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Fugitive Family (1980)

To the world Brian Roberts looks like a successful businessman, with a lovely wife and two children all living in a dream home. Nevertheless, he has really been working undercover for the ... See full summary »

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Paul Krasny

Writers:

James G. Hirsch (screenplay), James G. Hirsch (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Crenna ... Brian Roberts / Matthews
Diane Baker ... Ellen 'Ellie' Roberts
Don Murray ... Peter Ritchie
Ronny Cox ... Mike Sylvester
Robin Dearden ... Nancy Roberts
K.C. Martel ... Andy Roberts
William Kirby Cullen William Kirby Cullen ... Mark Simonson
Mel Ferrer ... Anthony Durano
Eli Wallach ... Olan Vacio
Paul Mantee ... Walther
Felice Orlandi ... Fabiani
Sidney Clute ... Sam Todd
Judy Farrell Judy Farrell ... Jennifer Balinger
Bobby Rolofson Bobby Rolofson ... Chip Balinger
Ken Hill Ken Hill ... Mr. Shraft
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To the world Brian Roberts looks like a successful businessman, with a lovely wife and two children all living in a dream home. Nevertheless, he has really been working undercover for the Justice Department to snare a mob boss. When his cover is blown, he has to break the news to his family about the nature of his real job and, worse, that they are now in real danger! Consequently, they are forced into the federal government's Witness Relocation Program. However, the trauma to the family does not stop there, as the gangsters he double-crossed are determined he and his family shall not escape 'mob justice.' Written by Alfred Jingle

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1980 (USA) See more »

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Avaintodistaja See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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emphasis on the word family
23 March 2004 | by a0005037-1See all my reviews

At first glance, this might seem to be a companion movie to Tom Sizemore's "Witness Protection," but the emphasis is really more on the family and their reaction to having to go into the witness protection program. I'm sure most of us have thought at one time or another how wrenching it would be to have to leave your entire life, family, and friends and never see them again, and this movie captures that despair pretty well. Each member of the family is shown adjusting, with only the little boy eager about the move. Richard Crenna is always so wonderful playing father figures; his performance rings true as always. Diane Baker has long been underappreciated, I think, and here she has all the concerns of a homemaker being uprooted. This movie is well above average for a made-for-TV movie, including many foreign scenes that look authentic. I would definitely recommend it if you can find a copy, especially if you are as fond of Richard Crenna as I am.


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