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Release Date:
19 April 1984 (USA) See more »
Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration... See more » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
(3 articles)
DVD Playhouse--March 2010
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 18 March 2010, 6:05 PM, PDT)

Actors, politicians and royalty pay respects to Sir John Mortimer
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 17 November 2009, 8:42 AM, PST)

In the Family Way
 (From Backstage. 2 April 2009, 1:59 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)

Laurence Olivier ... Clifford Mortimer

Alan Bates ... John Mortimer

Jane Asher ... Elizabeth

Elizabeth Sellars ... Mother
Michael Aldridge ... Headmaster

Alan Cox ... Son as a Boy
Norman Bird ... Ham
Albert Welling ... Japhet
James A. Downer ... Reigate
Susan Littler ... Miss Cox
Gay Wilde ... Miss Baker
Anthony Sharp ... Film Director
Ann Davies ... A.T.S. Girl
Judy Riley ... A.T.S. Girl
Jonathan Newth ... Boustead
Malcolm Terris ... Thong
Jennie Goossens ... Witmers
Harold Goodwin ... Ringer Lean
Patrick Barr ... Doctor

Esmond Knight ... Judge
Raymond Huntley ... Judge
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sean Maguire

Directed by
Alvin Rakoff 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Mortimer  play
John Mortimer  screenplay

Produced by
John Frankau .... executive producer
Original Music by
Marc Wilkinson 
Cinematography by
Tony Pierce-Roberts 
Film Editing by
Oscar Webb 
Casting by
Elizabeth Sadler 
Production Design by
David Marshall 
Costume Design by
Louise Walker 
Makeup Department
Carol Green .... makeup artist
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... make-up/hair artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Rawle .... second assistant director
Gary White .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Freddie Slade .... dubbing mixer
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist
Other crew
Shirley Cleghorn .... stage manager
Michael Harvey .... location supervisor
Janet Mullins .... production assistant

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Brazil:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The house in which the family live is the house in which author John Mortimer and his parents lived, and which the author lives today. The gardening hat that Laurence Olivier wears belonged to John Mortimer's father.See more »
Clifford Mortimer:If they ever give us another War, avoid the temptation to do anything Heroic! That's my advice to you.See more »
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Sensitive Tale of Family Love, 8 May 2001
Author: gazineo-1 from Brasilia, Brazil

This movie is another sensitive story about the relationship between a aging and temperamental old father (superbly played by Olivier) and a shy, intelligent and good natured son (Bates). Good dialogues, excellent footage of English's landscape but otherwise not a great new point among other movies with the same context (just remember, for example, "Dad", with Barnard Hughes and Martin Sheen).

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