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The Good Father (1985)

R | | Drama | 11 February 1987 (USA)
Bill is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife so that she can enter a lesbian ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bill Hooper
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Roger Miles
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Emmy Hooper
Frances Viner ...
Cheryl Langford
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Mark Varda
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Jane Powell
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Mary Hall
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Leonard Scruby
Jennie Stoller ...
Bill's friend
Johanna Kirby ...
Bill's friend
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Creighton
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Judge
Harry Grubb ...
Bill's son
Tom Jamieson ...
Roger's son
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Storyline

Bill is a man who's very bitter about his divorce and losing custody of his son. So, when one of his friends is being sued for divorce by his wife so that she can enter a lesbian relationship, Bill decides to help his friend gain custody of his son...in any way that they can devise, including using a sleazeball lawyer. But while Bill feels that Feminism has robbed him of his family, he begins to be appalled at what he and Roger have done. Written by Kathy Li

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11 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$421,201 (USA)
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Trivia

The original negative of the film was damaged during post production which resulted in the poor quality of all theatrical release prints. See more »

Quotes

Leonard Scruby: Now, this is your affidavit, Mr Miles. It sets out your reason for applying for care and control.
Mark Varda: Should be alright. Bound to be, really. Can always rely on Kirby Smith for a genuinely reactionary decision.
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References Supergirl (1984) See more »

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Powerhouse Imagery About Father/Son Relationships & Excellent Acting
15 February 2003 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Anthony Hopkins shows why he's so good at understated characters that just loom large in their fumbling humanity. This film is creative with it's film technique and the shot of the kid trapped in the plastic film is so well-done and lyrical. Great movie.. See it if you can!!


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