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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 »


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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 ... Wayne
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 Chad Bruce ... FBI agent


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.


Biography | Drama | Music



Official Sites:

Osmond Network





Release Date:

5 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Osmonds See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Marie tells her mom that there is a memo going around the studio about her weight she says there is a memo about me. She pronounces about aboot since the actress is Canadian. Marie is a Utah born California raised woman and would have pronounced it about. See more »


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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Edited from Donny and Marie (1975) See more »


Goin' Home
Written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond and Wayne Osmond
Performed by The Osmonds
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Portrait Of An American Success Story
5 March 2001 | by bob wolfSee all my reviews

Sprinkled with a fine soundtrack and some very good acting, 'Inside The Osmonds' is a bio-pic that documents the meteoric rise and subsequent fiscal downfall of the Osmond family.

The story's main focus is on the family as they attempt to maintain their popularity while staying committed to each other throughout the turbulent seventies and early eighties.

Each family member is given time to develop, but the film focuses mainly on Donny and Marie. Especially, Donny (Patrick Levis) as he must endure his forced transition from praised musician to a veritable laughing stock on his daily variety show.

Many things are touched upon throughout the film, including the family's devotion to religion and Marie's weight problem which is merely glanced but not truly elaborated upon. One element that was allowed to flourish was the family's manipulation at the hands of television and recording executives.

The family remains consistently close until final scene when they lose all of their savings. Unlike other movies where this might have been a huge tragedy, in this film, the impact is sort of anti-climactic. They haven't really lost anything, they still have each other and to them, at least, that is truly all that matters.

Look for fine performances by Bruce McGill, as the over-protective but loving father George, and Veronica Cartwright, as the comforting Olive. The film will leave a sweet taste in your mouth, especially the final frame where the real Osmonds take center stage, where they belong, singing 'He aint' heavy, He's my brother'. Look for this one!

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