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Family Pictures (1993)





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Family Pictures is a two-part TV adaptation of the Sue Miller novel of the same name. Anjelica Huston and Sam Neill are Lainey and David Eberlin, a 1950s married couple with six children, one of whom, Randall (Jamie Harrold), is autistic. The parents' initial decision not to institutionalize the boy results in a terrific strain on the rest of the family, until finally only Lainey is willing to shoulder the responsibility of raising Randall. The second half of Family Pictures, related from the vantage point of the 1980s by the Eberlins' oldest daughter (Kyra Sedgwick), details the effect that Randall's inevitable institutionalization had on the family. This anecdotal four-hour drama first aired on March 21 and 22, 1993.


Sam Neill
as David
Laura Bertram
as Young Nina
Sean Ryan
as Young Mack
Michael Rhoades
as Mr. Skelly
Jared Cook
as Young Randall
Cara Pifko
as Young Mary
Kerry Segal
as Young Sarah
Michael McManus
as Philip O'Casey
David Fox
as Minister
Torri Higginson
as Liddie (19-38)
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Telefilm suffers from indulgent writing and, of all things, from the ordinariness of the characters.

February 12, 2018 | Full Review…
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