Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily uninterested. Written by
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together.
Did You Know?
Producer Lawrence Gordon
described this picture by saying: "Family Business
(1989) is basically a rites-of-passage story. It's about a young man, Adam, who has reached an age where he's ready to establish his own identity and how his father deals with that. It's also about his father's grappling with his relationship with his own dad. He wants to do all he can to protect his son from what he rightly perceives as the dangerous influence of his old man. He doesn't see what appeals to Adam about him - the freedom, the self-assurance. To see that, he has to look more closely at his shortcomings as a father, and that's a very difficult and painful thing". See more
When the Detective is fingerprinting Adam's left hand, he starts with the little finger and proceeds to the thumb. The correct procedure is to always start with the thumb on either hand and proceed to the little finger. See more
Come on. Let's pay our respects to the grieving widow before she falls flat on her face, drunk.
Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner
and Frederick Loewe See more