A Family for Joe
|A Family for Joe|
|Written by||Philip Rosenthal 
Oliver Goldstick 
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Grosso-Jacobson Productions
|Original release||March 24 – August 19, 1990|
A Family for Joe is an American television movie and subsequent series, both starring Robert Mitchum in the title role. The half-hour show premiered on NBC on March 24, 1990. Nine episodes of the series were filmed.
A Family for Joe is about the Bankston children, 15-year-old Holly (Juliette Lewis), 16-year-old Nick (David Lascher & Chris Furrh), 9-year-old Chris (Ben Savage), and 7-year-old Mary (Jessica Player) who have been recently orphaned. Rather than have themselves split up into foster care, they find a homeless man, Joe (Robert Mitchum), to live with them and act as their grandfather.
Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly rated the series a D, stating that "the kids are leering little creeps, the jokes are moronic, and Joe's homelessness is already absent from the show's current scripts".
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- Tucker, Ken (April 13, 1990). "TV reviews for the week of April 13". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-01.
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