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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)


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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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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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Did You Know?


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 »


(at around 1h 01 mins) When Vicki was calling from the jail, there was a sign "telephone calls must not exceed ten minutes" on the wall. A few seconds later, that sign was gone. See more »


Charlie: You crying, man?
Jimmy Lunchbox: [holding back tears] I ain't cryin'!
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Features Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »


You And Me
Written by Jude Cole and Jason Wade
Performed by Lifehouse
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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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