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Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 March 1983 (USA)
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An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

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Nora McPhee
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Max Dugan
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Brian Costello
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Dody Goodman ...
Mrs. Litke
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Coach Roy
Panchito Gómez ...
Luis (as Panchito Gomez)
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Charley Lau
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Brian Part ...
Kevin Costello
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Older Woman
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Blonde at Shoe Store
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Man at Shoe Store (as James Staahl)
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Sondra Blake ...
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Nora is a single mother who lives with her son Michael in a small house. They don't have much money but at least they have each other. Out of the blue comes Nora's father Max Dugan, who left her and her mother when Nora was nine years old. He brings a suitcase with dollar bills and showers her and Michael with gifts, trying to make up for lost time, knowing that he has a fatal heart ailment. The money comes from his shady career in Las Vegas and Nora is dating a police who is very interested in meeting him... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Prices are double. Your love life's in trouble. The car won't start. Your boss has no heart. The door squeaks. The roof leaks. Your stereo just went mono. All you need is a little Max Dugan. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como caído del cielo  »

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$17,600,000 (USA)
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The first of only two times (as of October 2006) that Donald Sutherland and his son Kiefer Sutherland have appeared in the same film. The other is A Time to Kill (1996). However, they share no scene together in Max Dugan Returns (1983). See more »

Goofs

When Brian Costello is interrogating Nora McPhee at her school she is walking away from him in an empty gymnasium. She stops standing on the green floor of the free throw lane. The shot cuts and she is suddenly standing in a different position on the court not on the green floor area before she turns around to face him. See more »

Quotes

Max Dugan: My name isn't Parker.
Michael McPhee: Its not?
Max Dugan: No. Its Wittgenstein.
Michael McPhee: Wittgenstein?
Max Dugan: Gus Wittgenstein.
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Touching, Heart-warming, and Wonderful!
24 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

"Max Dugan Returns" follows the story of an old con man named Max Dugan (Jason Robards) who gets out of prison and shows up on the doorstep of his daughter Nora McPhee (Marsha Mason) and her son Michael (Matthew Broderick). She doesn't provide a warm reception, seeing how she hasn't seen him since she was a little girl. This was Matthew Broderick's first movie. "WarGames" (a very good film) was his second. If you have not seen "Max Dugan Returns", see it right now! It's worth your time!

10/10 stars!


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