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American Dreamer (1984)




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American Dreamer stars JoBeth Wiliams as a bored housewife whose only excitement comes when she escapes into reading about Rebecca Ryan, the central character in a series of romantic thriller novels. She wins a writing contest and is awarded a trip to Paris. After suffering a head injury, she believes she really is Rebecca Ryan. The supporting cast includes Tom Conti as the man responsible for bringing her to her senses, and Giancarlo Giannini as a mysterious man whose actions help the housewife continue her delusion.


JoBeth Williams
as Cathy Palmer
Tom Conti
as Alan McMann
Giancarlo Giannini
as Victor Marchand
Coral Browne
as Margaret McMann
James Staley
as Kevin Palmer
Huckleberry Fox
as Karl Palmer
Jean Rougerie
as Don Carlos Dominguez
Pierre Santini
as Inspector Klaus
Leon Zitrone
as Russian Ambassador
Alain Flick
as Train Passenger
Yassan Khan
as Train Passenger
Christian de Tilière
as Train Passenger
Robin Coleman
as Golf Buddy
Jeffrey Cramer
as Golf Buddy
Alan Haufrect
as Golf Buddy
Fernand Guiot
as Limo Driver
Jeffrey Kramer
as Gold Buddy
Frank Olivier Bonnet
as Thief on Bike/Man with Matchbook
Pierre Gérard
as Thief on Bike
Yanou Collart
as Marguerite Lasueur
Anna Gaylor
as Woman at Bookstore
Annick Alane
as Givenchy Saleswoman
Michel Bardinet
as Rafael Lesueur
Serge Berry
as Givenchy Manager
Michel Melki
as Crillon Desk Clerk
Jacques Maury
as Crillon Manager
Helene Hily
as Miss Bonner
Vlodek Press
as Russian Diplomat
Jerzy Rogulski
as Russian Diplomat
Beatrice Camaraut
as Embassy Guest
Gilberte Geniat
as Embassy Guest
Alain Janey
as Embassy Guest
Alexandra Lorska
as Embassy Guest
Katia Tchenko
as Embassy Guest
Genevieve Omni
as Embassy Guest
Francois Viaur
as Crillon Night Doorman
Nancy Stephens
as Jacqueline
Hubert Noël
as Doctor At Nightclub
C. Eleanor Heutschy
as American Tourist
Janine Darcey
as Lady on Train
Albert Augier
as Customs Inspector
Guy Montagni
as Cab Driver
Eugeniusz Priwieziencew
as Russian Diplomat
Jerzy Pujszo
as Russian Diplomat
Vic Heutschy
as American Tourist
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Critic Reviews for American Dreamer

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Doesn't hold many surprises.

May 11, 2007 | Full Review…

Williams has been just fine in co-starring roles or as part of ensembles, but she struggles mightily to carry this heavy-handed comedy on her shoulders; still, she's better than Conti, whose miscasting is a perpetual distraction.

September 17, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Resoundingly generic "Romancing the Stone" copycat.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for American Dreamer

Charming caper film with JoBeth Williams obviously having fun and the wonderful Coral Browne in support.

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