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Family man

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Movie propaganda

What if...

Jack Campbell (Nicolas Cage) is a wall street playboy at the top of his professional game - with little time for anything else. Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle drastically changes one snowy Christmas night when he unwittingly stumbles into the middle of a grocery store hold-up and in a bold display of self-preservation disarms the gunman.

The next morning he wakes up in a suburban New Jersey bedroom lying next to Kate (Téa Leoni), his university sweetheart whom he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack begins to feel strangely comfortable in this new role of loving husband and father to two children. Jack finds himself at a crossroad, where he must choose between his high-powered career and the woman he loves.

Persons of interest

  • Nicolas Cage .... Jack Campbell
  • Téa Leoni .... Kate Reynolds
  • Don Cheadle .... Cash
  • Jeremy Piven .... Arnie
  • Saul Rubinek .... Alan Mintz
  • Josef Sommer .... Peter Lassiter
  • Makenzie Vega .... Annie Campbell
  • Jake Milkovich .... Josh Campbell
  • Ryan Milkovich .... Josh Campbell
  • Lisa Thornhill .... Evelyn Thompson
  • Harve Presnell .... Big Ed
  • Mary Beth Hurt .... Adelle
  • Amber Valletta .... Paula
  • Francine York .... Lorraine
  • Ruth Williamson .... Mrs Peterson
  • David Diamond .... Screenwriter
  • David Weissman .... Screenwriter
  • Brett Ratner .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Rich bastard has a Freaky Friday and learns traditional family values and the true meaning of Christmas.

I'm not sure why Family man is releasing in January rather than December but if you're having cliché and tinsel withdrawal symptoms then this'll give you a quick hit.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Spotlight on location
  • Commentary by Brett Ratner
  • Commentary by music director
  • Deleted scenes
  • Hi Jack montage
  • Music video: This could be Heaven by Seal
  • Production notes
  • Cast and crew biographies
  • Trailers

Security censorship classification

M (Low level violence, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

126 minutes (2:06 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 22 August 2001
VHS retail: 21 January 2002

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