Family Ties

It’s hard to imagine what the NBC sitcom Family Ties would have been like had the network got its own way, and cast Matthew Broderick in the role made famous by Michael J Fox. The premise, it’s been such a long time since this was on any UK screens, is that the hippy-era parents are dismayed when their children embrace Reaganism and consumerism. It’s a neat idea, which neatly sidesteps the fact that it was more likely those hippy parents were now voting for Reagan. Anyway, here’s a scene in which Fox has a drink with his dad from another movie.

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