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Carpool (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 23 August 1996 (USA)
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, ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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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Andrew Miller
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Bucky Miller
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Travis (as Jordan Blake Warkol)
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Chelsea
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Neil
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Jerry
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Mrs. Miller
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Scott Lewis
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Jeffery (as Obba Babatundè)
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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$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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Det. Lt. Erdman takes a car from an old woman. She says the brakes are shot and he is seen not being able to stop. When the two marked police cars first collide, Det. Lt. Erdman backs up, stops, and drives forward. See more »

Quotes

Franklin: We've got a ferris wheel, tilt-a-whirl, bumper cars.
Bucky: I like bumper cars.
Franklin: Actually it's bumper *car*, the bank repossessed the rest of them.
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Connections

Referenced in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Joshua (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

CANDY CORNER
Written by John Beal
Performed by John Beal & Stephen Paul
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Seen it all before.
26 October 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

The biggest problem with the critically slammed "Car Pool" is its lack of originality. The affable Arnold plays a likeable two-bit carnival owner in need of money who carjacks a gaggle of kids on their way to school in a van driven by Paymer. What ensues are the usual chases and sophomoric nonsense. A busy flick with lots going on, "Car Pool" is a regurgitation of hackneyed stunts and gags which have been done many times before. An okay diversion for the vegetating sofa spud and little more. (D)

Note - IMHO Arnold's Razzie is undeserved. It's hard to look good in a really bad film.


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