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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Side #1 -- 1. Start [2:30] 2. Passover Seder [4:21] 3. Raising Jessie's Bail [3:21] 4. The Bail Hearing [3:17] 5. Catching Up [4:31] 6. Family Values [6:41] 7. Weekend Deadline [2:44] 8. Julio [2:12] 9. Denny's Wake [3:05] 10. Family Business [6:18] 11. Margo & Denise [2:45] 12. Christine's Gimmick [3:31] 13. The Peewee Grogan Story [6:08] 14. Breaking & Entering [6:45] 15. "This Is It" [3:29] 16. The Heist Goes Awry [4:30] 17. Depressed Over His Loss [3:19] 18. Michele Dempsey, Attorney [4:42] 19. Building Character [1:39] 20. In Margie's Apartment [4:59] 21. Breaking the News to Elaine [5:38] 22. A Word With Jimmy Chiu [2:27] 23. "Vito Ratted You Out" [:43] 24. The Sentencing [7:17] 25. Adam's Gripe [1:37] 26. Visiting Days [6:29] 27. "We Are Some Family" [2:54] 28. Jessie's Wake [5:41]
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More than 1 year ago
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).