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World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

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When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

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Lance Clayton is a man who has learned to settle. He dreamed of being a rich and famous writer, but has only managed to make it as a high school poetry teacher. His only son Kyle is an insufferable jackass who won't give his father the time of day. Lance is dating Claire, the school's adorable art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious -- or even acknowledge publicly that they are dating. Then, in the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there. Written by andrew mcgraime

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Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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24 September 2010 (Ireland)  »

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O Melhor Pai do Mundo  »

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$4,675 (USA) (21 August 2009)

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$221,210 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait and Tom Kenny all acted in the movie "Shakes the Clown". See more »

Goofs

After Kyle's journal is published, the motivational sign over the blackboard in Mike's classroom reads "Hard work is it's own reward". There is no apostrophe in "its" when it is used as a possessive. Mike teaches creative writing. See more »

Quotes

Lance Clayton: I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It's not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.
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References Things to Come (1936) See more »

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The Creeper, (High)
Written by Tom Kenny, Darius Holbert, Gerald Brunskill (as Jerry Brunskill), Ryan Rees and Andy Paley
Performed by Tom Kenny, Darius Holbert, Gerald Brunskill (as Jerry Brunskill), Ryan Rees, Andy Paley, Ben Kishaba, and Mike Bolger
Courtesy of Wow and Flutter Records
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The Most Brilliant Film of The Year!
20 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think Robin Williams portrayed his character extremely well. His mix of emotion, sarcasm and humbleness flowed together excellently whilst moving consecutively, and concurrently at times. Robin Williams has shown time and time again that he is not just a rifting comedian but instead a true artist and lover of his craft, this film is no exception. Daryl Sabara has branched out into a medium of film I truly think he belongs. Who would have thought the little boy from Spy Kids could be so inviting as such a rightfully harsh and depraved character. I think this proves Bobcat Goldwaith as much more than people's general perception of him. Genius cast, genius writing, GENIUS FILM.


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