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A Death in the Family (2002)

| Drama | TV Movie 2002
A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.


Gilbert Cates (as Gil Cates)


James Agee (novel), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Mary Follet
John Slattery ... Jay Follet
Austin Wolff Austin Wolff ... Rufus Follet
Kathleen Chalfant ... Aunt Hannah
Christopher Strand Christopher Strand ... Ralph Follet
Bill Raymond ... Father Jackson
Matthew Carlton Matthew Carlton ... Walter Starr
Margaret Askew Margaret Askew ... Catherine Lynch
James Cromwell ... Joel Lynch
Reed Alexander ... Schoolboy #1
P. Andrew Willis P. Andrew Willis ... Schoolboy 2 (as Andrew Willis)
Loudon Wright Loudon Wright ... Schoolboy 3
Mac Pirkle Mac Pirkle ... Harbison's Salesman
Dan Beene Dan Beene ... Blacksmith (as Danny Beene)
David Ducey David Ducey ... Local Farmer (as Dave Ducey)


A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

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2002 (USA) See more »

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Halál a családban See more »

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Franklin, Tennessee, USA See more »

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nice movie perfect drama!
9 March 2008 | by kill-the-boxtrollsSee all my reviews

very nice drama movie for the 2002 its sad because they called it death in the family but I actually cried over some movie people died once but I currently forgot it! A family movie to be watching for lots of good care but make sure don't watch it in the night or before you take a nap it is so drama, boring, and sad if you think it is... I had a very nice time watching it the first time but some of the parts are a bit cheesy but the little boy had to tell the teasing boys to stop witch is good, A death in the family perfect name! My brain was making my body comfortable and soft and I'm still looking for it online cause the youtube users didn't upload it plus it seems to be not around my town and I have to say that this movie is a bit to sad and strange for kids like under 7 and I had to chat about that it seems to have lots of heartbreaking and stuff to upset the little kids under the age like seven cause I have a seven year old girlfriend who likes this movie and when we together watched it (that's when I first watched it) she has never gotten sad or anything I was really delighted to see a dramatic movie like this I love sweet drama movies even the romance ones also the old movies that are in black and white so much!

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