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Nothing in Common (1986)

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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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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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On his way up the corporate ladder. David Basner confronts his greatest challenge: his father. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nada en común  »

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$32,324,557 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Jackie Gleason was seriously ill with colon cancer, liver cancer, thrombosed hemorrhoids, diabetes and phlebitis. One evening during filming he admitted to his daughter that he only had a short time to live. 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 »

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David Basner: [to Andrew Woolridge] Sir, I was just wondering. By eating your entire meal with the salad fork, does that include the soup?
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Don't forget to dance
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Written by Ray Davies
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A truly underrated Tom Hanks film
26 July 2002 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

I have wanted to see this movie for a while now, and I finally saw it last night. Tom Hanks did a great job, and so did Jackie Gleason. In the 80's Tom Hanks made a lot of unmemorable films(Bachelor Party, The Man With One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit, ect.), but this film is much better than all of those. This was also Tom Hanks' first dramatic role. This film is probubly a difficult film to find, but if you can find it, get it and watch it.


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