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American Gothic 1996

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From executive producers Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Robert Palm comes American Gothic, the 90's cult classic about a small town in South Carolina that just might be hell on Earth. Ridiculously involving, relentlessly addictive and filled with unforgettable characters, it's a fan favorite - a triumph of writing and atmosphere - that will chill your bones!

Starring:
Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco

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Season 1

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1. American Gothic

In the premiere episode, the mysterious death of Merlyn Temple, a traumatized young girl, sets off a series of events that leaves some townspeople questioning the motives of their charming sheriff, the last person to see her alive. Dr.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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2. A Tree Grows in Trinity

Fleeing deep into the woods from Sheriff Lucas Buck, young Caleb takes refuge in an eerie, abandoned hunting lodge and is terrified when he discovers a dying man who has been tortured and is being held prisoner there. The spirit of Caleb's dead sister, Merlyn, encourages him to help the pathetic man, one of Sheriff Buck's enemies, who has been kept prisoner by Selena Coombs.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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3. Eye of the Beholder

Sheriff Buck calls in a favor from the local judge who is overseeing Caleb's custody hearing, hoping to ensure his favored status, but he doesn't stop there. A beautiful mirror given as a wedding gift to Crower's co-worker, Dan Trulane, begins to have a strange effect on Dan's new bride.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 46 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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4. Damned If You Don't

Carter Bowen panics when Sheriff Buck wants his teenage daughter to work for him as payback for an old favor. When he refuses, his life begins to unravel. After his wife is mysteriously injured and Buck sends a lecherous former acquaintance to taunt his naive daughter, Carter realizes he is in over his head.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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5. Dead to the World

Gail may have pushed Sheriff Buck too far when she accuses him of foul play in the death of his former girlfriend, who was with him just before her car mysteriously drove off a bridge.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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6. Meet the Beetles

When Jack Drey, a South Carolina state police lieutenant, throws his weight around in the investigation of the disappearance of his adulterous brother-in-law, Hack Weller, Sheriff Buck becomes wary. Drey suspects that Weller's obsession with Selena might have driven a vicious Buck to kill him.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 1 January 1995
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7. Strong Arm of the Law

Sheriff Lucas Buck gets revenge in his own chilling fashion on four men who move to Trinity and set off a crime wave. The four Northerners, who move into Mrs. Russell's boarding house where Caleb and Dr. Crower live, intend to set up their own protection racket.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 3 November 1995
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8. Rebirth

Gail's friend Kristy is about to give birth to a baby girl after suffering two miscarriages. Merlyn observes Kristy's happiness and grows angry over the fact that she has missed out on life. Then she discovers that she can borrow the spirit of Kristy's unborn child and reappears as Halle. She meets a motorcycle-riding young man and has her first experience with love.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 3 January 1996
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9. Resurrector

Radio talk show host Mel Kirby approaches Lucas for help in bringing his show to television. When Lucas refuses Mel and his co-anchor wife, Mel vows to ruin Lucas. Meanwhile, a depressed Caleb decides he wants to give Merlyn a second funeral - by throwing a party for the dead.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 10 January 1996
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10. Inhumanitas

Lucas may have corrupted the local priest, Father Tilden, and he may be able to take his revenge on townspeople who cross his path, but not even he can control the seemingly miraculous activities of the dead Merlyn in her role as gothic avenging angel, determined to make Lucas answer for his many crimes.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 17 January 1996
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11. The Plague Sower

A sudden, mysterious bleeding illness quickly spreads through Trinity, causing death and devastation, as well as the arrival of a new doctor. As the townspeople fall victim to the plague, Matt suffers a breakdown and Lucas turns to Dr. Peele for help. After a romantic encounter with Lucas, Gail is suddenly stricken.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 24 January 1996
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12. Doctor Death Takes a Holiday

Dr. Matt decides to re-investigate the murder of Merlyn. He also is curious when a woman checks into the hospital as Mrs. Smith. Matt soon discovers that the woman is Lucas Buck's mother and is dying because she has a brain tumor. She begins to tell Matt all about the evil of Lucas and how she wants to kill him. Matt becomes even more obsessed with destroying Lucas than ever before.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 31 January 1996
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13. To Hell and Back

Dr. Matt struggles with his alcoholism and the death of his family. Lucas tries to push him over the edge by offering him a drink and forcing the bizarre memories of his wife and daughter. Eventually, Lucas tries to have Dr. Matt relieved of his duties at the hospital. Caleb is bothered by his strange neighbor, Mr. Emmett.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 3 July 1996
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14. The Beast Within

Artie, Ben Healy's brother, holds-up a local store in Trinity for a cheap watch. Ben and Lucas respond to the robbery and Ben accidentally shoots Artie. Artie, injured but still conscious, takes Lucas hostage. Lucas persuades Artie to go to the hospital to have the bullet removed and Artie insists that afterwards an ambulance takes him to the base by 11:00 p.m.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 3 July 1996
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15. Learning to Crawl

Lucas and Caleb forge a bond when facing matters of life and death. After Caleb is electrocuted and dies at the hospital, Lucas steps in and brings the boy back to life. The pair's celebratory fishing trip is interrupted when they encounter murderous kidnappers, who have abducted the head of a tobacco company.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 4 July 1996
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16. Triangle

Upon Gail's announcement, she faints in Lucas' office and is taken to the hospital where she is told that she is pregnant. She knows (and so does Lucas) that it is Lucas' child. Gail threatens to have an abortion and even attempts to kill herself because she knows that she is carrying the evil offspring of Lucas Buck.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 10 July 1996
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17. The Buck Stops Here

Yancy can't find certain files and believes Lucas has them. Billy and Selena go to Lucas' house to look for the missing files and end up making love in Lucas' bed. After their moments of passion, Billy continues the search for the files, but ends his search when Lucas suddenly returns home. Caleb is getting more enthralled with the notion of being Lucas Buck's son.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 10 July 1996
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18. Requiem

Merlyn discovers that Lucas is not dead when she goes to the grave to question Lucas about Caleb's behavior. Because Lucas is not dead, the full potential of his evil powers are not yet recognized. Billy discovers from medical tests that Lucas is not dead. He and Ben dig up the casket before Lucas suffocates. Lucas does not want anyone to know that he is still alive.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 11 July 1996
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19. Potato Boy

Selena reaches out to Caleb and tries to help him with his schoolwork. She begins to spend extra time with him which bothers Lucas. Selena also tries to reconcile with her father who is the reverend at the local church. Ben tries to sort out his animosity towards Lucas by visits to the psychiatrist, Dr. Perry.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 11 July 1996
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20. Ring of Fire

Through dreams and visions, Lucas allows Gail to learn bit by bit what happened to her parents. She learned that her father was abusing her and her mother was having an affair with Gage Temple, Caleb's father. Her father found out about the affair.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 11 July 1996
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21. Echo of Your Last Goodbye

She leads him to a house which turns out to be the place that Judith Temple used to help abandoned children. With Gail they discover drawings from the young children as well as several drawings of Lucas done with a great amount of love by Judith. Merlyn is trying to make Ben aware of the truth about her mother's death.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 45 minutes Release date: 11 July 1996
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22. Strangler

Lucas calls on the ghost of the Boston Strangler to come to Merlyn. Lucas leaves town to attend a convention and Albert De Salva (aka The Boston Strangler) decides to do more than just try to kill Merlyn.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 11 July 1996
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Product details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Director Peter O'Fallon
Starring Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco, Brenda Bakke
Supporting actors Sarah Paulson
Season year 1996
Network NBC Universal
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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