Family Pictures

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Family Pictures
Based onFamily Pictures
by Sue Miller
Screenplay byJennifer Miller
Directed byPhilip Saville
StarringAnjelica Huston
Sam Neill
Kyra Sedgwick
Dermot Mulroney
Lindsay G. Merrithew
Music byJohnny Harris
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Les Alexander
Don Enright
Producer(s)Les Alexander
Joseph Broido
Jennifer Miller
Production location(s)Ontario
CinematographyElemér Ragályi
Editor(s)Debra Karen
Running time183 minutes
Production company(s)Alexander/Enright & Associates
Hearst Entertainment
Original networkABC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseMarch 21, 1993

Family Pictures is a 1993 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sue Miller. It was directed by Philip Saville and stars Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra Sedgwick, and Dermot Mulroney.


The film opens with Nina Eberlin, the fourth in a family of six children, going to visit her divorced parents. Looking at some old photographs, she begins to tell the story of how her parents, Lainey and David, learned that her younger brother Randall had autism, and how the stress that this placed on them eventually lead to the breakdown of their marriage.



The film earned Anjelica Huston a nomination for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film at the 51st Golden Globe Awards. It was also nominated for Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Miniseries or a Special at the 45th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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