Fear Itself (2008–2009)
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Family Man 

A prisoner must protect his family when he inadvertently switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience.


Ronny Yu


Mick Garris (creator), Daniel Knauf




Episode cast overview:
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
Colin Ferguson ... Dennis Mahoney
Josie Davis ... Kathy Mahoney (as Josie Rebecca Davis)
Stephen Lobo ... John Amir
Brent Stait ... Deputy / Guard Toomey
Nicole Leduc ... Courtney Mahoney
Gig Morton ... Sean Mahoney
Michael St. John Smith ... Sheriff Weller
Terence Kelly ... Reverend
Tyler Playford Tyler Playford
Roberta Mauer-Phillips Roberta Mauer-Phillips
Mieko Ouchi Mieko Ouchi
Chris Aanderson
Jodi Stecyk Jodi Stecyk
Patricia Darbasie Patricia Darbasie ... EMS Tech


Dennis Mahoney is an All-American dad: successful, loving, and all-around good guy. All that changes after a car accident leaves him hanging between life and death. He finds his way back to life... only to wake up in the body of a serial killer named Richard Brautigan, a.k.a. "The Family Man Killer." Even worse is that Brautigan is now in Mahoney's body. With time running out, Dennis must find a way to save his family from Brautigan's murderous intent before he is executed in Brautigan's place. Written by bioguyver43

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When Dennis Mahoney is leaving the house and his daughter says "I'm going to color a picture for you daddy" she is coloring with pink marker. The next second the pink disappears from the coloring book, the marker is nowhere to be seen and she is coloring with green. See more »

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18 February 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The bank executive Dennis Mahoney (Colin Ferguson) is a religious man dedicated to his wife Kathy Mahoney (Josie Rebecca Davis) and children. One Sunday afternoon, Dennis need to go to the bank and has a car accident. Dennis is near death but survives; however he awakes in the body of the serial-killer Richard "Family Man" Brautigan (Clifton Collins Jr.). Soon he learns that they have switched bodies and Brautigan is living with his family. Further, he needs to find a way to save his family from the deranged killer.

"Family Man" is a cruel tale "Fear Itself", with a good but predictable story of a good man that somehow switches body with a serial-killer. The despair of Dennis to save his family is depicted by a great performance of Clifton Collins Jr. The predictable conclusion is very sad and without redemption. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Family Man"

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Release Date:

19 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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