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A Family Man (2016)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2017 (USA)
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A headhunter whose life revolves around closing deals in a survival-of-the-fittest boiler room, battles his top rival for control of their job placement company -- his dream of owning the company clashing with the needs of his family.


Mark Williams


Bill Dubuque
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Credited cast:
Alison Brie ... Lynn Wilson
Gerard Butler ... Dane Jensen
Gretchen Mol ... Elise Jensen
Willem Dafoe ... Ed Blackridge
Dustin Milligan ... Sumner
Alfred Molina ... Lou Wheeler
Kathleen Munroe ... Toni
Anupam Kher ... Dr. Savraj Singh
Mimi Kuzyk ... Bernadine
Maxwell Jenkins ... Ryan Jensen
Julia Butters ... Lauren Jensen
Mayko Nguyen ... Teacher
Dwain Murphy ... Antoine
Stephen Bogaert ... HR Manager
Sadie Munroe ... Kid #1


As the boss (Willem Dafoe) of a Chicago-based headhunter prepares to retire, Dane Jensen (Gerard Butler), who works at the Blackridge Recruiting agency arranging jobs for engineers, vies to achieve his longtime goal of taking over the company going head-to-head with his ambitious rival, Lynn Vogel (Alison Brie). However, Dane's 10-year-old son, Ryan (Maxwell Jenkins), is suddenly diagnosed with cancer and his professional priorities at work and personal priorities at home begin to clash with one another. Written by LuzerneCountySheriff

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Is Director Mark Williams directorial debut. See more »


Lou Wheeler: All families got problems but you only got one.
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References The Godfather: Part III (1990) See more »


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Written and performed by Simon Miminis
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A beautiful example of carefully crafted character building
15 September 2016 | by michaeljtrubicSee all my reviews

Everyone of these characters has depth and is very well textured.

There really wasn't a minor character. There were extras of course but the small selection of characters each had at least two scenes showing 2 different traits that added richness to themselves and to what they had to offer to the primary story line.

Even among the films available to fans of the 2016 festival this one stands out.

A better example of character building I have not seen at this festival. Every film maker has something to learn from watching this film.

So very well done - thank you.

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