The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected ... See full summary »

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George Osmond
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Olive Osmond
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The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their families. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They couldn't live without the spotlight. They couldn't share it either.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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5 February 2001 (USA)  »

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Olive Osmond: Jimmy came home with a bloody lip today. Some teenagers beat him up because he wouldn't smoke drugs with them.
George Osmond: What's the matter with people these days? Everywhere the kids go they're being harassed.
Olive Osmond: Did you know Marie hasn't eaten anything today?
George Osmond: Is she sick?
Olive Osmond: No. Some fool executive told her she was fat. George, I hate LA. It's no place to raise children.
George Osmond: It's where the work is.
Olive Osmond: Why can't the work be in Utah?
George Osmond: Because it can't.
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Connections

Edited from Donny and Marie (1975) See more »

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Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
Written by Christopher Kingsley
Performed by Jimmy Osmond (as Little Jimmy Osmond)
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I'm a little bit country...
12 February 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Ok, I agree that this script had a Leave It To Beaver complex when it came to working out character's problems in a timely, neat manner. But hey, for those who remember the 1970s with fondness (yes, there are a few of us!), this was a pretty fun look back. Sure, the Osmonds were a pretty saccharine bunch, but they did have a few decent, rocking tunes early on (who knew the boys really longed to be the next Led-Zeppelin?). The movie does a great job in recreating their stage act, and the outfits are a total gas (the wigs and sideburns fare poorly closeup, but are sufficient in long shots). Some aspects of this story, such as their religious convictions and sibling rivalry, only got surface deep, but this was not intended to be the next Citizen Kane. Lighten up! I can't imagine any fan of the Osmonds (and there were millions!) being disappointed in this movie. By the way, did anyone notice that the fellow playing the father is D-Day from Animal House?!


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