Kathleen Turner (Eileen Cleary), Emily Deschanel (Shannon Cleary),
Jason Ritter (Frank JR), Michael McGrady (Frank SR),
Elisabeth Peña (Cristina Reyes),
Richard Chamberlain (Monsignor Murphy),
Angelique Cabral (Angela Reyes),
Sharon Lawrence (Agnes Dunn), Shannon Cochran (Mary Donovan),
Scott Michael Campbell (Father Joe), Laura Cerón Carmelita),
Hansford Rowe (Bishop Donnelly), June Squibb (Mrs. Punch),
Bess Meissler (Greta Russert), Mandy June Turpin (Susan O'Connor), Rebecca Wackler (Sister Joan), Kristen Dalton
(Theresa Hennessy), Gregory Zaragoza (Lou Reyes),
Joe Holt (Nurse), Nicole Alfaro (Girl)
Eileen Cleary has just been nominated for Catholic Woman
of the year when her family drop a bombshell. Over the
dinner table she discovers that not only is her son
leaving his wife and children for the local beautician,
but her daughter is 5 months pregnant and about
to marry her girlfriend. Desperate to win the award,
Eileen is conflicted between shame over her family
and still desiring to do the right thing by them.
Unable to accept either of their choices her family
begins to splinter, with even her husband
threatening to leave.
"The Perfect Family" was released on DVd June 26, 2012
is available on iTunes (USA only).
Four scenes with Kathleen Turner and Richard Chamberlain
Kathleen Turner and Emily Duchanel
discuss "The Perfect Family"
In his comments about "The Perfect Family" filming, Michael McGrady
"....A couple of days later we did a table read. We met at one of the locations for the movie. There were tables arranged in the shape of a horseshoe, each actor having their own place at the table. There was an audience comprised of producers, writers, casting agents, friends and I believe a few crew members as well. This would be the first time we would all meet one another and hear the film out loud from beginning to end. It was fun to see who else was cast. The actor I most wanted to meet was Richard Chamberlain. Of course I remembered him from
"The Thorn Birds". A very popular miniseries from the 70’s. I had a huge crush on Rachel Ward the young ingénue and object of Chamberlain’s character’s affection. She was something and naturally to not to leave the ladies out, there was Richard Chamberlain, a little eye candy for the women. Richard still has that very distinctive voice, very deep and with enough timber to shatter windows. He’s still a handsome man and very polite and gracious. He introduced himself as if he was someone nobody had ever heard of before. Sorry Richard, you’re still very well-known."
In 1988, Richard Chamberlain and Kathleen Turner
presented two Tony Awards on a windy New York night!