Become an IMDbPro Member Today

Get access to the leading information resource for the entertainment industry

Find Contacts & Representation

Showcase Yourself

Follow Industry Trends

Stay connected with contact details for over 300,000 industry professionals and companies

Manage your photos and the credits you're Known For on IMDbPro, IMDb and Amazon Video

Keep up to date with entertainment news and follow in-development titles not available on IMDb

Start your 30-Day free trial
Already a member?

Thicker Than Blood (1998)

TV Movie | 93 min | Drama

Griffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, end up in crime and poverty. He takes a particular ...See moreGriffin Byrne is the idealistic new history, English and maths teacher in Father Frank Larkin's school in a mainly Latino ghetto neighborhood where most kids, even many of its graduates, end up in crime and poverty. He takes a particular interest in one of the boys nobody believes will ever come to anything, Lee Cortes, who he finds to be a prodigy in cartoon drawing but who never spoke a word at school, and always wears a Walkman, essentially because of his home situation: his elder brother Tyro, a drug dealer, abuses him and his mother, so he often stays home to mind the smallest siblings. Griffin tries everything to help Lee, despite everyones cynicism, even takes him in his bachelor flat, but finds the whole family situation must be solved, which is probably beyond his power, yet tries tireless, even if he gets nothing but abuse and the results seem to do more hurting then helping... Written by KGF Vissers See less
Read more: Plot summary
Writer
Bill Cain (play "Stand-Up Tragedy") (teleplay)
Composer
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Trending & News
MOVIEmeter
Members only
News articles
Status
Edit Released
Updated May 31, 1998

Release date
May 31, 1998 (United States)

Contacts

Become a member to access contact information

Cast

+ Add Cast
32 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Mickey Rourke
Father Frank Larkin Father Frank Larkin   See fewer
Top 5000
Dan Futterman
Griffin Byrne Griffin Byrne   See fewer
Members only
Carlo Alban
Lee Cortez Lee Cortez   See fewer
Members only
Luna Lauren Velez
Camilla Lopez (as Lauren Vélez) Camilla Lopez (as Lauren Vélez)   See fewer
Top 5000
Josh Mostel
Kendall Kendall   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Rosanna DeSoto
Señora Señora   See fewer
Members only
Dick Latessa
Ciccilone Ciccilone   See fewer
Members only
Grace Garland
Hooker Hooker   See fewer
Members only
Brandon Segarra
Alberto Alberto   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Members only
Lanisha Mora
Camilla's kid Camilla's kid   See fewer
Members only
Frances Conroy
Mrs. Byrne Mrs. Byrne   See fewer
Top 5000
Steve Ryan
Mr. Byrne Mr. Byrne   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Iris Little Thomas
Bureaucrat Bureaucrat   See fewer
Members only
Daniel Guarda
Kid #2 Kid #2   See fewer
Members only
Members only
Members only
Rick Gonzalez
Sanchez Sanchez   See fewer
Top 5000
Maximo Lopez
Kid #5 Kid #5   See fewer
Members only
Rony Clanton
Security guard Security guard   See fewer
Members only
David Reilly
Mounted policeman #1 Mounted policeman #1   See fewer
Members only
Ray Stein
Mounted policeman #2 Mounted policeman #2   See fewer
Members only
Meryl Newbern
Griffin's sister-in-law Griffin's sister-in-law   See fewer
Members only
John Bryant
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Angel Leon
Kid #6 (uncredited) Kid #6 (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Nick Stellate
Pimp (uncredited) Pimp (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
Eric Van Alstyne
Griffin's Brother (uncredited) Griffin's Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
Members only
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.
There was an issue loading this tab.

MOVIEmeter

Members only

Become a member to access additional data

Ratings Breakdown

5.5 / 10 | 333 votes