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Staying Together (1989)

The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

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Lee Grant

Writer:

Monte Merrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Duncan McDermott
Stockard Channing ... Nancy Trainer
Melinda Dillon ... Eileen McDermott
Jim Haynie ... Jake McDermott
Levon Helm ... Denny Stockton
Dinah Manoff ... Lois Cook
Dermot Mulroney ... Kit McDermott
Tim Quill ... Brian McDermott
Keith Szarabajka ... Kevin Burley
Daphne Zuniga ... Beverly Young
Sheila Kelley ... Beth Harper
Ryan Hill Ryan Hill ... Demetri Harper
Rick Marshall Rick Marshall ... Charlie
Michael Burgess Michael Burgess ... Workman
Leon Joseph Pinner Leon Joseph Pinner ... Newsman
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Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, proclaims one morning that he's hated dealing with chickens the entire time and has finally sold the family restaurant. For his three sons, who counted on taking it over someday, this comes as a shock and begins to break apart their family. No longer big, carefree fish in a small pond, will the boys manage to rearrange their lives and reconcile with their parents? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, South Carolina, USA See more »

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$4,348,025
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Brian McDermott: [drunk] Act young, stay young - that's my philosophy.
Kevin Burley: [resentfully] Yeah, well, it seems to be working for ya.
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Hotel Buick
Performed by Levon Helm
Written by Tim Drummond, Lonnie Mack and Stan Szelest
Published by Barn Yard Music (BMI) and Damheel Music (BMI)
Produced by Levon Helm
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a little sad, but altogether touching.
5 January 2002 | by jades9See all my reviews

It's the story of three brothers pulling together in the midst of hardship and loss, and learning that the really important things in life are family, love, trust, and forgiveness. The entire cast manages to pull in a powerful performance despite a few lousy one-liners. A great film for fans of true to life problems befalling believable families. Also worth a look for fans of Dermot Mulroney or Sean Astin. They both do an astounding job, often bringing you to tears. Take my word for it and rent this today!


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