Staying Together

"Staying Together" is a touching story about a close-knit family faced with a variety of real-life issues. The McDermott family live in a small, friendly Southern town. Mrs. McDermott (Melinda Dillon) is a homemaker, while Mr. McDermott (Jim Haynie) runs a small restaurant. However, this film is not so much about Mrs. And Mr. McDermott as it is about their sons. Hot-tempered Brian (Tim Quill), lovelorn Kit (Dermot Mulroney), and jokester Duncan (Sean Astin) are at once brothers and best friends. The trio experience just about everything together, but manage to keep their independence. Contrary to what one might be expecting, these boys aren't angels, escaping from their bedroom windows, one sleeps with an engaged woman, one wakes up to find himself on a park bench covered in his own vomit. But when crisis hits the McDermott family, the boys must learn to pull themselves together in order to help rebuild the family. "Staying Together" features a recognizable cast. Look out for Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy), Stockard Channing ("Grease", "The West Wing"), Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding"), Tim Quill ("Army of Darkness" and Daphne Zuniga ("Melrose Place").

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