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Fugitive Family (1980)

To the world Brian Roberts looks like a successful businessman, with a lovely wife and two children all living in a dream home. Nevertheless, he has really been working undercover for the ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Krasny

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James G. Hirsch (screenplay), James G. Hirsch (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Brian Roberts / Matthews
Diane Baker ... Ellen 'Ellie' Roberts
Don Murray ... Peter Ritchie
Ronny Cox ... Mike Sylvester
Robin Dearden ... Nancy Roberts
K.C. Martel ... Andy Roberts
William Kirby Cullen William Kirby Cullen ... Mark Simonson
Mel Ferrer ... Anthony Durano
Eli Wallach ... Olan Vacio
Paul Mantee ... Walther
Felice Orlandi ... Fabiani
Sidney Clute ... Sam Todd
Judy Farrell Judy Farrell ... Jennifer Balinger
Bobby Rolofson Bobby Rolofson ... Chip Balinger
Ken Hill Ken Hill ... Mr. Shraft
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To the world Brian Roberts looks like a successful businessman, with a lovely wife and two children all living in a dream home. Nevertheless, he has really been working undercover for the Justice Department to snare a mob boss. When his cover is blown, he has to break the news to his family about the nature of his real job and, worse, that they are now in real danger! Consequently, they are forced into the federal government's Witness Relocation Program. However, the trauma to the family does not stop there, as the gangsters he double-crossed are determined he and his family shall not escape 'mob justice.' Written by Alfred Jingle

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Avaintodistaja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Good film about family and relocation...
13 July 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

While this was a story about the witness protection program, it at least centers on the family, their reactions to moving to Northern California wine country, and how they adjust. Not the usual crime and violence drama, which is a good thing.

Eli Wallach and Richard Crenna (who is always excellent) are interesting in this story, and there are some beautiful scenes of wine country which are rarely filmed (Except in the recent film "Sideways").

Overall, the performances are very good, Diane Baker is also believable, and this is a good little suspense film, if you can find it on VHS or DVD. Recommended.


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