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Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)

Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim try to cope with life.

Director:

Ken Olin

Writer:

James Duff
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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:
James Sikking ... Phil Carter (as James B. Sikking)
Bibi Besch ... Lisa Carter
William McNamara ... Matt Carter
Jayne Brook ... Karen
David Byron David Byron ... Tom
Lori Loughlin ... Allison
Jim Carrey ... Tim Carter
Philip Linton Philip Linton ... Andy
Bennett Cale Bennett Cale ... Kyle
Richard Israel Richard Israel ... Student Actor
Mark Chaet ... Nick
Janice Lynde ... Judy
George Roth George Roth ... Dr. Norman
Parker Whitman Parker Whitman ... Gene
Danielle Michonne Danielle Michonne ... Cindy
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Storyline

A young college student returns from Yale to introduce his fiancée to his family. While there, the relationships between the various family members are tested, and the secrets hidden behind the seemingly "perfect family" front are brought to light. Written by Caleb Spring <crs2481@acs.tamu.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faces in the Mirror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

FNM Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final performance by Philip Linton. The TV movie debuted on the Fox network (U.S.) exactly one month after his death. See more »

Quotes

Tom: How does it feel, Captain?
Phil Carter: What?
Tom: How does it feel to almost lose your child? How bad does it feel?
Karen: Tom...
Phil Carter: I don't know what gotten into you, Tom, but I don't think this is none of your concern.
Tom: I'm sorry, Phil, I'm 32 years old and you don't get to decide what concerns me. See, your standard of conduct might be the sufficient reason to lose your child, but I have to draw the line when it comes to losing mine.
Phil Carter: What children? You don't have any children.
Tom: No, I don't. I don't have any children. I ...
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References Rocky IV (1985) See more »

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What genius buried this little gem?
8 May 2001 | by dennis4See all my reviews

With several dozen movies playing every minute on DirecTV, I make a point of checking Halliwell or Maltin before gambling my time on some loser. I just happened to flick past a scene from Maple Drive where Jim Carrey is being confronted by his father over his drinking.

Wow! Variations on this scene have been played out in my own family with several different sons from two different generations and it had the absolute ring of truth. Plus it had Jim Carrey in something I'd never heard of before and which wasn't listed in any reference I could find. Even IMDB had none of the usual professional reviews. (Another reason I enjoy these viewer comments.)

I missed a lot of this fine movie and hope they run it again on the Fox Movie Channel. But this time they should promote the hell out of it, then consider releasing it theatrically and on DVD.


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