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Family Pictures 

Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Anjelica Huston ...  Lainey Eberlin 2 episodes, 1993
Sam Neill ...  David Eberlin 2 episodes, 1993
Kyra Sedgwick ...  Nina Eberlin 2 episodes, 1993
Dermot Mulroney ...  Mack 2 episodes, 1993
Janet-Laine Green ...  Toni Baker 2 episodes, 1993
Jamie Harrold ...  Randall 2 episodes, 1993
Anya Alessandroni Anya Alessandroni ...  Nina (3) 2 episodes, 1993
Alexandra Petrocci Alexandra Petrocci ...  Nina (5-6) 2 episodes, 1993
Laura Bertram ...  Nina (12-15) 2 episodes, 1993
Jared Wall Jared Wall ...  Mack (4) 2 episodes, 1993
Corey Sevier ...  Mack (8) 2 episodes, 1993
Sean Ryan Sean Ryan ...  Mack (11) 2 episodes, 1993
Joshua Ragetlie Joshua Ragetlie ...  Randall (2) 2 episodes, 1993
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ...  Randall (6) 2 episodes, 1993
Jared Cook Jared Cook ...  Randall (8-9) 2 episodes, 1993
Brittany Ber Brittany Ber ...  Mary (1) 2 episodes, 1993
Tanya Mina Tanya Mina ...  Mary (4) 2 episodes, 1993
Amanda Zamprogna Amanda Zamprogna ...  Mary (10-13) 2 episodes, 1993
Cara Pifko ...  Mary (13-15) 2 episodes, 1993
Tiffany Leonardo Tiffany Leonardo ...  Sarah (3) 2 episodes, 1993
Luisa Zane Luisa Zane ...  Sarah (9-12) 2 episodes, 1993
Kerry Segal Kerry Segal ...  Sarah (12-14) 2 episodes, 1993
Katie Zegers Katie Zegers ...  Liddie (5) 2 episodes, 1993
Sarah Campbell Sarah Campbell ...  Liddie (9) 2 episodes, 1993
Erica Fairfield Erica Fairfield ...  Liddie (12) 2 episodes, 1993
Torri Higginson ...  Liddie (19-38) 2 episodes, 1993
Gordon Michael Woolvett ...  Soletski 2 episodes, 1993
Simon Reynolds ...  Al Baker 2 episodes, 1993


Nina Eberlin comes home to visit her now-divorced parents and while looking through a collection of pictures taken by her father and herself, she reflects on how the pictures illustrate the nature of families. She begins to tell the story of how her parents discovered their son Randall was autistic and how each reacted to that. Her mother had three more kids, all daughters, "the perfect children." The controversy over that and Randall's treatment pulls the parents apart. It also forces Nina and her older brother Mack to re-evaluate their relationship with each other and each parent. Written by Erika Grams <erika@email.unc.edu>

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Release Date:

21 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Családi fényképek See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Great acting shines through realistic story
27 August 2004 | by sjm337161753See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the most moving & original, as well as one of the best-acted teleplays, that I've seen in a long long time. Very moving. I'm not the mother of a disabled child so I can't speak to Anjelica Huston's portrayal as the mother, but I felt sympathetic to her. I also felt sympathetic to the father's position, which proves the strength of this teleplay. You get to see all sides and no one was judged; everyone, including the children of the couple, are just set forth in all their good and bad points. It's a pretty remarkable story, in that these people seem real -- it's not some adaptation of a Danielle Steel fantasy; these people could be your neighbors.

I really appreciated that this is fairly true adaptation of the book, as well. I recommend this to anyone who wants to see great acting all around, and a story that's realistically portrayed.

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