Family Business (1989)


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Movie Info

In this action comedy, Vito McMullen (Dustin Hoffman), a reformed crook is persuaded by his criminal father, Jessie (Sean Connery) and his Ivy-League son, Adam (Matthew Broderick) to engage in one final heist in the spirit of family togetherness. Adam and Jessie draw Vito into the spirit of things until their fool-proof plan begins to unravel.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vincent Patrick, Richard Burridge
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Elaine McMullen

as Margie

as Christine

as Michele

as Ray Garvey

as Wake "Suit" Cop

as Jimmy Chiu

as Prosecutor

as Court Clerk

as Police Lieutenant

as Casket Mourner

as Wake 'Suit' Cop

as 'Caper' Guard

as 'Caper' Detective

as Assistant D.A.

as Detective

as Charlie

as Prisoner #1

as Diner Waitress

as Phil's Girlfriend

as Parking Attendant

as Desk Sergeant

as Widow Doheny

as Tenor #2

as Wake Cop #1

as Stand-in for Mr. Hof...

as Police Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for Family Business

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 13, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Family Business


A great cast but not a great film. Falls short of its potential but still worth a watch if it?s on TV!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Three generations of robbers, played by top actors, creates an interesting chemistry and chance for fun scenes. The relationship between the grandson (Matthew Broderick) and his grandfather (Sean Connery) is cool; the spike is with the daddy Dustin Hoffman. There's some sadness to be expected with the fun, however.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


Should have been a much better film. It's all rather bland.

Steve K

Super Reviewer

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