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Carpool (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  23 August 1996 (USA)
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Franklin Laszlo
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Daniel Miller
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Martha
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Mr. Hammerman
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Detective Erdman
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Mikey Kovar ...
Andrew Miller
Micah Gardener ...
Bucky Miller
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Travis (as Jordan Blake Warkol)
Colleen Rennison ...
Chelsea
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Neil
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Jerry
Stellina Rusich ...
Mrs. Miller
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Scott Lewis
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Jeffery (as Obba Babatundè)
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A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. However, the situation only gets worse as a desperate man who had been contemplating a bank robbery robs the robbers and takes the man and the kids hostage in their van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. The thing then proceeds into a comedic chase movie. The father finds his kids don't really respect him and they react better to the robber. The end result is everyone gets a lifestyle change, including the original store owner. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A dad in a hurry. A man on the run. And five kids with an attitude.

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Comedy

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Rated PG for crude humor, mild language and comic action | See all certifications »
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23 August 1996 (USA)  »

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A spasso col rapinatore  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,628,482 (USA) (23 August 1996)

Gross:

$3,308,758 (USA) (6 September 1996)
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Trivia

Theatrically released with Superior Duck (1996) as the preceding cartoon. See more »

Goofs

After the confrontation with the meter maid in the mall, Franklin chases down the van, climbs in, gets into the front passenger seat and fastens his seatbelt. After they drive up to the second floor, Daniel says, "Fasten your seatbelts" and Franklin is shown fastening his seatbelt again. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: What are you doing?
Franklin: Driving into the back of a truck, Dan, you ever watch the A-Team?
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Referenced in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Joshua (1998) See more »

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OH, SHENANDOAH
Written by Charity Bailey & Eunice Holsaert
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Average comedy that makes for a good rental
26 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Carpool" wasn't all that bad. I think Tom Arnold can be very funny at times and he came through here. The stars of this movie however were the children. They provide most of the laughs. Maybe my one quarrel with the film was Paymer's character's constant whining about being late for his meeting. The movie is nothing special, but its also not terrible. "Carpool" is harmless family fun.


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