The Beach Boys: An American Family

The Seashore Boys: An American Household is a 2000 miniseries written by Kirk Ellis and directed by Jeff Bleckner.[1] It’s a dramatization of the early years of The Seashore Boys, from their formation within the early Sixties to their peak of recognition as musical innovators, by way of their late-Sixties decline (and Brian Wilson’s starting battle with psychological sickness), to their re-emergence in 1974 as a nostalgia and “goodtime” act.

The film was proven in two elements on ABC Tv, and featured a great deal of authentic studio and session materials by the band, which kinds the backdrop to the story. Music that could not be licensed for the manufacturing, however was essential to the story (such because the Smile album periods, and music by felony Charles Manson, who had collaborated with Dennis Wilson), was stuffed in with sound-alikes, harking back to the unique recordings.

In 2000, Brian Wilson acknowledged of the movie: “I did not prefer it, I believed it was in poor style. … And it stunk. I believed it stunk!”[2] He elaborated additional: “I did not just like the second half. It wasn’t actually true to the best way issues had been. I might wish to see one other film if it was executed proper. However I simply form of turned my again to this one, or my different cheek, or no matter you wanna name it. It was greatest simply to disregard it as a result of it actually wasn’t true to life.”[3] Wilson additionally felt that he was poorly portrayed by actor Frederick Weller (“He was a bit of extra tough than me”) and that there was an excessive amount of protection of Charles Manson (“That was a industrial fuckup”).[4]


  • Kevin Dunn as Murry Wilson
  • Fred Weller as Brian Wilson
  • Alley Mills as Audree Wilson
  • Nick Stabile as Dennis Wilson
  • Emmanuelle Vaugier as Suzanne Love
  • Ryan Northcott as Carl Wilson
  • Matt Letscher as Mike Love
  • Ned Vaughn as Al Jardine
  • Dublin James as David Marks
  • Jesse Caron as Bruce Johnston
  • Amy Van Horne as Marilyn Rovell
  • Jad Mager as Nick Venet
  • Eric Matheny as Chuck Britz
  • Harris Laskaway as Voyle Gilmore
  • Clay Wilcox as Tommy Schaeffer
  • Anthony Rapp as Van Dyke Parks
  • Erik Passoja as Charles Manson
  • David Polcyn as Phil Spector
  • Tera Hendrickson as Carol Kaye
  • James Intveld as Hal Blaine
  • Jessica Shannon as a live performance lady
  • Elliot Kendall as Glen Campbell
  • Steve Stanley as Barney Kessel
  • Trevor St. John as Jan Berry
  • Jacob Younger as Dean Torrence


The Seashore Boys: An American Household was nominated in 9 particular person classes at completely different award ceremonies.

The movie gained three out of these 8 classes that it was nominated in. Listed beneath is the classes that the film was nominated in in addition to for what award:

  • 2000
    • Emmy Awards
      • Excellent Mini-series[5]
      • Single-Digital camera Image Enhancing For A Mini-series, Film Or A Particular
      • Single-Digital camera Sound Mixing For A Mini-series Or A Film
    • Artios Awards
      • Finest Casting For TV Mini-Collection
  • 2001
    • Eddie Awards
      • Finest Edited Miniseries or Movement Image for Business Tv (gained)
    • Excellence In Manufacturing Design Awards
      • Finest Tv Film or Mini-Collection
    • C.A.S. Awards
      • Excellent Achievement In Sound Mixing For A Tv Film-of-the-Week, Mini-Collection (gained)
    • DGA Awards
      • Excellent Directorial Achievement In Films For Tv (gained)
    • Golden Satellite tv for pc Awards
      • Finest Mini-series (nom)

  • The Seashore Boys: An American Household at IMDb

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