Family BusinessDirector: Sidney Lumet, Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick
You've probably already guessed that the Family Business in this all-star melodrama is the business of crime. Adapted from a novel by Vincent Patrick, the film stars Sean Connery as Jessie McMullen, the patriarch of a family of career criminals, including his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) and grandson Adam (Matthew Broderick). Vito has gone legit, but college-educated Adam remains loyal to his grandfather. Reluctantly, Vito joins his father and son on a big-time heist involving millions of dollars' worth of test-tube specimens. There's many a slip-up and betrayal before the three generations can find a common ground.
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- Sony Pictures
Cast & Crew
|Gary J. Brink||Set Decoration/Design|
|Cy Coleman||Score Composer|
|Sonny Kompanek||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Peter Odabashian||Sound Editor|
|Tom Priestley||Camera Operator|
|Philip Rosenberg||Production Designer|
|Ann Roth||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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This should have been great: Sidney Lumet directing Connery, Hoffman (fresh off a Best Actor win for RAIN MAN) and Broderick. Instead of the trinty of greatness, this film is a likeable under achiever and proud of it. Vincent Patrick's work doesn't translate well to celluloid, but who cares! This is a fun romp and Connery chews the scenery like none other (check out the scene in the courtroom and prison van).