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Nothing in Common (1986)

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A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.

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Garry Marshall
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... David Basner
Jackie Gleason ... Max Basner
Eva Marie Saint ... Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo ... Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin ... Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong ... Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward ... Cheryl Ann Wayne
Cindy Harrell ... Shelley the Stewardess
John Kapelos ... Roger the Commercial Director
Carol Messing Carol Messing ... David's Secretary
Bill Applebaum Bill Applebaum ... Ted Geller
Mona Lyden Mona Lyden ... Mishi
Anthony Starke ... Cameron
Julio Alonso Julio Alonso ... Rick
Jane Morris ... Dale
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Storyline

David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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It's a comedy. And a drama. Just like life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nada en común See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,279,650, 3 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,324,557
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Hanks gets off the plane and sees the drivers holding names of passengers; one of the drivers is holding "Isolde" and another "Tristan". These are the star-crossed lovers of legend. See more »

Goofs

David's Jeep has an automatic transmission in some scenes, a manual transmission in others. See more »

Quotes

David Basner: [to Andrew Woolridge] Sir, I was just wondering. By eating your entire meal with the salad fork, does that include the soup?
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Alternate Versions

One "unedited" print, formerly in HBO's library, removes the exchange between Max and David about their "best friends." See more »

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Nothing In Common
Written by Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie
Performed by Thompson Twins
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A truly underrated Tom Hanks film
26 July 2002 | by IdocamstufSee all my reviews

I have wanted to see this movie for a while now, and I finally saw it last night. Tom Hanks did a great job, and so did Jackie Gleason. In the 80's Tom Hanks made a lot of unmemorable films(Bachelor Party, The Man With One Red Shoe, Volunteers, The Money Pit, ect.), but this film is much better than all of those. This was also Tom Hanks' first dramatic role. This film is probubly a difficult film to find, but if you can find it, get it and watch it.


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