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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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5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Life is Not Child-Proof See more »

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,894,511 (USA) (29 November 2009)

Gross:

$49,492,060 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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The film is dedicated to both Bernie Mac and Jett Travolta, John Travolta and Kelly Preston's eldest son who died unexpectedly earlier in 2009. See more »

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When Charlie meets "Jimmy Lunchbox" (Bernie Mac) backstage, he calls him "Jimmy Mac". See more »

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[reading fine print from one of Dan's prescription bottles]
Charlie: Watch out for sudden loss of depth perception?
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Referenced in The Reviewers: Shooting Space (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

So Ruff, So Tuff
Written by Roger Troutman and Larry Troutman
Performed by Roger
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Enjoyed this movie!
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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