Jake McDermott, after 25 years running a fast food business, proclaims one morning that he’s hated dealing with chickens the entire time and has finally sold the family restaurant. For his three sons, who counted on taking it over someday, this comes as a shock and begins to break apart their family. No longer big, carefree fish in a small pond, will the boys manage to rearrange their lives and reconcile with their parents?
Staying Together is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Lee Grant and produced by Joseph Feury (Grant’s husband) and Milton Justice. The film stars Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Levon Helm (of The Band), Dermot Mulroney, Tim Quill, and Daphne Zuniga. Grant’s daughter, Dinah Manoff appears briefly making this the only film project (excluding TV Movies) to involve Grant, Feury and Manoff.
Staying Together (1989)
Directed by: Lee Grant
Starring: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Jim Haynie, Levon Helm, Dinah Manoff, Dermot Mulroney, Keith Szarabajka, Sheila Kelley
Screenplay by: Monte Merrick
Production Design by: Stuart Wurtzel
Cinematography by: Dick Bush
Film Editing by: Katherine Wenning
Costume Design by: Carol Oditz
Set Decoration by: Elaine O’Donnell
Art Direction by: W. Steven Graham
Music by: Miles Goodman
Distributed by: Hemdale Film Corporation
Release Date: November 10, 1989