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A Family for Joe (1990)

To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

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The premise was that four cute upper-middle-class kids had been suddenly orphaned. About to be split up and sent to foster homes, they located a cranky old homeless man and offered him food... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Mitchum, David Lascher, Ben Savage
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Nick Bankston
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Holly Bankston
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Chris Bankston
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Mary Bankston
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Miss Collins
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George Merkel
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Annie Brewster
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Pete Brewster (as James Hackett)
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Judge Delaney
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To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

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25 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Regular Joe  »

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Praise To the Many Sides of Robert Mitchum
21 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of any Robert Mitchum product. And then, late in his career, this TV series came along and he played this sentimental role as homeless man, who finds a place in a family of 3 enterprising children, without parents--each needing the other. I found it to be less comedy (as some have tabbed) and more about family values. Heart-warming situations every week for about the 6 episodes that it ran.

I was sad when it ended. But a couple of years ago I searched the web and found a commercial source for the DVD of the entire TV series.

Robert Mitchum was so under appreciated for his natural talent. If you look at the body of his work, he could play any type of role. My favorite was "El Dorado". "Promises to Keep" Iwith Tess Harper and Mitchum's son) was a TV movie that showed his softer side. And, yes, he played too many "B" movies. But he didn't care. He liked not being poor and making, as he called it, "easy" money. Did you know he even wrote, acted and recorded "Thunder Road"? He will always be my favorite.


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