Isaiah Stern is a wealthy, but dying, toy manufacturer. Once more Stern has gathered together his grown sons to once more revise his will. Three of the four boys are used to these ... See full summary »

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Isaiah Stern is a wealthy, but dying, toy manufacturer. Once more Stern has gathered together his grown sons to once more revise his will. Three of the four boys are used to these idiosyncratic changes, and have come to accept them: the fourth son , a married psychologist, is heavily in debt and doesn't like his thin share of the pie, which sparks a confrontation. The remaining sons, are a bachelor who runs the family store, an indecisive sort who still lives at home, and daddy's favorite, a closet homosexual. Written by Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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Touted as a Serious Milton Berle performance, but notable for the Four Sons
28 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This came out being hailed as Milton Berle in a serious role as the dying, wealthy father of fours sons and now he seeks to make amends or keep things civil until he passes, but it is the relationship of the four sons to one another that is compelling. Berle dies midway through this program (notice which son he calls for as he passes) and then it is up to the sons to repair the damage that their father's failure has inflicted upon them. Jerry, played by Jeff Marcus, is the youngest and is gay. When he comes out to his oldest brother, it isn't pretty. The other sons, Norman (David Garfield, John Garfield's only son), Bobby (Richard Greene) and Phil (David Rosenbaum). One of the sons has very unscrupulous plans for his part of the inheritance after Dad dies as well. Aside from Berle, the only other person with a name in this thing was Brian Benben, who played Jerry's lover, who is confronted by one of the other brothers in a plea for a new family, as the old one seems to be crumbling apart. Overall, a very captivating program that would be worth seeing again.


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