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Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 1983 (USA)
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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Mrs. Litke
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Coach Roy
Panchito Gómez ...
Luis (as Panchito Gomez)
Charley Lau ...
Charley Lau
Mari Gorman ...
Pat
Brian Part ...
Kevin Costello
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Older Woman
Tessa Richarde ...
Blonde at Shoe Store
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Man at Shoe Store (as James Staahl)
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Teacher
Sondra Blake ...
Teacher
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Como caído del cielo  »

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$17,600,000 (USA)
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This film was an original screenplay written for the screen by Neil Simon and was not an adaptation of one of Simon's plays. See more »

Goofs

When Nora McPhee drives home on the motorcycle with her son and parks, she leaves the ignition on, as evidenced by the brightly glowing taillight that will turn off and on with the ignition switch. 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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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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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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