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Staying Together (1989)

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The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

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Duncan McDermott
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Nancy Trainer
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Eileen McDermott
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Jake McDermott
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Denny Stockton
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Lois Cook
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Kit McDermott
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Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, proclaims one morning that he's hated dealing with chickens the entire time and has finally sold the family restaurant. For his three sons, who counted on taking it over someday, this comes as a shock and begins to break apart their family. No longer big, carefree fish in a small pond, will the boys manage to rearrange their lives and reconcile with their parents? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Brian McDermott: I hope you got a plan, Dad, because I SURE AS HELL DON'T! I'm depending on YOU for those answers because I'm "just a kid," DAD! And that's what daddies are for - TO PROVIDE!
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Hotel Buick
Performed by Levon Helm
Written by Tim Drummond, Lonnie Mack and Stan Szelest
Published by Barn Yard Music (BMI) and Damheel Music (BMI)
Produced by Levon Helm
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Good premise that needed more development
30 March 2002 | by (New Mexico) – See all my reviews

The security that three brothers had with their family and their father's business is shattered without warning when the business is sold. Each brother deals in his own way: one growing up quickly, one capping his anger until he explodes, and the youngest, who is seemingly unaffected, actually being the glue that holds everything together. It's a great idea that with another 30 minutes could have been developed into a wonderful film; unfortunately, in about 90 minutes all that was done was done shallowly. Except for the acting: all the actors, particularly those playing the brothers, were great, and tried very hard to make the film three-dimensional. An OK "feel-good" movie, worth seeing.


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