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Billy Galvin (1986)

Conflict arises between a steelworker and his son. The father wants the boy to have a chance to make more of himself than he did, but the son wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a steel-worker himself.

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John Gray

Writer:

John Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Malden ... Jack Galvin
Lenny von Dohlen ... Billy Galvin (as Lenny Von Dohlen)
Joyce Van Patten ... Mae Galvin
Toni Kalem ... Nora
Keith Szarabajka ... Donny
Alan North ... George
Paul Guilfoyle ... Nolan
Barton Heyman ... Kennedy
Lynne Charnay Lynne Charnay ... Margaret The Bingo Queen
Steve Sweeney ... Diner Owner
Maryann Stackpole Maryann Stackpole ... Nurse (as Mary Ann Stackpole)
David M. Brezniak David M. Brezniak ... Cop (as David Brezniak)
Mara Clark Mara Clark ... Waitress
Denis O'Gorman Denis O'Gorman ... Lead Singer At The Cemetery
Daybreak Daybreak ... Daybreak
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Conflict arises between a steelworker and his son. The father wants the boy to have a chance to make more of himself than he did, but the son wants to follow in his father's footsteps and become a steel-worker himself.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Movie was named after the Billy Galvin (William Galvin) of San Francisco. Based on true events from his life. See more »

Connections

Edited into American Playhouse: Billy Galvin (1988) See more »

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Heartwarming father-son drama with excellent cast.
23 January 1999 | by BrewskiSee all my reviews

BILLY GALVIN is a small, independent production and a gem of a movie. Excellent performances by Lenny Von Dohlen, Toni Kalem and, especially, Karl Malden entertains and illuminates. One of the better father-son dramas due to a tightly written screenplay by writer/directer John Gray and an outstanding supporting cast. Authentic Boston locations add to the authenticity of the project.


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