• Publication date: July 2, 2011

The Savages

An estranged son and daughter reunite with a father they despise.

  • Publication date: July 2, 2011

The Savages

Program data

Duration: 12

Production Year: 2007


currently not on air

Brother and sister Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Wendy Savage (Laura Linney) grew up in a dysfunctional household with their father, Lenny (Philip Bosco) at the helm.  The siblings inherited some of their dad's dysfunction: Wendy is dating a married man, and Jon is indifferent to a girlfriend who truly loves him.

Neither Wendy nor Jon have seen or spoke to their abusive father in twenty years.  When Lenny's live-in girlfriend dies, his children visit to attend the funeral.  There they discover that he suffers from severe dementia and cannot live alone.  Reluctantly, they become his new caretakers. 


  • Laura Linney
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Philip Bosco