It Runs in the Family

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Original title It Runs in the Family
Category Comedy, Drama, Romance
UK Release Date
Production year 2003
Production Country
Directors Fred Schepisi
Cast Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Rory Culkin, Cameron Douglas, Diana Douglas, Michelle Monaghan, Geoffrey Arend, Sarita Choudhury, Annie Golden, Audra McDonald, Josh Pais, Bernadette Peters


Three generations of males -- grandfather Mitch Gromberg (Kirk Douglas), son Alex (Michael Douglas) and grandson Asher (Cameron Douglas) -- try to chart their way through personal upheavals and come together after Mitch suffers a stroke. Alex, a womanizer going through a midlife crisis and fearing he's become like his neglectful father, attempts to save Asher from a life of drugs. None of them wanted to turn into their fathers, but it'll take a lot more than wishes to heal the damage done.