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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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,776,159, 11 May 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,659,604, 20 July 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,000,000, 9 November 1997
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One of two 1997 films to star Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the other being Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997). See more »

Goofs

Jack's martini while he's eating lunch with Colette. See more »

Quotes

[In Dale's car driving slowly over the Golden Gate Bridge]
Jack Lawrence: Dale, I feel like I'm in a white Bronco.
Dale Putley: Sorry, I just get anxious driving over bridges.
Jack Lawrence: That's because you're going 20 miles per hour.
Dale Putley: I'm going 35 miles per hour, Jack!
Jack Lawrence: Yeah, I can feel the G-force.
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Featured in HBO First Look: Father's Day (1997) See more »

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Cowboy Man
Written and Performed by Lyle Lovett
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Oh my God!!!!!!!
1 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really hate it when Americans take a good french movie "Les Comperes" to make some crap!! And this is just it... from the beginning to the end, all the good jokes are ruined, the actors simply don't match (why the hell is Billy Crystal playing the strong guy that Depardieu handled so perfectly??)... Please if you understand a bit French, go get the original!!!


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