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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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Genres:

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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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A TV film made for the NBC network. See more »

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Praise To the Many Sides of Robert Mitchum
21 November 2009 | by Jazzie-tooSee all my reviews

Admittedly, I am a huge fan of any Robert Mitchum product. And then, late in his career, this TV series came along and he played this sentimental role as homeless man, who finds a place in a family of 3 enterprising children, without parents--each needing the other. I found it to be less comedy (as some have tabbed) and more about family values. Heart-warming situations every week for about the 6 episodes that it ran.

I was sad when it ended. But a couple of years ago I searched the web and found a commercial source for the DVD of the entire TV series.

Robert Mitchum was so under appreciated for his natural talent. If you look at the body of his work, he could play any type of role. My favorite was "El Dorado". "Promises to Keep" Iwith Tess Harper and Mitchum's son) was a TV movie that showed his softer side. And, yes, he played too many "B" movies. But he didn't care. He liked not being poor and making, as he called it, "easy" money. Did you know he even wrote, acted and recorded "Thunder Road"? He will always be my favorite.


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