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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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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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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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Duncan McDermott: The boy who wouldn't speak to his father is a good bit. You do it really well, but the prodigal son is good, too. Check it out. I can't speak for the others, but I wouldn't mind seeing your stupid face once in a while.
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While We're Young
Performed by Melinda Dillon
Words by William Engvick (as Bill Engvick) and Morty Palitz
Music by Alec Wilder
Published by Ludlow Music Inc. (BMI) and Regent Music Corp. (BMI)
Produced by Brooks Arthur
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A Coming of Age Movie
7 July 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A wonderful look into the lives of three brothers that are making that giant step into becoming people. Growing up in a small town U.S.A., the McDermott brothers find themselves and their family changed with the selling of the family business and the death of their father. One searches from a place in society with success, as the other searches for love and achievement. Sean Astin leads this wonderful cast of original and very true characters as the more troubled and comical of the three brothers. The overall moral of this story is hope. My final comment, its a nice film for the right audience.


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