The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical ...更多>
Joseph Jackson: Black Beatles, that's what they call 'em! Black Beatles! Michael Jackson: Berry once told me a song has to tell a story. I've got a million stories in my head. I'm filled up with music. I just want it to come out. Katherine Jackson: And it will, because there's no stopping it. Marlon: You know, I'm sick of this- promotional tours. When do we get to perform again? Jackie: Hey, man, ask Michael. Marlon: Yeah, sure. "Ask Michael." Who ever sees Michael? Jackie: You need an appointment to see your own little brother. Michael Jackson: We're embarking on this tour for many reasons, but mainly because of our mother. Our father, too, for the dream that they had... an American dream... that started a long, long time ago, when our ancestors came here... slaves... oppressed people... beaten down, beaten up... You know, we've come a long, long way from 2300 Jackson Street, when my brothers and I used to long for a color T.V. We weren't beaten down by poverty, and we're not going to be beaten down by fame, either. 'Cause this is what it's all about. This tour is a celebration. It's a victory. Joseph Jackson: You know, Berry Gordy's not gonna be satisfied until he has one of my boys calling him "Daddy". Katherine Jackson: She never should've given the microphone to Michael. She may never get it back! Michael Jackson: Tell them I liked riding in the ambulance. It was wild with the sirens wailing. Jackie: Hey, Jermaine, why don't you help out the brothers? Talk to Berry. He is your father-in-law. Jermaine: Look, father-in-law is one thing, group is another. Anyway. we got a winning combination. A seven-year run of hits. Marlon: Got no more hits. Jermaine: We'll get it back, man. I'm not running to my father-in-law every time someone's got a complaint. You wanna talk to him, talk to him. Jackie: I wanna talk to him, but he ain't gonna wanna listen. Jermaine Jackson: They ripped off my medallion! Jackie: Hey, I kind of like the whole thing. Suzanne de Passe: How about a giant chocolate candy bar? You can eat it on the plane. Michael Jackson: No. Jermaine: Michael! You never turn down candy. Michael Jackson: Please don't make me go on that plane. I'm scared. I don't want to go on anymore planes ever. Ever! Katherine Jackson: Joseph, stop it! You could wake the dead! No more beatings, you hear me? No more! Joseph Jackson: Michael! Marlon! Katherine Jackson: I'VE HAD ENOUGH, JOSEPH! All these years, I've had enough! You cannot do it anymore! Joseph Jackson:
This is between me and the boys.
Katherine Jackson: The boys are young men now. They have traveled all over the world. They have millions of fans. What are you going to do- ask them to go out, get a switch, and bring it back here so you can beat them with it? Go to bed, Joseph. Go to bed! [Repeated line] Joseph Jackson: Get a switch! Suzanne de Passe: When you get on stage, Michael, you like it. Michael Jackson: Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I don't.