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, ...
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Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of ... See full summary »
Four strangers are thrown together in a carpool when a bag of money, almost a million dollars, falls from a Brinks truck into their path. Because of circumstances, they are unable to turn ... See full summary »
Frank Hopper (Bon Jovi) is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer - and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes ... See full summary »
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When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »
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
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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 »
From Tom Arnold, I never expect much, considering his background. (Roseann Barr's manager/husband, who sprang from the same Colorado trailer-park roots). Even so ...
"Carpool" tries to be an energetic circumstance-comedy, yet it winds up vacillating between frenetic and dull. When nothing is happening, you fall asleep, and when too much is happening, you wonder what all the fuss is about. Not worth going into more detail, but worthy of remark is the sad fate of Rod Steiger, who finds himself in his sunset years being bundled in with no-talent hacks like Arnold. David Paymer isn't bad either, but ... Rhea, why are you here? You'd think Danny could find you something better.
Oh, well. I gave it three stars (with two of them being a nod to Rod Steiger for his unrewarded role in "The Pawnbroker"). However, I had to subtract two for being any movie with Tom Arnold in it. Then I added one once more for Paymer's brave attempts to keep things afloat. Net result = 2
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