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The Brothers McMullen -- Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

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9 August 1995 (USA) See more »
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Sometimes the Best Friends Are the Ones You've Known Your Whole Life. See more »
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Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Irish brothers have to confront their Catholic consciences... See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shari Albert ... Susan

Maxine Bahns ... Audrey
Catharine Bolz ... Mrs. McMullen

Connie Britton ... Molly McMullen

Edward Burns ... Barry / Finbar McMullen
Peter Johansen ... Marty

Jennifer Jostyn ... Leslie

Michael McGlone ... Patrick McMullen (as Mike McGlone)
Elizabeth McKay ... Ann

Jack Mulcahy ... Jack McMullen

Directed by
Edward Burns 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Edward Burns 

Produced by
Bill Baldwin .... associate producer
Anthony Bregman .... associate producer
Edward Burns .... producer
Edward J. Burns .... executive producer
Dick Fisher .... producer
Ted Hope .... executive producer
Joe Pichirallo .... production executive
Judy Richter .... associate producer
James Schamus .... executive producer
Mary Jane Skalski .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Seamus Egan 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Fisher 
 
Film Editing by
Dick Fisher 
 
Production Management
Bill Baldwin .... post-production supervisor
Anthony Bregman .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eden Goldberg .... assistant director
Gallia Hoshia .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John Anthony .... sound mixer
Steve Borne .... supervising sound editor
Christian Castellano .... adr recordist
Jonathan Cronin .... assistant sound editor
Sabine Hoffmann .... sound editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr recordist
George A. Lara .... foley recordist (as George Lara)
Rich Leeds .... boom operator
Mike Marson .... production sound mixer
Branka Mrkic .... additional sound editor
Frank Navas .... boom operator
Scott Pittinsky .... sound editor
Mario Porporino .... production sound mixer
Rocky Reid .... sound editor
Steve Silkensen .... additional adr recordist: Spin Cycle Post
Stefan Springman .... production sound mixer
Reilly Steele .... post-production sound mixer: Sound One
Dominick Tavella .... additional sound mixer: Sound One
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
Andrew Yarme .... production sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sal Coniglio .... assistant camera
Kenny Gronningsater .... Steadicam operator
Leigh Rathner .... assistant camera
Andrew Yarme .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Kent McGrew .... color timer
Dan O'Grady .... negative matcher: JG Films
Dave Pultz .... color timer (as David Pultz)
 
Music Department
Michael Aharon .... composer: additional music
Michael Aharon .... music producer
John Anthony .... music mixer
Thomas S. Drescher .... music editor
Thomas S. Drescher .... music supervisor (as Thomas Drescher)
Kristen M. Johnson .... assistant music editor
Mick Moloney .... musician
 
Other crew
Glen Basner .... production assistant
Chris Cereda .... production assistant
Danielle Dos Santos .... script supervisor
Peter Himmelstein .... title designer
Chris McGovern .... production assistant
Molly McKenna Burns .... caterer: Fine Irish Cooking
Paul J. Memmi .... translator
Nadje .... production assistant
Mick Reed .... production assistant
John Sloss .... legal services: Sloss Law Office
 
Thanks
Alexandre Naufel .... special thanks
Robert Redford .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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98 min
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Trivia:
Maxine Bahns was Edward Burns's girlfriend at the time the film was being made. As a favor to her boyfriend, Bahns agreed to help him with the auditions by reading opposite the various actors trying out for roles. Eventually Burns asked her to take the part, although it meant that Bahns had to forego a trip to Paris to study at the Sorbonne.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the movie, the two main characters are on the sidewalk talking, and a New York trash can jumps back and forth all around them between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Patrick McMullen:What am I going to do with my life? You know I didn't think college was actually going to end.See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Will Remember YouSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Irish brothers have to confront their Catholic consciences..., 2 March 2007
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

EDWARD BURNS is the writer/producer/director/actor of this charming piece of casual film-making on a shoestring budget that he turned out twelve years ago, obviously based on characters he cares about and knows intimately. It has the intimate immediacy of MARTY, another such tale about a lonely Brooklyn butcher looking for true love and the right marriage prospect to end his bachelor days.

In THE BROTHERS McMULLEN we have MARTY compounded by three--namely, the Irish brothers on Long Island who seem to indulge in endless dialog about life, love and the pursuit of happiness while sipping their favorite beers, each involved in a troublesome relationship that has them questioning their inner conflicts born by a Catholic conscience.

It's not exactly up to the Woody Allen standard of such tales, but the dialog is fresh enough and natural, the modest settings are appropriate for the story and the jaunty Irish music on the soundtrack does its job.

Nothing complex here. Just a warm, engaging, occasionally funny tale of average guys struggling with their fixed ideas of moral values, each unable to come to terms with inner conflicts--and two of them simply unable to make commitments to the women they love.

The film is really carried by the three brothers: EDWARD BURNS as the one least able to commit, and JACK MULCAHY and MIKE McGLONE as his troubled siblings.

Summing up: Nothing really special, but it did win a couple of awards at film festivals.

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