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Directed by
Tom Cohen 
Produced by
Peter Davis .... producer
Cinematography by
Tom Hurwitz 
Sound Department
Peter Miller .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
David Eubank .... first assistant camera

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Great Slice of America, 16 November 2004
Author: chrishorvath from Oakland, California

I remember this as the greatest documentary I've ever seen.

I saw this in film school in a documentary class. It concerns an ordinary man and his family attempting to run a pizza place through hard times in middle America.

The professor mentioned beforehand that, every year, this was the class' favorite; more than any of the more famous and well-lauded films.

And yet almost nobody has heard of it. Family Business played on PBS in the late 70's as part of a Middletown series and it is quite hard to find. The only place I've ever found that has it, wants to rent it for $100 and sell it for $245.

Nevertheless, if you ever get the chance to see it, jump on it. This film will stick with for life.

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