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Family Business (1989)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together.

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15 December 1989 (USA)  »

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Negocios de familia  »

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$12,195,695 (USA)
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Sean Connery is only seven years older than Dustin Hoffman, but plays his father. See more »

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When Vito leaves the lawyer's office in the parking lot he asks the attendant if he saw a Cadillac Fleetwood leaving. The car they were driving was actually an Eldorado. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: Aww shit, anybody embarrassed about doing time is a goddamn snob. You do your time nice, don't rat anybody out, never take it in the ass, what's there to be embarrassed about huh?
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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
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Better than the lazy copying tripe nowadays despite its flaws
14 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you're a jerk with little sensibility that knows nothing about the process of making movies but likes to pick apart films as if a professional ..then by all means believe the bad reviews here and skip this movie.

As many problems as this film may have, god, i sure wish they still made them like this. Real human to human relationships and interactions without dumb sensationalized curve balls thrown at you to ruin the reality and truth of the experience. i thoroughly enjoyed it despite any minor disappointments with the story along the way. decent writing, great acting, and sure handed direction.

Don't pay any mind to the many laymen naysayers sittin in their recliner snarfflin down popcorn who assume a position of expertise above these tried, proved and truly talented professionals.


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