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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bernie Mac's last released film. Soul Men (2008) was released first, but was the last film he made. See more »


When Dan talks to Yoshiro and Rihu, you can see a boom microphone at the top of the screen. See more »


Zach: I think "scat" is poop.
Dan: Really, son?
Zach: Yeah.
Charlie: You wiped poop on my face?
Dan: Yeah. Scat happens, man.
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References Happy Days (1974) See more »


In Rhythm
Written by Alex Torres and Jimmy Fontanez
Performed by Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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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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