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Staying Together (1989)

The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

Director:

Lee Grant

Writer:

Monte Merrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Duncan McDermott
Stockard Channing ... Nancy Trainer
Melinda Dillon ... Eileen McDermott
Jim Haynie ... Jake McDermott
Levon Helm ... Denny Stockton
Dinah Manoff ... Lois Cook
Dermot Mulroney ... Kit McDermott
Tim Quill ... Brian McDermott
Keith Szarabajka ... Kevin Burley
Daphne Zuniga ... Beverly Young
Sheila Kelley ... Beth Harper
Ryan Hill Ryan Hill ... Demetri Harper
Rick Marshall Rick Marshall ... Charlie
Michael Burgess ... Workman
Leon Joseph Pinner Leon Joseph Pinner ... Newsman
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Storyline

Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, proclaims one morning that he's hated dealing with chickens the entire time and has finally sold the family restaurant. For his three sons, who counted on taking it over someday, this comes as a shock and begins to break apart their family. No longer big, carefree fish in a small pond, will the boys manage to rearrange their lives and reconcile with their parents? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy's Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,020,777, 12 November 1989

Gross USA:

$4,348,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,348,025
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Reunites Stockard Channing and Dinah Manoff, who starred together in Grease (1978) as Pink Ladies Rizzo and Marty. See more »

Quotes

Brian McDermott: I don't give a damn about your reasons. Your reasons are crap! You didn't TELL us! You told other people, though, didn't ya? For all I know, this whole fucking town knows about it! But not us. No, not us. What are we, huh? Do we mean anything to you? No, we're just kids, right? Kids can't be trusted. And if your own father can't trust you, then who the hell can?
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Connections

Features Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Lean on Me
Performed by Levon Helm
Written by Bill Withers
Published by Interior Music Corp. (BMI)
Produced by Levon Helm
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Staying True
14 June 2018 | by dallasryanSee all my reviews

Staying Together is cliched at times but ultimately it's an honest script with honest relationships and pretty good acting all around by the three leads.

A film that always kind of touches the heart a little and makes you smile, definitely worth the watch for the endearment.

Also Daphne Zuniga is worth watching on this one too.


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