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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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

Before appearing in this film, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal were already a well-known comedy duo, thanks to their work in Comic Relief. The original French film this is based on, The ComDads (1983) also features a well-known comedy team: Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. Just the previous year, Williams and Crystal had appeared (though they shared no scenes) in Hamlet (1996), which also featured Depardieu. See more »

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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

Dale Putley: Do you have a boyfriend?
Woman with broken car: No!
Dale Putley: Good! Me neither!
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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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