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Inside the Osmonds (2001)

The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected ... See full summary »

Director:

Neill Fearnley

Writer:

Matt Dorff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce McGill ... George Osmond
Veronica Cartwright ... Olive Osmond
Joel Berti ... Alan Osmond
Trevor Blumas ... Older Jimmy
Ryan Kirkpatrick Ryan Kirkpatrick ... Merrill
Jason Knight Jason Knight ... Wayne
Miklos Perlus Miklos Perlus ... Jay
Patrick Levis Patrick Levis ... Donny Osmond
Thomas Dekker ... Young Donny
Janaya Stephens ... Marie Osmond
Taylin Wilson Taylin Wilson ... Young Marie Osmond
Taylor Abrahamse Taylor Abrahamse ... Young Jimmy Osmond
Colin Ferguson ... Mike Curb
Adrian Hough ... Rick Hall
Chad Bruce ... FBI agent
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The story of the personal lives and professional careers of the show-business family The Osmonds, and how the stresses and strains of their careers and the turbulent '70s and '80s affected their relationships with each other and their families. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They couldn't live without the spotlight. They couldn't share it either.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Osmond Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Osmonds See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Family Attorney: Chapter 11, you file for bankruptcy all debts are cancelled.
George Osmond: No. This family will not betray those who trusted and believed in us. We will not run from our debts.
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Connections

Edited from The Andy Williams Show (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Leaving It Up To You
Written by Dewey Terry and Don Harris
Performed by Donny Osmond and Marie Osmond
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A Chopped-Up Miniseries
30 March 2001 | by SchlockmeisterSee all my reviews

This made-for-TV movie has the look of a mini-series that was perhaps 2-3 nights long originally but at the last minute was only given one night by the networks. So the editors worked furiously chopping it all down to one night. It really shows. This movie will only work for you if you are an Osmond fan and know much about the biographical details of their lives. If you don't know much about the family, prepare to be lost frequently. The brothers look so similar in this movie that it is too easy to get them mixed up. The age progression that suddenly takes place with no word of explanation does not help either, as soon as you have figured out who everyone is, the people playing them are switched on you. This is the story of some Mormon boys who merely wanted to be "the next Led Zeppelin" ( I'm serious! ) and their fathers attempts to keep them true to their Mormon faith and ideals, all the while he is squandering their hard earned money away. That this film was produced by Jimmy Osmond is rather surprising as the Osmonds have always tended to keep hush-hush about anything less than a perfect family image. I thought that father George must have died, which would explain this movie's critical tone in regards to him, but no, at the end, he is trotted out on stage with the family. See this as a second feature with an earlier Osmond produced film called "Side By Side: The True Story Of The Osmond Family", and you will have a 4 hour epic story of the Osmond family...if you want that.


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