Conflict arises between a steelworker and his son. The father wants the boy to have a chance to make more of himself than he did, but the son wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a steel-worker himself.

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Jack Galvin
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Billy Galvin (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
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Mae Galvin
Toni Kalem ...
Nora
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Donny
Alan North ...
George
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Nolan
Barton Heyman ...
Kennedy
Lynne Charnay ...
Margaret The Bingo Queen
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Diner Owner
Maryann Stackpole ...
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David M. Brezniak ...
Cop (as David Brezniak)
Mara Clark ...
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Denis O'Gorman ...
Lead Singer At The Cemetery
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Conflict arises between a steelworker and his son. The father wants the boy to have a chance to make more of himself than he did, but the son wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a steel-worker himself.

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Movie was named after the Billy Galvin (William Galvin) of San Francisco. Based on true events from his life. See more »

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Edited into American Playhouse: Billy Galvin (1988) See more »

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Heartwarming father-son drama with excellent cast.
23 January 1999 | by (Ruidoso, NM) – See all my reviews

BILLY GALVIN is a small, independent production and a gem of a movie. Excellent performances by Lenny Von Dohlen, Toni Kalem and, especially, Karl Malden entertains and illuminates. One of the better father-son dramas due to a tightly written screenplay by writer/directer John Gray and an outstanding supporting cast. Authentic Boston locations add to the authenticity of the project.


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