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Nothing in Common (1986)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 July 1986 (USA)
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A successful ad man (Hanks) must juggle his ever-demanding career while his parents' marriage breaks up.

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Storyline

David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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It's a comedy. And a drama. Just like life. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

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Nada en común  »

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$32,324,557 (USA)
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Several Ringo Starr references were made in the movie: David aims at being a fourth partner in the firm just like Ringo was the fourth person to join the Beatles. David plays with drum sticks, a reference to Ringo being a drummer. Then when doing auditions for grandmothers, Roger mentions how Ringo Starr had become a grandfather in his 40s. See more »

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David (Tom Hanks) throws a ball against the wall in his apartment repeatedly, catching it and throwing it again. On the last throw, he tries but misses the catch and a crew member's arm quickly enters the shot and catches the ball for him. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Max Basner: [to David] You're the last person I ever thought would come through for me.
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Spin-off Nothing in Common (1987) See more »

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Nothing In Common
Written by Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie
Performed by The Thompson Twins
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A Great Sleeper
23 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. It combines several emotional aspects of the human condition. Classic Tom Hanks humor, emotionally touching realism as well as some serious drama.

Over the years since it was released I have watched this dozen's of times. I never get tired of it. I am moved as David Basner is forced to face the reality of his parents divorce and tries to build an individual relationship with each of his parents.

I think this is much better than Splash, probably on par with BIG. Of course, just about anything with Tom Hanks is great simply because he is able to carry the load.


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