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Family Man 

A prisoner must protect his family when he inadvertently switches bodies with a serial killer after a near-death experience.


Ronny Yu


Mick Garris (creator), Daniel Knauf




Episode cast overview:
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Richard 'Family Man' Brautigan
Colin Ferguson ... Dennis Mahoney
Josie Davis ... Kathy Mahoney (as Josie Rebecca Davis)
Stephen Lobo ... John Amir
Brent Stait ... Deputy / Guard Toomey
Nicole Leduc Nicole Leduc ... Courtney Mahoney
Gig Morton ... Sean Mahoney
Michael St. John Smith ... Sheriff Weller
Terence Kelly ... Reverend
Tyler Playford Tyler Playford
Roberta Mauer-Phillips Roberta Mauer-Phillips
Mieko Ouchi Mieko Ouchi
Chris Aanderson
Jodi Stecyk Jodi Stecyk
Patricia Darbasie Patricia Darbasie ... EMS Tech


Dennis Mahoney is an All-American dad: successful, loving, and all-around good guy. All that changes after a car accident leaves him hanging between life and death. He finds his way back to life... only to wake up in the body of a serial killer named Richard Brautigan, a.k.a. "The Family Man Killer." Even worse is that Brautigan is now in Mahoney's body. With time running out, Dennis must find a way to save his family from Brautigan's murderous intent before he is executed in Brautigan's place. Written by bioguyver43

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Release Date:

19 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Dennis Mahoney is leaving the house and his daughter says "I'm going to color a picture for you daddy" she is coloring with pink marker. The next second the pink disappears from the coloring book, the marker is nowhere to be seen and she is coloring with green. See more »

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A creepy beginning with a predictable ending
3 July 2008 | by moorecameron94See all my reviews

The story is that a "Family Man" had a car crash by a serial killer and both almost died. Both wake up in each others bodies. The begging was creepy because the crash was dramatic and creepy. I didn't like anything else after that because the plot dragged and you knew what was going to happen from the beginning. The reason why I gave this episode a 7/10 was because the effects were awesome and the acting was descent. This would have to be my 2nd least favorite episode. It's better than "Spooked". I would recommend it since it seems like everyone on this website likes this episode besides me. Overall I would give the episode "Family Man" and 7/10.

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