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The Boss' Son (1978)

Bobby needs money and the easiest way is to ask his father for a job. But Dad decides his son should start at the bottom of his carpet business and earn his way to a better position. Bobby ... See full summary »

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writer:

Bobby Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Asher Brauner Asher Brauner ... Bobby Rose
Rudy Solari Rudy Solari ... Joseph Rose
Rita Moreno ... Esther Rose
Henry G. Sanders ... Charles
James Darren ... Buddy Weistein
Richie Havens ... Albert
Michelle Davison Michelle Davison ... Cleo
Carmen Argenziano ... Ken
Chris Mulkey ... Fred
Gammy Burdett Gammy Burdett ... Bea
Charlotte McGinnis Charlotte McGinnis ... Dani
Piper Laurie ... Elaine
Elena Verdugo ... Betty
Fred D. Scott Fred D. Scott ... Clarence
Jerr Michaels Jerr Michaels ... Dan
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Bobby needs money and the easiest way is to ask his father for a job. But Dad decides his son should start at the bottom of his carpet business and earn his way to a better position. Bobby learns the value of hard work and important lessons from his co-workers.

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Soundtracks

From Day One
Performed by Richie Havens
Lyrics by K. Lawrence Dunham
Music by Richard Markowitz
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An earnest, well-made, very watchable film
11 February 2018 | by pemory09See all my reviews

This is a solid film that deserved a much better fate. It's well-written and directed and the story is compelling. Moreover, the actors are uniformly excellent including those both well known (Rita Moreno, James Darren) and not so well known (Asher Brauner, Henry Sanders, Michelle Davison). In addition, singer/songwriter Richie Havens both acts in the film (he too is quite good) and sings two very listenable songs on the soundtrack. Also, the film approaches issues of race & social standing in a very mature manner.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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