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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 them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

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Martha
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Condo Woman
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Tattoo Artist
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Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
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Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)
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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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Taglines:

Sit. Stay. Play Dad. See more »

Genres:

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,894,511, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,492,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,753,696
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the retouched pictures of Travolta and Williams, is actually from the shooting of Carrie (1976). Nancy Allen was replaced by Williams inside the car. See more »

Goofs

When Vicki is talking to Dan in Grand Central Station the same commuter walks by behind her twice in the same direction. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Lunchbox: [to Charlie] Did ya see the show?
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Connections

References The Simpsons Movie (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Grazie, Prego, Scusi
Written by Miky Del Prete (as Michele Del Prete), Giuseppe Previde Massara, and Mogol (as Giulio Rapetti Mogol)
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises
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Incomprehensibly Awful
23 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

A friend and I saw a screening of this feeble excuse for a major motion picture right before Thanksgiving, and the look of exasperation we exchanged during the closing credits is one I hope we never have to show one other again. Evidently, John Travolta, his wife, daughter and siblings needed an excuse to take a working family vacation with Robin Williams, and this cinematic open sore is the result. It is an insult to the intelligence of anybody over, or under, the age of 10. Here's an example of the film's logic: Kelly Preston (Mrs. T) plays a mother of 7-year-old twins; on the eve of being sent to prison, she tells Robin Williams that he's the dad. Even so, she is extremely concerned about whether he can live up the responsibility of taking care of them while she's in the cooler. (The irony is not played for laughs.) If you relish stupid situations, potty humor and extreme predictability, this is the movie for you.


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