The Boys Are Back

1994, TV Show

A husband and wife find their empty nest suddenly full again when two of their sons return home.

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Following the sudden death of his wife, Australian sportswriter Joe Warr struggles to cope with his grief and comfort his young son.

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The Boys Are Back -- The Boys Are Back Trailer - A sportswriter (Clive Owen) becomes a single parent in tragic circumstances.

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Based on the memoir by Simon Carr, this story of fatherhood set in South Australia. When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his own philosophies on parenting. Despite this, he struggles to keep his family together, while his sons are just as confused as him.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

The trailer for The Boys Are Back. Inspired by a true story, The Boys Are Back is a deeply moving, wryly confessional tale of fatherhood, that intimately evokes both the fragility and wonders of family life. It follows a witty, wisecracking, action-oriented sportswriter (Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner CLIVE OWEN) who, in the wake of his wife's tragic death, finds himself in a sudden, stultifying state of single parenthood. With turbulent emotions swirling just below the surface, Joe Warr throws himself into the only child-rearing philosophy he thinks has a shot at bringing joy back into their lives: 'just say yes.' Raising two boys ? a curious six year-old (NICHOLAS MCANULTY) and a rebel teen (GEORGE MACKAY) from a previous marriage -- in a household devoid of feminine influence, and with an unabashed lack of rules, life becomes exuberant, instinctual, reckless . . . and on the constant verge of disaster. United by unspoken love, conflicted by fierce feelings and in search of a road forward, the three multi-generational boys of the Warr household, father and sons alike, must each find their own way, however tenuous, to grow up. Their story is not just about the transforming power of a family crisis -- but the unavoidable grace of everyday life and love that gets them through.

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Premiered: September 11, 1994, on CBS
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Premise: A husband and wife find their empty nest suddenly full again when two of their sons return home.

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