Family Business

Family Business

Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1994
UPC: 0043396702332
Original Release: 1989
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Connery Jessie McMullen
Dustin Hoffman Vito McMullen
Matthew Broderick Adam McMullen
Rosanna de Soto Elaine McMullen
Janet Carroll Margie
Victoria Jackson Christine
Bill McCutcheon Doheny
Deborah Rush Michele Dempsey
Marilyn Cooper Rose
Salem Ludwig Nat
Rex Everhart Ray Garvey
James Tolkan Judge
Marilyn Sokol Marie
John Connell Wake "Suit" Cop
Conrad Fowkes "Caper" Detective
Dermot McNamara Casket Mourner
Thomas A. Carlin Neary
Tony di Benedetto Phil
Isabell Monk Judge
Wendell Pierce Prosecutor
James Carruthers Court Clerk
Jack A. O'Connell Police Lieutenant
Luis Guzman Torres
William Preston Flask Mourner
Raymond H. Bazemore "Caper" Guard
Willie C. Carpenter "Caper" Cop
B.D. Wong Jimmy Chiu
Hal Lehrman Assistant DA
Nick Discenza Detective
Ed Crowley Charlie
Arthur Pierce Convict
Alberto Vazquez Prisoner #1
June Stein Diner Waitress
David Warshofsky Parking Attendant
Joe Lisi Desk Sergeant
Elizabeth A. Reilly Phil's Girl Friend
Paul Forrest Tenor #2
Karen Needle Denise
Susan Korn Margo
Aideen O'Kelly Widow Doheny
George Kodisch Wake Cop
Kas Self Stand-in for Mr. Hoffman
John Capodice Tommy
Tom Dillon Tenor

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Andrzej Bartkowiak Cinematographer
Gary J. Brink Set Decoration/Design
Richard Burridge Screenwriter
Cy Coleman Score Composer
Joe Cranzano Makeup
Lawrence Gordon Producer
Burtt Harris Producer
Ilona Herman Makeup
Sonny Kompanek Musical Direction/Supervision
Arnon Milchan Producer
Andrew Mondshein Editor
Peter Odabashian Sound Editor
Jennifer Ogden Producer
Vincent Patrick Screenwriter
Tom Priestley Camera Operator
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer

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Family Business 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest 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).