Synopsis: In "America," Dr. Maureen Brennan, a psychiatrist at a youth treatment center, encounters her newest patient, a bi-racial boy named America. Through their sessions, Dr. Brennan helps America come to terms with his roller-coaster life, which began when he was taken by authorities from his crack-addicted mother, and placed into foster care as an infant. The short time of stability in his life occurred when America lived with Mrs. Harper, the elderly nanny to one of his foster families. Later reunited with his mother, she soon abandons America and he is again placed into foster care. Lagging behind in school and full of anger, America retreats further away from society after years of sexual abuse. After attempting suicide, America is placed in a treatment center where Dr. Brennan helps him open up about his painful past and discover the support and courage he needs to get his life back on track.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Yves Simoneau
  1 win & 9 nominations.
89 min

- That's right, communicate!

We're gonna get this ball going

as fast as we can around the room.

Hold up. Heads up, heads up. Hold up!

Come on, get it around, get it around.

I like this, I like what I'm

seeing! Come on! Good job! Good job!

Good tossing, good

tossing, good tossing!

Get it around here. Right.

Come on, come on, come on.

Team work! Team work! Come

on. Good job, good job!

Hot potato, hot potato,

hot potato, two. One to you!

- Get the ball over here.

- Right here.

- Yo, man, what's up?

- Yo, you all right?

You just gonna

leave? Just like that?

All right. Well,

don't forget to write.

- All right, hot potato back in!

- Come on, guys.

Let's go! Let's go! Let's

go! Let's go! Let's go!

Shut up!

You know, we've been here a long time.

You think you're ever gonna talk to me?

You got my file. Read it.

I read it. It's full

of facts, not feelings.

I'd much rather talk to

you than read about you.

I'm too tired.

You know, I'm kind

of tired myself.

How about we just end today a little bit

early and start again tomorrow morning?

- Okay.

- Okay.

I'll see you tomorrow.

- Got nowhere to go?

- What?

I don't know. Seem lonely

sitting here by yourself,

so I figured you had nowhere

to go for the weekend.

Fish is one of the lucky ones. He

always has places to go on the weekends.

It's hard at first, you know,

adjusting and everything,

but trust me, it'll be fine.

You know, you kind

of look all mixed up,

like you have a little

bit of everything in you.

Your name fits you, America.

I'm in America, I'm in America

I'm in America and America is me!

And we live in

Michigan, in America.

- I'm America.

- Hot dog! Yes, you are.

Yes! America is a place where

we live, and it's also your name.

- I'm in America, and America is me.

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Joyce Eliason

Joyce Eliason (born May 14, 1934) is an American television writer and producer. She is best known for writing TV miniseries including Titanic and The Last Don, and for the TV film The Jacksons: An American Dream. Eliason was one of the writers for the hit television series Love, American Style and wrote her first screenplay Tell Me a Riddle in 1980.Eliason wrote two books before becoming a screenwriter, Fresh Meat/Warm Weather in 1974 and Laid Out in 1976. more…

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