The Brothers McMullen

Release Date: 1995

Director: Edward Burns [bio]

Writer: Edward Burns


Jack Mulcahy

Michael McGlone

Edward Burns

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Locations of L.I. Shoots:

Edward Burns’ family home in Valley Stream (aerial view)

Thank you to Jason Sinaly for providing the following location information in February 2011 ~

“They used the Gibson LIRR Train Station in Valley Stream for a scene.  I noticed that when I saw the movie.  I’ve taken the train through Gibson a lot which is how I was able to identify that scene in the movie.”

Of Interest:

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Sundance Film Festival 1995 – Grand Jury Prize

Independent Spirit Award 1995 – Best First Feature

“Love, passion, and Irish Catholicism collide in The Brothers McMullen, writer/director Edward Burns’ feature debut. This is one of the better independent romantic comedies to come along in a while. Although it generally stays true to the cliches and plot turns of the genre, The Brothers McMullen is smart and honest rather than manipulative. Instead of resorting to hard-to-swallow story complications, this film stays on-target from its opening moments. Along the way, the empty dialogue too often incipient in this sort of picture is replaced by intelligent, insightful conversations.” ~ A Film Review by James Berardinelli (excerpt)

Reportedly, production costs were $25,000 to $28,000 and gross was in excess of $10,000,000