A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons ...
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A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons succeed in the jailbreak attempt, the father brings along his cell-mate, a former two time killer, and soon the sons find themselves involved in the pair's murderous crime spree.Written by
Based on true events surrounding a devoted group of brothers who band together to break their dad out of jail; he has convinced the boys he's innocent of murder, but once freed quickly reverts to his wicked ways. After the ever-menacing Robert Mitchum (and partner Stuart Margolin) are loose, they kill an entire family trapped in their car (including a baby!). I was ready to bail right then and there, but the technical aspects of the film are gripping, the acting forceful, and so I stayed through to the end. What a mistake! This is just a vicious little piece of modern pulp, with no point and absolutely no entertainment value whatsoever. I learned nothing about what made these killers tick, or why the brothers were so easily bamboozled. I did keep remembering that family massacred in their car, and it is this ugly image I recall whenever I see "A Killer In The Family" is once again on television.
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