|Directed by Richard Pearce|
Written by Bill Cain
Cinematography Nancy Schreiber
|Produced by Michael Hausman|
Music by Mark Adler
|Starring Mickey RourkeDan FuttermanCarlo AlbanLauren VélezJosh MostelRosanna DeSoto|
Thicker Than Blood is a 1998 American made for TV drama film directed by Richard Pearce and starring Mickey Rourke, Dan Futterman and Carlo Alban. It won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series in 1999.
Griffin Byrne is a newly assigned teacher to a Catholic high school in a inner-city near slum neighbourhood of New York, which is run down by headmaster Father Frank Larkin. There, he meets and tries to help Lee Cortez, a smart boy from a poor and troubled family. Lee has a good heart and artistic skills, but is constantly dragged down by his social environment and about to leave the school. Byrne's struggle to help Lee reflects the struggles and difficulties to which the school is being subjected to everyday.