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A Family for Joe (1990)

To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

Director:

Jeff Melman (as Jeffrey Melman)

Writer:

Arnold Margolin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Joe Whitaker
Chris Furrh ... Nick Bankston
Maia Brewton ... Holly Bankston
Jarrad Paul ... Chris Bankston
Jessica Player ... Mary Bankston
Barbara Babcock ... Miss Collins
David Nelson ... George Merkel
Anna Mathias ... Annie Brewster
Jim Hackett ... Pete Brewster (as James Hackett)
Janet MacLachlan ... Judge Delaney
Patrick Cronin ... Mr. Reed (as Patrick J. Cronin)
Robert Casper ... Mr. Edwards
Richard X. Slattery ... Officer Finney
Maggie Egan ... Mrs. Lewis
John Mitchum ... Preacher
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To keep from being separated, four orphans get a homeless maverick to pose as their guardian.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Regular Joe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The last film appearance together of brothers Robert Mitchum and John Mitchum. See more »

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A brilliant Mitchum film w him as an adopted "Guardian" to orphaned kids.
31 May 2003 | by kriegsmarine1944See all my reviews

What more can I say but that this was a brilliantly done film with Robert Mitchum who was "adopted" by some kids as their "Uncle Joe" because they were orphaned when their parents died in an accident.

You find this film with Mitchum being a "Homeless person" who lived either in cardboard boxes and or on park benches. He is "taken in" by some kids to act as their guardian so that these kids would not be moved to a childrens home.

This is one of the VERY few drama's I like as much as I do and highly recommend that it be watched. You see Robert Mitchum as you have never seen him before.


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