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Old Dogs (2009)

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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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Storyline

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years and 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 uptight 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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sit. Stay. Play Dad. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

John Travolta and Robin Williams were close friends in real life. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, workers put large, complicated child protection locks on the cabinets in Charlie's kitchen. Later, the locks are gone. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
[after tackling Dan]
Yancy Devlin: How's that feel, Gilmore Girl?
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Connections

Referenced in Richard Roeper & the Movies: When in Rome (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Girls Don't Cry
Written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio (as Robert Gaudio)
Performed by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Courtesy of Four Seasons Partnership Limited
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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14 February 2010 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Don't believe the reviews that say it stinks. It's just got a low key vibe, and if you need a ton of clever dialogue or special effects to keep your interest then of course you won't appreciate the subtlety of what are portrayals of real relationships. Although the movie starts out feeling like a bachelor gone wild party, and you don't get the feeling that it is a family movie, it gains momentum and totally turns into a respectable family film. My husband and I found it endearing, well acted, hilarious in spots, and we weren't worried about watching it with our four-year old in the room. Thoroughly enjoyable movie, although we could have done without the first ten minutes.


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