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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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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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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,628,482, 25 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,308,758, 8 September 1996
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Kim Coates and David Paymer also starred in Unforgettable which also was released in 1996. See more »

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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 »

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Circus Performer: We've come to give you back our pay checks.
Franklin: Aw you didn't have to do that.
Circus Performer: Sure we did. They bounced. Listen, Franklin, you've been very good to us, but we've gotten an offer from Wingling Brothers.
Franklin: *THE* Ringling Brothers?
Circus Performer: No, *WINGLING* Brothers!
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Featured in Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) See more »

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ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
Written by Debbie Harry & Nigel Harrison
Performed by Niki Harris
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Kinda fun, but forgettable
17 April 1999 | by 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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