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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Brian McDermott
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Kevin Burley
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Beverly Young
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Beth Harper
Ryan Hill ...
Demetri Harper
Rick Marshall ...
Charlie
Michael Burgess ...
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Leon Joseph Pinner ...
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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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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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$4,348,025 (USA)
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Brian McDermott: Don't we count? We put our whole lives into that business, too, you know? And today it's, uh, "Hey, kids by the way, fuck you. We're closed."
Jake McDermott: Now, we have rules about that word.
Brian McDermott: We don't have rules. You just fucked all the rules.
Jake McDermott: I expect you to be surprised.
Brian McDermott: What are we, huh? Come on, you're lookin' at us. Do we mean anything to you? Are we your sons?
Jake McDermott: Let's just discuss this calmly, all right?
Brian McDermott: Discuss it. Now you want to discuss it. You... you're... you're unbelievable.
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Kit's Theme
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Written by Richard Feldman and Peter Beckett
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Produced by Richard Feldman
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Small Town Family Drama
29 June 2003 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This slightly below average film explores a typical small town South Carolina family through some trials and tribulations.

While it breaks no new dramatic ground, "Staying Together" takes a look at the coming of age of late teen brothers in an average American semi-rural setting.

The talented Stockard Channing heads a handsome cast, all hard working to make the most of an earnest if uneven script.

While the film isn't for everyone, those who can appreciate a story of an average smalltown American family may find these characters and situations of interest. Lee Grant is the director.


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