Family Business (1989)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Crime Comedy, Family Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 15, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 113 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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You've probably already guessed that the Family Business in this all-star melodrama is the business of crime. Adapted from a novel by Vincent Patrick, the film stars Sean Connery as Jessie McMullen, the patriarch of a family of career criminals, including his son Vito (Dustin Hoffman) and grandson Adam (Matthew Broderick). Vito has gone legit, but college-educated Adam remains loyal to his grandfather. Reluctantly, Vito joins his father and son on a big-time heist involving millions of dollars' worth of test-tube specimens. There's many a slip-up and betrayal before the three generations can find a common ground.

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family-business, con/scam, deception, experiment, family, generation, generation-gap, prison, robbery