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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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The Highly Acclaimed Romantic Comedy From Edward Burns See more »
Plot:
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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Enjoyable, well written, well acted See more (34 total) »

Cast

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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
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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
David Pultz .... color timer
 
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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Shooting took place from autumn 1993 to spring 1994.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:Repression is not such a bad thing.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, well written, well acted, 29 May 2008
Author: btm1 from United States

I just finished watching this on TV. The story is about several weeks in the lives of three bothers. Circumstances (what they are is unimportant) have caused the two younger bachelor brothers to move in with their older married brother and his family. The script explores the relationships between three loving Irish Catholic American brothers, each with a distinctive personality, and the relationships each has with the women in their lives. It's about real love and romance (not the sappy romantic comedy type), fears of commitment, and the twists and turns these men go through in dealing with that aspect of their lives.

Their Catholicism has a lot to do with the story. At one point Patrick says to his Jewish girl friend, "I go to Church every week; you go to Temple only once or twice a year." She replies, "Yes, but your religion is crazy." Although the most religious of the three, Patrick, goes against the Church's teachings in that he uses condoms; but, he worries about going to Hell should he commit other serious sin.

Marriage to all of them means a life-long commitment. Their mother's life set the standard for them. She had lived 35 years in a forced, loveless marriage until her husband passed away. That freed her to go to the man she had been in love with when circumstances caused her to marry the boys' father. Abortion was out of the question, as was divorce.

Ed Burns is credited with writing and directing the film and he also is very credible as the middle brother. While the entire cast made their characters seem real, the actor who in my mind stood out is Mike McGlone, who plays Patrick, the youngest brother who has a kind of altar boy personality. Perhaps Ed Burns' choice of camera angles gets some of the credit for making his performance particularly memorable, but McGlone brought something special to that part.

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