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Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 May 1997 (USA)
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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The reason why some animals eat their young. 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) (11 May 1997)

Gross:

$28,659,604 (USA) (20 July 1997)
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Before appearing in this film, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal were already a well-known comedy duo, thanks to their work on HBO's Comic Relief. The original French film, on which this is based, 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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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 »

Quotes

Dale Putley: Do you have a boyfriend?
Woman with broken car: No!
Dale Putley: Good! Me neither!
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) See more »

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The Impression That I Get
Written by Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman
Performed by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Courtesy of Mercury Records, Inc.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Just bad
20 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

For a movie that stars Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, you'd automatically expect this film to be laugh out loud funny, but instead, what you get is a contrived cliche after cliche film that never actually goes anywhere. The jokes really don't add up anywhere because the humor is stale. Ivan Reitman's a good director but it seems he's got to pick up better scripts. "Father's Day" suffers unnecessary length and a script that seems to dwell a little too much on dull.


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