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Carpool (1996)

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

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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
Jordan Warkol ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Franklin: [on his way to the bank, contemplating his robbery plan] This will go smooth. Unless they shoot me, which they won't because I'm gonna draw first. Of course they could push that button under the counter, but I know it's gonna be fine.
[Parks and approaches bank. The doors are locked and standing inside is a guard]
Franklin: Oh hey, buddy, I need you to open a safe for me. I mean an account, a safe account. But I see you're not open right now so I'll go grab a cup of coffee and come back later.
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Referenced in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Joshua (1998) See more »

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WIPEOUT
Written by Ronald Wilson (as Ronald Lee Wilson), Robert Berryhill (as Robert Barryhill),
Jim Fuller, Patrick Connolly (as Patrick Connelly)
Performed by Mersh Bros. Band
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Kinda fun, but forgettable
17 April 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This film was about what I was expecting, although perhaps a little better. I was surprised that things never got TOO stupid, but that's not to say that it wasn't a piece of fluff. There were a few times when I laughed, and I wasn't watching the clock all that much, but that is about as high as my praise can get for this movie. Basically, it's just another forgettable movie that is an adequate time killer, but has fairly little entertainment value.


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