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Family Business (1989)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  15 December 1989 (USA)
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Jessie is an ageing 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 ageing 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 disinterested.... 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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$12,195,695 (USA)
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Sean Connery is only thirty two years older than Matthew Broderick, but plays his grandfather. See more »

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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 »

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Jessie: Hey, you bald-headed prick! Don't you ever get caught on the take. Because if you wind up in any joint I'm in, you'll leave feet first.
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Highly recommended crime movie, a golden oldie, that's all family
2 November 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movie surprises, that should of warranted much more interest when released, theatrically. The story deals with three generations of criminals, all family. Uncle Jessie (Connery) is the no holds barred crim you can't reform. His son (Hoffman) is been lured back into another heist, as his son Adam (Broderick) throws a idea at Jessie, to rob these diamonds. Hoffman, totally against it, soon of course, is in. And what ensues is of course, is what you can pretty well imagine, which carries the rest of the movie off. It's sad to see Broderick's character wreck his golden future, which was ironically law as I remember, as Adam is so grounded, where you can't stand seeing this nice boy throw his life away. I don't why, but I fell in love with this film, the first time I saw it. It's story is unhurried which suits this story, and we actually wanna be part of this gang. We have long, but potent scenes which work nicely, which just as I said, the movie's unhurried. The botched robbery is worth waiting for, while being involving too. Connery's character is a legend.


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