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I was wondering if there's a movie that can beat Scrooged (1988) in terms of sibling actors starring in it - it starred Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Joel Murray and John Murray.

To narrow it: (human) actors, not people appearing as themselves (eg, documentary); and I'm looking for the longest list of siblings from one family, not groups of different siblings.

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    They're not actors though are they? Aren't they being themselves? – user27684 Nov 17 '15 at 10:13
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    Wondering if the Arquettes ever were in a movie together. Don't think so, however. – BCdotWEB Nov 17 '15 at 10:36
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    Or the Baldwins, for that matter, though I doubt their egos can fit in one studio. ;) – Walt Nov 17 '15 at 10:40
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    And of course, the Marx brothers (minus Gummo) would equal the number in the question. The 4 of them appeared together in at least 5 films. – Walt Nov 17 '15 at 11:38
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    Doesn't beat the Wayans, but the Cusacks are known for being in a lot of movies together. They don't appear to have gotten all five siblings (John, Joan, Ann, Bill, and Susie) into one movie, but four of them (all but Susie) were in Grosse Pointe Blank together. – talemyn Nov 19 '15 at 15:24
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The Wayans family is usually a good source for this sort of thing. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) stars no less than 6 siblings: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans.

[And as a corollary, Dance Flick (2009) must be holding some sort of record too. I've counted at least 11 different members of the Wayans family in the cast and crew.]

  • Six doubles four, lol? If no one can beat this number I'll green tick it. – user27684 Nov 17 '15 at 10:39
  • Oh wait, just saw you were replying to the other poster ... – user27684 Nov 17 '15 at 10:41
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    No, I thought your question had 3 siblings, sorry. Whoops (fixed). – Walt Nov 17 '15 at 10:42
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    Six is the number to beat! – user27684 Nov 17 '15 at 10:44
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The film '101 Dalmations' featured no less than 200 dogs from around a dozen trainers. Several of the trainers provided dogs from litters of up to 13 dogs, all of whom would have been siblings (e.g. brothers and sisters).

It may interest you to know that they needed this number of dogs because no single dog could be used for more than 2-3 weeks because they grew too fast and stopped looking cute and that even those from the same litter required the services of a dedicated makeup artist who was on hand to make the dogs all look alike!


You may also want to consider "Phase IV". The film dealt extensively with a colony of thousands of ants, all of whom would have been sisters.

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    I'm not sure these count as actors compared to documentary. – Paŭlo Ebermann Nov 17 '15 at 22:00
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    @PaŭloEbermann - The American Human Society would beg to differ. Since this is a feature film with staged scenes, they clearly fall under the definition of "Animal actors". – user7812 Nov 17 '15 at 22:11
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    Too late to change it, but of course I meant humans. – user27684 Nov 19 '15 at 2:25
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    @DanielStowers - Gotta be precise :-) – user7812 Nov 19 '15 at 8:43
  • Sure. "No tree hugging, Medium-watching, patchouli chomping, PETA-supporting individuals need apply." – user27684 Nov 19 '15 at 8:45
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The 1980 western The Long Riders stars four sets of actor brothers as the real-life sets of brothers:

  • The Keaches: Jesse James (James Keach) and Frank James (Stacy Keach)
  • The Carradines: Cole Younger (David Carradine), Jim Younger (Keith Carradine) and Bob Younger (Robert Carradine)
  • The Quaids: Ed Miller (Dennis Quaid) and Clell Miller (Randy Quaid)
  • The Guests: Charley Ford (Christopher Guest) and Robert Ford (Nicholas Guest)

It also features an uncredited appearance by Ever Carradine, daughter of Robert Carradine and niece to David and Keith Carradine.

Additionally James Keach's son, Kalen Keach, is cast as Jesse James's son Jesse E. James.

source: Wikipedia

  • How the HELL did I not know about this film?? I just WISHLISTED it on Ebay. Thanks for the heads up! – user27684 Nov 17 '15 at 10:35
  • Wait. Keith Carradine and David Carradine are brothers?! Somehow I never made the connection. – System Down Nov 17 '15 at 20:53

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