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Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

PG | | Drama | 27 July 1979 (Portugal)
A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

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Joe Shannon
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Robbie
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Margaret
Jason Bernard ...
Goose
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Braddock
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Dr. Clark
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Marvin
Ed Call ...
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Bobby Cassidy ...
Miguel
Med Flory ...
Humphreys / Shannon's Musicians - Keyboard
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Jeels
Adrienne Larussa ...
Peggy
Kenneth O'Brien ...
Dr. Simon
Charlie Robinson ...
Policeman
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A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

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Tough luck and no luck. The two luckiest guys in the world. See more »

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27 July 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Elämän pyörteissä  »

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Keep with it, It pays off
30 November 2003 | by (NJ USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with another reviewer, it is low budget, but it still has that vintage late 1970s warm fuzzy glow around it along witht the waste and the emptiness that gets to the pit of your stomach (remember the scenes, in the long run it'll warm your heart. A few nice props being a NJ boy is that Doug McKeon, the actor who plays the little boy, is from Pompton Plains NJ and Mr. Cassidy is in teh NJ Boxing Hall of Fame.


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