office

American Dreamz opened on April 21, 2006 and made $3.7 million in its first weekend, placing ninth.[4] The film had a total domestic gross of $7.2 million and an international gross of $9.2 million, for a total gross of $16.4 million.[5] It had its widest release in its opening weekend, opening in 1,500 theatres nationwide,[6] and ended its national release after only four weeks on May 28, 2006. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the Netherlands, the film debuted at #7, dropping to #10 in its second week. As of June 14, 2006, the film has grossed a total of 92,432 in the Netherlands. June 14 is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “EUR” redirects here. ...


In Spain, the film debuted at #11, earning $109,681 in 50 theatres. The following week dropped to #15, grossing $58,467.


References

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  4. ^ Weekend Box Office Results for April 21-23, 2006.[4] BoxOfficeMojo.com
  5. ^ American Dreamz (2006)[5] BoxOfficeMojo.com
  6. ^ Solid Silent Hill, So-So Sentinel, Shattered American Dreamz."[6] BoxOfficeMojo.com

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