The Brothers McMullen


1h 48m 1994

Brief Synopsis

When you're a good Irish Catholic, you choose one person to be with for the rest of your life. How can you be sure when you've found the One? Mrs. McMullen found out the hard way--and had to wait until her good-for-nothing husband kicked the bucket before returning to her true love in Ireland. On th

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers McMullen, frères McMullen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Abelcine; Duart Film And Video; Focus Features; Marlboro Road Gang Productions; New York City Department Of Parks And Recreation; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; New York City Police Department; New York City Transit Authority; Planet 10 Post; Sound One; The Effects House; Videography Productions
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Mfa Filmdistribution Gmbh; Ufd
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

When you're a good Irish Catholic, you choose one person to be with for the rest of your life. How can you be sure when you've found the One? Mrs. McMullen found out the hard way--and had to wait until her good-for-nothing husband kicked the bucket before returning to her true love in Ireland. On the day of the funeral, she leaves her sons with these fateful parting words: don't make the same mistake. Five years later, the brothers McMullen are lost in a haze of romantic confusion. Jack's tempted to have an affair, Barry's desperately running away from any woman who wants a commitment for a second date, and Patrick is helplessly romantic and incurably Catholic. The brothers McMullen learn exactly what their mother meant, as each gropes blindly towards--or flees in panic from--true love.

Crew

Michael Aharon

Music

Michael Aharon

Original Music

John Anthony

Music

John Anthony

Engineer

Bill Baldwin

Post-Production Supervisor

Bill Baldwin

Associate Producer

Glen Basner

Production Assistant

Daryl Berg

Music

Steve Borne

Supervising Sound Editor

Anthony Bregman

Associate Producer

Anthony Bregman

Post-Production Supervisor

Ed Burns

Executive Producer

Ed Burns

Screenplay

Ed Burns

Screenwriter

Ed Burns

Producer

Ed Burns

Executive Producer

Ed Burns

Producer

Molly Mckenna Burns

Catering

Christian Castellano

Adr

Chris Cereda

Production Assistant

Hilda Chiasson

Music

Salvatore Coniglio

Camera Assistant

Ronnie Crawford

Music

Jonathan Cronin

Assistant Sound Editor

Danielle Dos Santos

Script Supervisor

John Doyle

Music

Thomas Drescher

Music Supervisor

Seamus Egan

Music

Dick Fisher

Director Of Photography

Dick Fisher

Editor

Dick Fisher

Producer

Eden Goldberg

Assistant Director

Kenny Gronningsater

Steadicam Operator

Tommy Hayes

Music

Sabine Hoffmann

Sound Editor

Steve Holloway

Music

Ted Hope

Executive Producer

Winifred Horan

Music

Lindsay Horner

Music

Gallia Hoshia

Assistant Director

Chico Huff

Music

David Isaac

Music

Eileen Ivers

Music

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Kristen M Johnson

Music Editor

George Lara

Foley Recordist

Rich Leeds

Boom Operator

Mike Marson

Sound Mixer

Mike Mason

Production Sound Mixer

Chris Mcgovern

Production Assistant

Kent Mcgrew

Color Timer

Zan Mcleod

Music

Mick Moloney

Music

Branka Mrkic-tana

Sound Editor

Jim Mullen

Steadicam Assistant

Frank Navas

Boom Operator

Dan O'grady

Other

Scott Pittinsky

Sound Editor

Mario Porpino

Sound Mixer

Mario Porporino

Production Sound Mixer

Dirk Powell

Music

David Pultz

Color Timing

Leigh Rathner

Camera Assistant

Mick Reed

Production Assistant

Rocky Reid

Sound Editor

Judy Richter

Associate Producer

Anthony Savini

Camera Assistant

James Schamus

Executive Producer

Steve Silkensen

Adr Editor (Spin Cycle Post)

Mary Jane Skalski

Associate Producer

John Sloss

Legal Services (Sloss Law Office)

Stefan Springman

Production Sound Mixer

Reilly Steele

Post-Production Sound

Dominick Tavella

Post Production Sound Mixer

Brian Vancho

Foley Artist

John Williams

Music

Andrew Yarme

Production Sound Mixer

Andrew Yarme

Camera Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Brothers McMullen, frères McMullen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1994
Production Company
Abelcine; Duart Film And Video; Focus Features; Marlboro Road Gang Productions; New York City Department Of Parks And Recreation; New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; New York City Police Department; New York City Transit Authority; Planet 10 Post; Sound One; The Effects House; Videography Productions
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Mfa Filmdistribution Gmbh; Ufd
Location
New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic category at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States August 18, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 1, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 15, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 22, 1995

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States December 22, 1994

Released in United States January 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video March 5, 1996

Released in United States September 1994

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Summer August 9, 1995

Wide Release in United States August 25, 1995

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 1-10, 1995.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 20 - May 4, 1995.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for writer-director Edward Burns. The film shot for twenty-two days during October 1993 and May 1994.

Began shooting October 1993.

Completed shooting May 1994.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 20 - May 4, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 18 - June 11, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1995 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 19-29, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video March 5, 1996

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States Summer August 9, 1995

Expanded Release in United States August 18, 1995

Wide Release in United States August 25, 1995

Released in United States September 1994 (Shown as a "work-in-progress" at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City September 18-26, 1994.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Deauville Film Festival (in competition) September 1-10, 1995.)

Expanded Release in United States September 1, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 15, 1995

Expanded Release in United States September 22, 1995

Released in United States December 22, 1994 (Shown as a "work-in-progress" in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of series "Independents Night!" December 22, 1994.)