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Family Viewing (1987)

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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Hemblen ...
Stan
Aidan Tierney ...
Van
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Sandra
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Aline
Selma Keklikian ...
Armen
Jeanne Sabourin ...
Aline's Mother
Rose Sarkisyan ...
Van's Mother
Vasag Baghboudarian ...
Young Van
David MacKay ...
Man Behind Counter
Hrant Alianak ...
Administrator
John Shafer ...
Private Detective
Garfield Andrews ...
Hotel Bellboy
Edwin Stephenson ...
Video Salesman
Aino Pirskanen ...
Mistaken Woman
Souren Chekijian ...
Priest at Funeral
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Van's father, Stan, is fond of video, always taping scenes of daily family life. But he does not take care of Van's grandmother, Armen. Although he could afford having her at home, she is spending her days watching TV in an old people's home. Van often visits her. He meets Aline, whose mother is in the next bed. Van wants to get his grandma out of the old people's home. Aline will help. Actually, Van, whose mother left, years ago, is looking for a real family life. Written by Yepok

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1 September 1988 (Australia)  »

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A twisted family of watchers
3 April 1999 | by (Sacramento, California) – See all my reviews

This is one twisted family. The 18 year old son Van is involved with his father's live in lover, and his father's phone sex fantasy woman. The family's story is told as if it is all recorded on video and played back in no particular order. The story is very compelling, Van is especially endearing, but the movie is very strange. Still, I recommend it.


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