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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 <>

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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un papá de sobra  »

Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$28,659,604 (USA) (18 July 1997)

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Some of Crystal and Williams' character dynamics were inspired by their HBO Comic Relief performances (with Whoopi Goldberg) of the late 1980s. See more »


When Dale and Jack are looking through the picture album, Dale starts to take a picture out of the book that's mostly dark (dark blue and gray) and Dale tells him not to. When they turn the page, that picture is mostly red. See more »


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THIS is a comedy?
31 March 1999 | by (Sylacauga, Alabama) – See all my reviews

I thought this was going to be one of the funniest movies I have ever seen when I finally saw it on TV. Man was I wrong, it had a few funny parts to it but it could've been a lot better than what it was. Robin Williams acts too kiddy-like and didn't even make me laugh none the whole movie (That's a first for Robin Williams movies). I think Billy Crystal did a good job playing it as a straight business man but why did they rate this movie as a comedy??? The funniest part of the movie was by an actor that nobody even knows. The part where the boy's real father gets stuck in the outhouse. This is not a terrible movie but it's not all that great either. ** of 4

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