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Dad (1989)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  27 October 1989 (USA)
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A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him ... See full summary »

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John Tremont
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Bette Tremont
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Annie
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Mario
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Billy
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Dr. Chad
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Dr. Santana
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Dr. Ethridge
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Dr. Delibro
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Victor Walton
Bill Morey ...
Hal McCarthy
Mary Fogarty ...
Gloria McCarthy (as Mary Fogerty)
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DMV Instructor
Ray Girardin ...
Butcher
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Storyline

A busy, "always-on-the-run" executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father's caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before. In the process, he teaches his father to be more independent which causes problems with the man's wife. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing in his own life. Written by Jerry Shannon <jlshan@ix.netcom.com>

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Sometimes the greatest man you ever meet... is the first one.

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Drama | Comedy

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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Dad  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$19,738,015 (USA)
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In one scene, Mario (Kevin Spacey) is wearing a Chatsworth jacket. Spacey is a graduate of Chatsworth High School. See more »

Quotes

Jake Tremont: The world has changed, Johnny. You wouldn't believe how much the world has changed.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) See more »

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Nice Dreams
Written by Joel DuBay, Jeffrey Litke & Adrian Liberty
Performed by Powermad
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the best family drama.
11 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very 80's like. It instantly brought me back to the good old 80's. This is really not a comedy, but a very serious family drama. Almost every movie came out from Hollywood is for profit only, this movie is very touching, and purely family oriented. I don't know how much it has made so far, but I doubt that it is a popular movie for the general public.

Having said that, I think that this movie has touched a very deep part of our lives. All of us have to face the fact that our parents are growing old, and one day they will leave us forever. It is quite emotional. How many of the people living in the USA now have the courage, time and money to actually live with their older parents till the day they apart.

This movie brought three generations all together, and showed us a well-done drama. It does not have a happy ending. However, it gives us a very realistic feeling that we all have or had to face.

So watch this movie when it is raining outside. I am sure that you can have a good cry.


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