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A Death in the Family (2002)

| Drama | TV Movie 2002
A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

Director:

Gilbert Cates (as Gil Cates)

Writers:

James Agee (novel), Robert W. Lenski (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Mary Follet
John Slattery ... Jay Follet
Austin Wolff Austin Wolff ... Rufus Follet
Kathleen Chalfant ... Aunt Hannah
Christopher Strand Christopher Strand ... Ralph Follet
Bill Raymond ... Father Jackson
Matthew Carlton Matthew Carlton ... Walter Starr
Margaret Askew Margaret Askew ... Catherine Lynch
James Cromwell ... Joel Lynch
Reed Alexander ... Schoolboy #1
P. Andrew Willis P. Andrew Willis ... Schoolboy 2 (as Andrew Willis)
Loudon Wright Loudon Wright ... Schoolboy 3
Mac Pirkle Mac Pirkle ... Harbison's Salesman
Dan Beene Dan Beene ... Blacksmith (as Danny Beene)
David Ducey David Ducey ... Local Farmer (as Dave Ducey)
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A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halál a családban See more »

Filming Locations:

Franklin, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Color
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Version of All the Way Home (1963) See more »

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Superior drama provokes strong emotions
19 January 2006 | by richardrandbmanSee all my reviews

Those of us in law enforcement are well aware of the strange syndrome in which those who witness the same event give wildly differing descriptions. So it is with films. Based on other critiques I've read, apparently "A Death In The Family" is as underwhelming for some as it was overwhelming for me. I find that, as usual, Annabeth Gish delivers the goods. One of the best kept "secrets" in recent film history, Ms Gish performs with abundant warmth and intelligence. She wisely underplays a role that in lesser hands might have contained an overbearing flurry of emotions. Outside of James Cromwell I was not familiar with any of the other actors but mention must be made of those portraying Gish's brother and aunt. The very title of the project obviously implies it is not going to be a Sunday school picnic.You will witness a disparate but inter-related group undergoing a severely traumatic event. It was a quick 91 minutes for me, and if you love and miss the golden age of film-making this is a more than adequate fill-in.


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