The Quinns (1977)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Quinns follows the exploits of four generations of an Irish-American family. Much of the screen time is spent on domestic problems regarding growing pains, romance, and the generation gap. Amidst these personal travails, director Dan Petrie inserts several moderately exciting fire sequences involving the firefighting members of the Quinn family, intercut with stock shots of actual conflagrations. The Quinns was well cast and attractively assembled but failed to sell as a series. Perhaps the "firehouse" concept had already been played to death by the popular series Emergency, while the "extended family" notion had been exhausted by such series as The Waltons and Eight is Enough.

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family, fire, firefighter, generation-gap, Irish-American