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Real Life
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Dick Haynes

Dick Haynes

Councilman Harris
Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks
Matthew Tobin

Matthew Tobin

Dr. Howard Hill
J.A. Preston

J.A. Preston

Dr. Ted Cleary
Joseph Schaffler

Joseph Schaffler

Paul Lowell
Phyllis Quinn

Phyllis Quinn

Donna Stanley
James Ritz

James Ritz

Jack from Cincinnati
Clifford Einstein

Clifford Einstein

Role Reversal Family Member


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Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks

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Monica Mcgowan Johnson

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Description: A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let him and his crew film their everyday lives, in the manner of the ground-breaking PBS series "An American Family". However, instead of remaining unobtrusive and letting the family be themselves, he can't keep himself from trying to control every facet of their ... (more)
Release date: 23 March 1979
UPC: 097360128741
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