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Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 1997 (USA)
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A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

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Jack Lawrence is a smart aleck lawyer who is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her kid was his. Enter Dale Putley, a depressed goofball who is also a writer, meets with the same ex-girlfriend who tells him her kid is his. One day Jack and Dale meet and discover what had happened: they've been told the same story and now there's a question of who the real father is. They learn their son is following a rock band called Sugar Ray around. So Jack and Dale hit the road to Sacramento and find their drunk, love-struck son. Soon after they bring him back to their hotel room, their son escapes and Jack and Dale must use teamwork to find him again, bring him home, and find out which one of them is the real father. Written by Dylan Self <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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All she said was "My son is yours." Unfortunately, she said it to both of them. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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9 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá de sobra  »

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Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,776,159 (USA) (9 May 1997)

Gross:

$28,659,604 (USA) (18 July 1997)
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As a cross-promotion, WB had Robin Williams and Billy Crystal make a guest appearance in " Friends ". See more »

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When Dale and Jack are driving slowly over the bridge, an overhead shot shows a minivan behind them in the slow lane. When the camera shot changes to inside the car, a sedan is behind them. See more »

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Jack Lawrence: You're a tragic hero. You're Lou Gehrig.
Dale Putley: Who?
Jack Lawrence: Lou Gehrig. Everybody knows Lou Gehrig. The baseball player. He died of Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Dale Putley: Wow, what are the odds on that?
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References Apollo 13 (1995) See more »

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Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
Courtesy of MCA Records/Curb Music Company
By arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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WHAT A DISAPOINTMENT
16 April 2002 | by (Ljubljana, Slovenija) – See all my reviews

I saw a TV add for this one, and started to laugh at gags, that were in it. Plus there were two great comedians in it. I couldn't wait to see this one and I expected nothing, but laugh and a top notch comedy? So did this movie satisfied my desires for a good laugh?

NO. The story could have been shown much better with the right directing, since it was interesting topic involved. But I shouldn't blame director for all the bad credits. The two leading actor didn't show a half of their acting talent (just remember a Williams unforgetable appearance in Dead poets society and if you want a comedy in Mrs. Doubtfire or Good morning Vietnam), The same goes for the rest of the crew. Just unnoticeable.

SURE, there were some laughable gigs that made me watch this movie to the end. Even if it was made as a light comedy (or under 80 IQ type of movie) it should provide some fresh humor scenes.

That's why I couldn' give this one a rating more than

3 out of 10

(and a special plus for Mel Gibson performance and Nasstasja Kinski beauty:)


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