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We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 8 April 2002
Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Joyce Carol Oates (novel), Joyce Eliason (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Beau Bridges ... Michael Mulvaney, Sr.
Blythe Danner ... Corinne Mulvaney
Tammy Blanchard ... Marianne Mulvaney
Tom Guiry ... Judd Mulvaney, Narrator (as Thomas Guiry)
Jacob Pitts ... Patrick Mulvaney
Mark Famiglietti ... Mike Mulvaney Jr.
Shawn Roberts ... Zachary Lundt
Colin Ferguson ... Dr. Witt
Leigh Enns ... Trish La Porte
John O'Callaghan ... Abelove
Jon Ted Wynne ... Mort Lundt
Wayne Nicklas Wayne Nicklas ... Ray Pringle
Chris Sigurdson Chris Sigurdson ... Deputy Harris (as Christopher Sigurdson)
Muriel Hogue Muriel Hogue ... Lydia Bethune
Robert Huculak Robert Huculak ... Coach Hanson
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Based on the novel by the same name, We Were the Mulvaneys is a sensitive portrayal of one family's journey as they face conflict, fear, tragedy and ultimately, themselves.

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Family was everything. Until everything fell apart.

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Change of Heart See more »

Filming Locations:

Carman, Manitoba, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

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Fodder for hanky wringers
20 March 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

"We Were the Mulvaneys" tells of a nauseatingly, oh so perfect family not unlike "Father Knows Best" or "Ozzie and Harriet" who suffer a tragedy, a rape, which begins a chain of events resulting in the fission of the nuclear family. Pausing to dwell on the emoting while skipping through time for the rest of the story, everything which happens in this squeaky clean contrivance seems to be little more than an excuse for melodrama making this film just more low budget TV drama queen fodder for Lifetime channel hanky-wringers. Pretty awful stuff made for those who can swallow huge choking gulps of stereotypes, cliches, and melodrama. Recommended for soap opera fans and the like. You know who you are. (C+)


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