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Old Dogs (I) (2009)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  25 November 2009 (USA)
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Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins.


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Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
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Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he's the father of her twins, now seven, and she'll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he's up tight and clueless. With Charlie's help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids' expectations, and still land the account? Written by <>

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,894,511 (USA) (27 November 2009)


$49,474,048 (USA) (26 March 2010)

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Majority of production, including most of Tokyo scenes (except for the Tokyo airport and Tokyo street scenes that were shot in New York City) were done in Connecticut, thanks to the 30% Film/TV production tax incentive that the State offered at that time. There was no overseas location shoot in this film. See more »


While Charlie and Dan are on the jet to Tokyo, Charlie is eating sushi. At one point he picks a piece off his plate and pops it into his mouth. Then, in a wider shot, you can see the same piece of sushi is still on his plate. See more »


[from trailer]
Dan: If I'm gonna be an old dad, you're gonna be Uncle Charlie. We can do this.
Charlie: We?
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Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.56 (2009) See more »


Chariots Of Fire
Written by Vangelis (as Evangelos Papathanassiou)
Performed by Vangelis
Courtesy of Polydor Records, Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not as bad as I Expected
26 November 2009 | by (Mah Home) – See all my reviews

While looking for a family Thanksgiving movie, I realized I had only 2 options, this or Twilight. Since there was no way in hell I was going to see Twilight I decided to read some review and go see this. Oh god the reviews were awful. After seeing this film I will admit, its not THAT bad. The acting is for the most part good, and some of the jokes are funny.

Admittedly this joke runs way to long, and not to spoil it but the producers could have cut at LEAST 15mins out of it, that drag the whole movie down. Id go see it again, at least it doesn't have glittering vampires.

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