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American Dreamz Details


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

  • Release date:April 21, 2006


Dennis Quaid
as President Staton
Hugh Grant
as Martin Tweed
Mandy Moore
as Sally Kendoo
Willem Dafoe
as Chief of Staff
Chris Klein
as William Williams
Jennifer Coolidge
as Martha Kendoo
Sam Golzari
as Omer
Marcia Gay Harden
as First Lady
Seth Meyers
as Chet Krogl
John Cho
as Ittles
Judy Greer
as Accordo
Bernard White
Tony Yalda
Noureen DeWulf
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Jay Harik


Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
Andrew Miano
Rodney Liber
Paul Weitz
Robert Elswit
Stephen Trask
Composer (Music Score)
Kathy Nelson
Musical Direction/Supervision
William Arnold
Production Designer
Sue Chan
Art Director
Kerry Kohansky
Executive Producer
Chris Weitz
Executive Producer
Elizabeth Lapp
Set Designer
David Smith
Set Decorator
Molly Maginnis
Costume Designer
David Wyman
Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Middleton
John Hartigan
Special Effects Supervisor
Rawn Hutchinson
Stunts Coordinator
Pacific Title
Visual Effects