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Staying Together (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 November 1989 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Duncan McDermott
Nancy Trainer
Eileen McDermott
Jake McDermott
Denny Stockton
Lois Cook
Kit McDermott
Brian McDermott
Kevin Burley
Beverly Young
Beth Harper
Ryan Hill ...
Demetri Harper
Rick Marshall ...
Michael Burgess ...
Leon Joseph Pinner ...


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 <>

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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Boy's Life  »

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A Coming of Age Film
5 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I had the unknown honor of talking with Troma's Llyod Kaufman a few years back when he visited Providence for their film festival. Talking about movies, Llyod made the comment that "a girl always gets naked in a Coming of Age film." In this case, Llyod was correct. Along with the story lines of redemption, meaning, and brotherhood, Daphne Zuniga appears naked as well. A wonder look into the lives of three brothers and their transformation into adulthood in the center of small town, USA. Great character development and a wonderful story. All in all, a good movie

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