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Uncle Joe Shannon (1978)

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.

Writer:

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

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Tough luck and no luck. The two luckiest guys in the world. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1979 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Elämän pyörteissä See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Keep with it, It pays off
30 November 2003 | by cardinalone-1See all my reviews

I agree with another reviewer, it is low budget, but it still has that vintage late 1970s warm fuzzy glow around it along witht the waste and the emptiness that gets to the pit of your stomach (remember the scenes, in the long run it'll warm your heart. A few nice props being a NJ boy is that Doug McKeon, the actor who plays the little boy, is from Pompton Plains NJ and Mr. Cassidy is in teh NJ Boxing Hall of Fame.


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