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Family Sins (1987)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 25 October 1987
Bryan's picture-perfect family isn't all that it appears; Dad loves Bryan's spoiled little brother more than his older son, leading to psychotic behavior on Bryan's part.

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Jerrold Freedman

Writer:

George Rubino
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Farentino ... Gordon Williams
Jill Eikenberry ... Kate Williams
Andrew Bednarski Andrew Bednarski ... Keith Williams
Mimi Kuzyk ... Sara Burke
Brent Spiner ... Ken McMahon
Michael Durrell ... Dr. Hamilton
Tom Bower ... Sheriff
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Judge
Thomas Wilson Brown ... Bryan
Ben Dickson Ben Dickson
Michael Halton Michael Halton
Kate Hawley Kate Hawley
Yuri Lane Yuri Lane
Shane Miner Shane Miner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Casey Michelle Casey ... Miss Hayes
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Storyline

Gordon has a loving wife and two sons, Bryan and Keith, but he favors his spoiled younger son Keith over Bryan, who is defiant and not good at sports. As Gordon begins to yell and hit Bryan, Bryan's behavior slips towards the psychotic side and he takes it out on beings who can't defend themselves until he goes way too far one day during a summer camping trip. Written by GasmaskProductionsBooks

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Junge ohne Ausweg See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

London Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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James Farentino as the father from hell
30 June 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

This was one of the darkest most depressing tv films I have ever seen. It also made me so angry because it deals with child abuse. James Farentino is a cruel, abusive father whos blatant favoritism towards his youngest son drives his older son to murder. Farentino's character makes Bull Mechum look warm and loving. I felt so much rage for this poor boy. As far as I'm concerned they should have put this man in jail. A good title for this film should be Sins Of THe Father.


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