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Fathers' Day (1997)

 -  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 allec 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 Sacremento and find their drunk, lovestruck 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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One kid. Two dads. A who done it. 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)  »

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Fathers' Day  »

Box Office

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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Trivia

One of 2 1997 films to star Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the other being Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997). See more »

Goofs

Characters are shown supposedly leaving San Francisco for Tiburon, driving on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge - which only leads towards San Francisco. Additionally, the logical path to take to Tiburon would involve the Golden Gate, not the Bay Bridge. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in HBO First Look: Father's Day (1997) See more »

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The Impression That I Get
Written by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
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Good stars, bad characters, sucky movie

This year I rented the movie cuz I remember wanting to watch it ever since it came out but I forgot about it. Good thing I forgot to watch it, I would've wasted my money back then.

The plot is interesting; a woman wants to find her runaway son. She tells the 2 guys, whom she had a previous relationships with, that either is the father, though they're really not. Robin Williams and Billy Crystal are a great comic duet, really, but not in this movie cuz their character is so... blah. Billy's lawyer character is too boring and Robin's writer character is too stupid.

What really surprised me is the appearance of Cali-quintet band, Sugar Ray. They had little or no dialogue, though! In one scene where Dale and Lawrence pretend to be German producers from a record label, only Mark McGrath ("I think we've met before, dude.") and Murphy Karges ("I have heard about these guys.") spoke while Rodney Sheppard, Stan Frazier and Craig "DJ Homicide" Bullock just sat there. Good thing they still have their music careers.


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