The Fitzgerald Family Christmas

Overview

A group of grown Irish-American siblings grapple with their estranged father's request to join them for Christmas dinner 20 years after he walked out on their family in this holiday drama from writer/director Edward Burns The Brothers McMullen. It's been two decades since Big Jim Fitzgerald Ed Lauter left his wife Josie Anita Gillette and their seven children. Ever since that day, Josie swore Jim would never set foot in her house again. Things start to get complicated, however, when eldest sibling Gerry Burns ...
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Overview

A group of grown Irish-American siblings grapple with their estranged father's request to join them for Christmas dinner 20 years after he walked out on their family in this holiday drama from writer/director Edward Burns The Brothers McMullen. It's been two decades since Big Jim Fitzgerald Ed Lauter left his wife Josie Anita Gillette and their seven children. Ever since that day, Josie swore Jim would never set foot in her house again. Things start to get complicated, however, when eldest sibling Gerry Burns returns home with word that his absentee father seeks a chance to reconcile with his family during their upcoming Christmas celebrations. For the younger children it would mean a chance to meet the father they've never really known, but for the older siblings and their embittered mother, the scars left by abandonment have never quite healed. When Josie learns of Jim's request despite her children's best efforts to keep it a secret, she erupts due to years of pent up anger and resentment. Meanwhile, as grieving widower Gerry finds his friendship with the nurse Connie Britton hired to care for his late wife's mother growing into something much more intimate, the rest of his siblings contend with their own personal crises.
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Special Features

Commentary with writer and director Edward Burns (unrated version only)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • UPC: 876964005951
  • Original Release: 2012
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  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,729

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kerry Bishe Sharon Fitzgerald
Edward Burns Gerry Fitzgerald
Heather Burns Erin Fitzgerald
Marsha Dietlein Bennett Dottie Fitzgerald
Caitlin Fitzgerald Connie Fitzgerald
Anita Gillette Rosie Fitzgerald
Tom Guiry Cyril Fitzgerald
Ed Lauter Jim Fitzgerald
Michael McGlone Quinn Fitzgerald
Nick Sandow Corey
Noah Emmerich FX
Connie Britton Nora
Joyce Van Patten Mrs. McGowan
Dara Coleman JJ
Brian d'Arcy James Skippy
Malachy McCourt Father
Daniella Pineda Abbie
John Solo Johnny Esposito
Michele Harris Quinn's Assistant
Kevin Kash Brian
Technical Credits
Edward Burns Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Ben Cheah Sound/Sound Designer
Maribeth Fox Casting
Janet Gaynor Editor
Mike Harrop Executive Producer
Aaron Lubin Producer
Nicolas Newbold Co-producer
William Rexer II Cinematographer, Producer
Zak Tucker Associate Producer
P.T. Walkley Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
1. It's For Me [10:03]
2. Happy Birthday [7:08]
3. The Grand Tour [8:27]
4. Red Sox Fan [8:37]
5. The Holidays [9:37]
6. It's Christmas Eve [8:23]
7. Isn't This Great? [9:00]
8. We're Here [10:14]
9. Does She Know? [8:00]
10. What a Night [6:38]
11. I'm Sorry [6:21]
12. End Credits [3:53]
1. It's For Me
2. Happy Birthday
3. The Grand Tour
4. Red Sox Fan
5. The Holidays
6. It's Christmas Eve
7. Isn't That Great?
8. We're Here
9. Does She Know?
10. What a Night
11. I'm Sorry
12. End Credits
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