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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
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Hal McCarthy
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Gloria McCarthy (as Mary Fogerty)
Art Frankel ...
DMV Instructor
Ray Girardin ...
Butcher
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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 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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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Mon père  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,738,015 (USA)
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One of four film and television collaborations of actor Jack Lemmon and Kevin Spacey. The titles are Long Day's Journey Into Night (1987), Dad (1989), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988). The pair also starred in the Broadway production of ''Long Day's Journey Into Night". See more »

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When Jake and John drive through the parking lot and stop to talk, John parks in front of two large trees, one directly in front of the car. The inside shot from the back seat has no tree visible through the windshield. See more »

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Jake Tremont: The world has changed, Johnny. You wouldn't believe how much the world has changed.
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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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It is incredible. Jack Lemmon was incredible.
18 March 2002 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

I was riveted, absorbed, thinking of my family, but not depressed. I wish my dad had lived into old age and hadn't died so early. I thought the movie was magical in exploring how personal dreams and thoughts can keep us alive even when our regular lives are unsatisfying, like Dad's (Jack Lemmon's) fantasy life on the farm. I found myself understanding that I had done that too

A fantastic movie. Every person who is a member of a family will get something from this movie.


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