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Nothing in Common (1986)

A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.

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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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30 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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$3,279,650 (USA) (3 August 1986)

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$32,324,557 (USA)
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Final film of Jackie Gleason. 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

David Basner: I could've been a great doctor.
Max Basner: You could've been a great anything, son.
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No One's Gonna Love You
Performed by Reel to Reel (as Real to Reel)
Written by Billy Smith, Marquis Dair, Leon F. Sylvers III (as Leon Sylvers III) and Dominic Leslie
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Garry Marshall once again sugar coats an important issue...and it works here!
15 March 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) – See all my reviews

This is the movie that convinced me that Tom Hanks would go on one day to be an Oscar winning actor. In his last screen appearance, "the great one" Jackie Gleason is perfect as the father who becomes a thorn in his son's side. With his career in the advertising business going very well, Hanks is forced to care for his seriously ill father when he can as his parents (Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint is his mother) go through a divorce after 35 years together.

There are some hilarious jabs at some of the immoral politics contained within the corporate world. Bess Armstrong, Sela Ward and Hector Elizondo are all excellent in supporting roles.


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