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Dad (1989)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  10 November 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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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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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mon père  »

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$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: In America, anything is possible if you show up for work.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) 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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Most moving movie I have seen in years.
3 December 1998 | by (california) – See all my reviews

I am a Ted Danson fan. However until today, I have never seen the Movie" Dad ". I sat in my chair and could not get up to do anything. I could have put the movie on still, but I just could not tear myself away from it. It is warm, moving, realistic and Ted Danson and Jack Lemmon had me convinced that they were actually living their roles. It has been years since I cried at a movie, but this one, my tears flowed like a stream. I cannot say enough about it. This is the very first time, I ever went through any trouble to give my opinion about a movie or an actor. I felt I had to tell you how it affected me.


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