Staying Together (1989)


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Movie Info

After winning an Academy Award for their documentary Down and Out in America (1986), actress-director Lee Grant and her producer-husband Joseph Feury filmed this comedy-drama based on an original script by playwright Monte Merrick. In a small Southern town, the McDermott family has owned and operated a popular chicken restaurant for years. Each of the three McDermott boys, Brian (Tim Quill), Kit (Dermot Mulroney), and Duncan (Sean Astin) expects to inherit part of the business from their father … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Monte Merrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 12, 2005
HBO Video



as Jake McDermott

as Duncan

as Brian

as Lois Cook

as Beverly Young

as Beth Harper

as Demetri Harper

as Contestant

as Wedding Photographer

as Mrs. Crawford

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Guitarist/Vocalist

as Guitarist

as Drummer/Vocalist

as Keyboardist/Vocalist

as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Staying Together

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

...worth a look if only for the overall vibe of authenticity and almost uniformly effective performances...

Full Review… | November 9, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Staying Together


Typical 80's flick. Not great. Not bad. Just very 80's...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Middling fare. Thank goodness Sean Astin rose out of this to become a hobbit. ABC Sunday night special stuff.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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