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Meeting Daddy -- Meeting Daddy is an energetic blend of comedy, poignant family story, raunchy slapstick and simmering love story.  Peter, a New York City writer, joins his girlfriend and her family for a weekend while she gets her ailing dad settled in with a caregiver.  In Lloyd Bridges' final film, he is delightfully cantankerous.  His children rush to his seemingly helpless side, only to be cleverly manipulated and tricked by an old man who still has a zest for life.


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  (in credits order)

Lloyd Bridges ... Mr. Branson

Josh Charles ... Peter Silverblatt

Alexandra Wentworth ... Melanie Branson

Beau Bridges ... Larry Branson

Walter Olkewicz ... Dink Branson

Kristy Swanson ... Laurel Lee

Edie McClurg ... Dot
Cindy Bridges ... Becky Sue Branson (as Lucinda Bridges-Cunningham)
Christopher T. Gray ... Taxi Driver
Don Perry ... Mr. Sulak
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Laura Cayouette ... Happy Ending Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Gould 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Gould 

Produced by
Todd Hoffman .... producer
Jon Kuyper .... line producer
Linda Phillips-Palo .... associate producer
Matt Salinger .... producer
Michael Sayles .... executive producer
Bob Willis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adam Fields 
Cinematography by
Michael Mayers 
Film Editing by
Samuel Craven 
Production Design by
Aaron Osborne 
Art Direction by
Erin Cochran 
Set Decoration by
Chris Davis 
Costume Design by
Susan Matheson 
Production Management
Jon Kuyper .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Paul Clark .... first assistant director
Erin K. O'Brien .... second second assistant director
Pilar Savone .... second assistant director
Art Department
Teresa Bruckbauer .... assistant set decorator
Larry Justice .... set dresser
Angela O'Neill .... property master
Sound Department
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Rickley W. Dumm .... first assistant sound editor
Nick Neutra .... foley mixer
Drew Webster .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
John Deall .... puppeteer
John Deall .... special effects designer
Don Ruffin .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
James 'Otis' Mayfield .... film loader
Vince Palomino .... key grip
Sean Peacock .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hilary Lawson .... set costumer
Beth Rogers .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Laura M. Grody .... assistant editor
Music Department
David Bondelevitch .... music editor
Other crew
Mark Bruno .... production assistant
Luis Flores .... craft service
Jeffrey D. Press .... assistant accountant
Joel Quizon .... assistant production coordinator
Tim Talbott .... production coordinator
Scott Willmann .... production accountant

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Rated R for sexual content
96 min
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Did You Know?

Last film of Lloyd Bridges who died in 1998.See more »
Mr. Branson:I had a guy named 'Dink' making fun of my name while trying to convert me!See more »


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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Solid if not memorable, 16 May 2005
Author: BloodTheTelepathicDog from north dakota

Lloyd Bridges steals this film as an aging Southerner who tries to break up his only daughters relationship with a city boy.

Josh Charles and Alexandra Wentworth handle the young couple leads well, as Wentworth has to go home and help take care of her ailing father. Her eccentric brothers, Beau Bridges and Olkewicz, are driving her insane, so she persuades Josh Charles to come down south and save her from a breakdown.

Josh Charles is obviously a fish out of water down south, not blending well with the local character. He tries his hardest to impress his lovers family, but can't seem to meet their expectations. He is forced to compromise his principals by hanging a Confederate flag and accidentally calls God a twisted serial killer, which places him in the doghouse with Wentworth's obese brother.

There are plenty of laughs to be had here, thanks to Bridges and Charles' interaction. Plus the only Buffy in my book, Kristy Swanson, adds some flavor as a southern sexpot.

Pick this up, you won't be disappointed.

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