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Family Business (1989)

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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 ... 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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Fifth and final cinema movie collaboration of actor Sean Connery and director Sidney Lumet which they made together. Their pictures are The Hill (1965), The Anderson Tapes (1971), The Offence (1973), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and Family Business (1989), the latter was the pair's first time they had worked together for around fifteen years. See more »

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Two stains on the right shoulder area of Adam's jacket appear and disappear during his argument with his father outside the cafe. 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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Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Almost Like Being in Love
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
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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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