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
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Charley Lau
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Kevin Costello
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Blonde at Shoe Store
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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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25 March 1983 (USA)  »

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Como caído del cielo  »

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$17,600,000 (USA)
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Final collaboration of then married couple actress Marsha Mason and writer Neil Simon. The two were divorced in 1983, the year that this movie was first released. See more »

Goofs

After a dinner, Max lights a cigar but it never fully ignites. A moment later, the cigar has half an inch of ash at the end. See more »

Quotes

Max Dugan: You've got enough dirty deals in your life. Don't turn your back on a payoff.
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »

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another 80's classic
12 April 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love this movie,It's a small low budget film that is simply a joy to watch,the characters are great.I can't wait until Fox releases Max Dugan Returns on DVD!!!The story is not lost in a bunch of silly special effects,come to think of there no special effects at all.I you want to enjoy a bit of nostalgia see this movie.


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