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Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and line-ups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a... See more »

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Jessie
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Vito
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Adam
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Elaine (as Rosana DeSoto)
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Margie
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Christine
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Doheny
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Michele Dempsey
Marilyn Cooper ...
Rose
Salem Ludwig ...
Nat
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Ray Garvey
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Judge (as James S. Tolkan)
Marilyn Sokol ...
Marie
Thomas A. Carlin ...
Neary
Tony DiBenedetto ...
Phil
Isabell O'Connor ...
Judge (as Isabell Monk)
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Prosecutor
James Carruthers ...
Clerk - 1st Court
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Police Lieutenant
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Tommy (as John C. Capodice)
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Torres (as Luis Guzman)
Dermot A. McNamara ...
Casket Mourner
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Flask Mourner
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Wake 'Suit' Cop (as John P. Connell)
Raymond H. Bazemore ...
'Caper' Guard
Willie C. Carpenter ...
'Caper' Cop
Conard Fowkes ...
'Caper' Detective
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Jimmy Chiu
Hal Lehrman ...
Assistant D.A.
Nick Discenza ...
Detective #1
Ed Crowley ...
Charlie
Arthur Pierce ...
Convict
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Prisoner #1
Jose Machado ...
Prisoner #2 (as José Machado)
June Stein ...
Diner Waitress
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Parking Attendant
John E. Byrd ...
Van Guard
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Desk Sergeant
Elizabeth A. Reilly ...
Phil's Girlfriend
Tom Dillon ...
Tenor
Paul Forrest ...
Tenor #2
Karen Needle ...
Denise
Susan Korn ...
Margo
Aideen O'Kelly ...
Widow Doheny
George Kodisch ...
Wake Cop #1
Mary T. Fay ...
Lady Mourner #1
Patricia Fay ...
Lady Mourner #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Baker ...
Court Detective (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Ronald Rand ...
Assistant DA (uncredited)
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Arresting Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sidney Lumet

Written by

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Vincent Patrick ... (novel)
 
Vincent Patrick ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Lawrence Gordon ... producer
Burtt Harris ... executive producer
Jennifer Ogden ... executive producer

Music by

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Cy Coleman

Cinematography by

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Andrzej Bartkowiak ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Andrew Mondshein

Editorial Department

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Richard J. Rossi ... assistant film editor
Colleen Sharp ... apprentice film editor

Casting By

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Fran Kumin
Meg Simon

Production Design by

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Philip Rosenberg

Art Direction by

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Robert Guerra

Set Decoration by

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Gary J. Brink ... (as Gary Brink)

Costume Design by

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Ann Roth

Makeup Department

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Joe Cranzano ... makeup artist (as Joseph Cranzano)
Bob Grimaldi ... hair stylist (as Robert Grimaldi)
Ilona Herman ... hair stylist: Mr. Connery / makeup artist: Mr. Connery
Peter Mannino ... hair stylist: Mr. Hoffman / makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
Vito Mannino ... hair stylist: Mr. Hoffman / makeup artist: Mr. Hoffman
Craig Lyman ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Lilith Jacobs ... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Ogden ... unit production manager
Ted Zachary ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Haley ... first assistant director
David Hallinan ... dga trainee
Daniel M. Stillman ... second second assistant director
Nathalie Vadim ... second assistant director
Carla Zackson ... additional second second assistant director

Art Department

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William F. Reynolds ... leadman (as Bill Reynolds)
Siv Sandstrom ... art department coordinator
William Sohmer ... stand-by scenic artist
Walter Stocklin ... property master
Richard A. Ventre ... master scenic artist (as Richard Ventre)

Sound Department

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Allan Byer ... sound mixer
Richard P. Cirincione ... sound editor (as Richard Cirincione)
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty ... synclavier engineer
Bruce Kitzmeyer ... sound editor
Jane McCulley ... adr editor
James H. Nau ... assistant sound editor
Peter Odabashian ... sound editor
Maurice Schell ... supervising sound editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist (uncredited)
Susan Sklar Friedman ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Kerry Fulton ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)

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Richard Greenberg ... opticals

Stunts

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Danny Aiello III ... stunt cop
Jery Hewitt ... stunt cop

Camera and Electrical Department

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Norman Buck ... key grip
Michael J. Fabiano ... key rigging grip (as Mike Fabiano Jr.)
James Malone ... key rigging electrician
Frances 'Buddy' McBride ... best boy (as Buddy McBride)
James McGrath ... dolly grip (as Jim McGrath)
Gary Muller ... first assistant camera
Tom Priestley Jr. ... camera operator (as Thomas A. Priestley Jr.)
Andrew Priestley ... second assistant camera
John Seakwood ... still photographer
John Skotchdopole ... camera trainee
Joseph Trammell ... video technician (as Joe Trammell)
William Ward ... gaffer (as Bill Ward)
Chris Hayes ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Linda Carolei ... extras casting
Joy Todd ... extras casting
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gary Jones ... assistant costume designer
Daniel P. Lomax ... costume supervisor: men
Donna Maloney ... costume supervisor: women

Location Management

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Paul Cremo ... location assistant
Stephen Danza ... location manager
Robert McClung ... location assistant

Music Department

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Cy Coleman ... music arranger
Michael Farrow ... music engineer
Sonny Kompanek ... conductor / orchestrator
Michael Farrow ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Leonidas ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Alexis Alexanian ... office assistant
Bruce Bahrenburg ... unit publicist
Stacey Basoff ... assistant: Mr. Gordon (as Stacy Basoff)
Judith Lyn Brown ... production coordinator
Dominique Bruballa ... production accountant
Gerald Cuesta ... production assistant
Hannah Green ... production assistant
Richard Greenberg ... title designer
Eric Holloway ... production assistant
Mary A. Kelly ... continuity
John Kerr ... production assistant
Scott Kordish ... production assistant
Bonnie Kurt ... assistant: Mr. Hoffman
Christopher Mollo ... production assistant (as Chris Mollo)
Danielle Rigby ... production assistant
Kas Self ... stand-in: Mr. Hoffman
Michael Sporn ... title designer
Kellett Tighe ... assistant: Mr. Gordon
Daisy von Scherler Mayer ... production assistant
Abraham Vorster ... production assistant
Tim Williams ... production assistant
Marc Baron ... stand-in (uncredited)
Liz Newman ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Maurice Schell ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and line-ups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past, and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past. So when Adam approaches Jessie with a scheme for a burglary he's shocked, but not necessarily uninterested. Written by Murray Chapman

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Taglines There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Negocios de familia (Spain)
  • Negocios de familia (Argentina)
  • Negocios de familia (Peru)
  • Seimos reikalai (Lithuania)
  • Negócios de Família (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 110 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $2,130,024, 17 Dec 1989

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sean Connery is only seven years older than Dustin Hoffman, but played his father. See more »
Goofs When Jessie McMullen confronts Jimmy Chiu in his car, he calls him by his real name (Wong). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Family Business/Blaze/We're No Angels/The Wizard/The Rosegarden (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Danny Boy See more »
Quotes Jessie: Hey, you bald-headed prick! Don't you ever get caught on the take. Because if you wind up in any joint I'm in, you'll leave feet first.
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