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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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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)  »

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

At 15:00, Billy Crystal makes a reference to when OJ Simpson was fleeing the LA police department in a white Ford Bronco on June 17th 1994. 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

[Dale, Jack and Scott are at jail. Jack is paying the fines]
Jack Lawrence: This is for my fine. This is for his fine. This is for the boy's fine. This is for getting the car out of the impound, and this is for the fabulous breakfast buffet we had this morning. Are eggs supposed to make noise when you eat them?
Desk Seargent: Very funny. Look, just stay out of trouble.
Dale Putley: See you next year at the reunion.
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Simmer Down
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by The Specials
Courtesy of Kuff Records/Virgin Records
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Robin Williams and Billy Crystal together: a double-header
25 January 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Yeah, the plot's kinda lame and not too believable, but the stars are able to make it a fun time. In fact, the best moments are the ones that serve not to advance the story, but allow Williams and Crystal do their trademark acts.

Billy Crystal is a master of the non-response, such as when told that he has a 15 year old son, continuing to slowly drink his coffee. Robin Williams is the improv master. It's fun to guess which lines were written in the screenplay, and which ones just came from his head full of characters.

We know everything will turn out OK in the end, but there are enough unexpected twists and turns to keep the story interesting, and some pretty funny minor characters.


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