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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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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)  »

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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Trivia

Rumor has it that director Garry Marshall wouldn't go ahead with the making of this film without the inclusion of Jackie Gleeson. Gleeson had grown tired of filmmaking, and wished to retire from the business. After several attempts to get him on board, Marshall finally called Gleeson on the phone and insisted that if he didn't do this film that the last film he would be remembered for was "Smokey and the Bandit III". Gleeson immediately accepted. See more »

Goofs

David's Jeep has an automatic transmission in some scenes, a manual transmission in others. See more »

Quotes

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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Loving Strangers
Written by Christopher Cross, Patrick Leonard and John Bettis (as Jon Bettis)
Performed by Christopher Cross
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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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