Sons (1989)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

Distressed at their father's imminent demise, his three sons decide to try and make his last wish come true while he is yet alive. Though he is disabled by a stroke and unable to communicate, his roommate in the Veteran's hospital knows that he has wanted to go back to Normandy since he was there during World War Two. It seems that he had a girlfriend there at the time, and would like to see her again. One of the brothers, Mikey (William Forsythe), spearheads the idea of a reunion, while brother Fred (Robert Miranda) comes up with the money. Despite their fairly constant bickering, usually patched over by the youngest brother, Ritchie (D. B. Sweeney), they clearly care for one another. Landing in Paris, they experience an unlikely side of the City of Lights - its Arab bars and transvestite clubs. Their father's reunion with his old lady love is something of an anticlimax, but along the way, Mikey has made his own French connection, and it looks like he will be staying behind.



conflict, family, generation-gap, soldier, veteran [military]