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Staying Together (1989)

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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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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Boy's Life  »

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$4,348,025 (USA)
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While We're Young
Performed by Melinda Dillon
Words by William 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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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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