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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Robbie
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Margaret
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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
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Jeels
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Peggy
Kenneth O'Brien ...
Dr. Simon
Charlie Robinson ...
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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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trumpet | independent film | See All (2) »

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Not a thing in the world . . . except each other! See more »

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27 July 1979 (Portugal)  »

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Elämän pyörteissä  »

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So-so
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Uncle Joe Shannon seems to have been a real box office bomb back in 1978. I seen half of this movie this morning and it had me kind of hooked. You could tell that this movie was low budget even for 1978. The cast is truly a bunch of unknowns with the exception of the legendary Burt Young who went on in good supporting roles in Back to School and Betsy's Wedding. After seeing 14 votes and this getting a 4.8, it breaks my heart.

I feel sorry for this so-so film that is getting harsh ratings. It's not that bad. The production values are low and meager and the acting is mediocre but this movie has heart to it. Worth at least a watch on TV if nothing else is on. Rating: 5/10


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