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Carpool (1996)

PG  |   |  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
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Bucky Miller
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Travis (as Jordan Blake Warkol)
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Chelsea
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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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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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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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Theatrically released with Superior Duck (1996) as the preceding cartoon. See more »

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Couldn't The Studios Come Up With Something Better Than This ?
20 November 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

CARPOOL was produced by Warner Bros , a film studio with a long history of movie making . You'd think the studio heads would know what makes a successful entertaining film so couldn't have come up with something better than this ?

What's that old saying " Never work with children or animals " ? The studio broke one of the rules by employing children as main protagonists and while we don't have much in the way of animals we see another golden rule broken , the one that states " Never work with a duff script " . A man drives his children to school only to get kidnapped by a desperate robber . You probably think you've seen this premise a million times before but it's not really a plot that's been filmed all that many times , probably because it's so weak and obvious which leads me to be confused as to how it survived its pitch . I guess the studio must have been really short of good ideas that month . The already weak plot is brought done even more by the way the actors mug for the camera and the really weak situations: " You put the gun down - No you put the gun down " which means it's not really worth your time seeing


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