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Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

PG | | Drama | 27 July 1979 (Portugal)
A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

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Burt Young
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Young ... Joe Shannon
Doug McKeon ... Robbie
Madge Sinclair ... Margaret
Jason Bernard ... Goose
Bert Remsen ... Braddock
Allan Rich ... Dr. Clark
Martin Beck ... Marvin
Ed Call Ed Call ... Producer
Bobby Cassidy Bobby Cassidy ... Miguel
Med Flory ... Humphreys / Shannon's Musicians - Keyboard
Larry Hankin ... Sound Technician
James Keane ... Jeels
Adrienne Larussa ... Peggy
Kenneth O'Brien Kenneth O'Brien ... Dr. Simon
Charlie Robinson Charlie Robinson ... Policeman
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A trumpet player, self-destructive after the death of his wife and child in a fire, befriends a crippled youngster and together they battle obstacles through each other's encouragement.

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Not a thing in the world . . . except each other! See more »

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So-so
5 June 2003 | by Charles_BronsonSee all my reviews

Uncle Joe Shannon seems to have been a real box office bomb back in 1978. I seen half of this movie this morning and it had me kind of hooked. You could tell that this movie was low budget even for 1978. The cast is truly a bunch of unknowns with the exception of the legendary Burt Young who went on in good supporting roles in Back to School and Betsy's Wedding. After seeing 14 votes and this getting a 4.8, it breaks my heart.

I feel sorry for this so-so film that is getting harsh ratings. It's not that bad. The production values are low and meager and the acting is mediocre but this movie has heart to it. Worth at least a watch on TV if nothing else is on. Rating: 5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1979 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$494,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,797
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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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