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Cast

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Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
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Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
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Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore ...
Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ...
Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa ...
Henke
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Glasses
Robert Ground ...
Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud ...
Secretary American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey ...
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James Selby ...
Ross
Ray Fry ...
Mason
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Taber
Jacques Mignot ...
Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol ...
Cafe Vendor
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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It began with his mother's kidnapping and ended in murder. [UK Video] See more »


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Final American cinema movie shot by French cinematographer Jean Tournier. See more »

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Driving fiat uno up the stairs at the Hamburg harbor, Chris loses the front bumper, but the bumper is then back in place. See more »

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Chris Lloyd: Tourists? We're not talkng about tourists here, we're talking about mom! And I know you, you don't drink unless you're nervous.
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Featured in Arthur Penn (1995) See more »

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Lost In Love
Written by Graham Russell
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Dear old Dad? MY dear old Dad?!
16 July 2004 | by (Quincy, MA) – See all my reviews

The performances of Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman brought this film right over the top for me.

Dillon's character grows from being an obnoxious teenager, who sees Dad as an un-hip set of car keys with a hand attached to them, through the astonishing realization that Dad just may be "James Bond".

And Gene Hackman brings his blazing talent to the table, unfolding from a middle-aged, pokey, conservative, 35-mile-an-hour, aw-shucks businessman into a multilingual, multitalented super-spook.

The two interact perfectly! As they face dangers and intrigue together in a wild ride across the globe to save Mom, it is a delight to see them discover and appreciate the depths of each others' characters and become friends and partners.

"Saving Mom", was almost irrelevant!


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