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Just Like Dad (1995)

Charlie is constantly bullied at school and decides to invite a weightlifter to pose as his father at the father/son picnic. The lie spirals out of control and Charlie ends up the target of a kidnapping due to the weightlifter's troubled past.

Director:

Blair Treu

Writer:

Wayne Allan Rice (as Wayne Rice)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wallace Shawn ... Stan Speigel
Ben Diskin ... Charlie Speigel
Nick Cassavetes ... Joe
Jarrett Lennon ... Sherwood
Laura Innes ... Rose
Michael Tucci ... Frank Turner
George Fisher ... Mole
Frank Gerrish ... Crisco
Michael Flynn ... Peterson
Dane Stevens Dane Stevens ... Hoffs (as Duane Stephens)
Brittney Lewis Brittney Lewis ... Annie
Christy Summerhays Christy Summerhays ... Miss Quinn
Elisabeth Lund Elisabeth Lund ... Samantha Sandrich
Nick Murdock Nick Murdock ... Conner
Bernie Garcia ... Ralphie (as Bernie Ben Garcia)
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Charlie along with a close friend of his are constantly harassed by school bullies, Charlie has a crush there that he wishes to be able to court, and has a scientist and kind but pacifistic and not particularly attractive appearing father, who is also troubled every now and then by pranksters who also work there. After some failed attempts Charlie does with his father in hopes of qualifying them for the father/son picnic competition, he decides to substitute him by going to a gym and inviting a weightlifter to pose as his father at it. One he comes across agrees to his ploy, and when the competition comes, they succeed. On a count of school pressures following that, the lie about Charlie and his dad spirals out of control and Charlie ends up at the mercy of a kidnapping due to the weightlifter's past involvement with a gang of hoodlums. By that point, not only will the whole truth have to come out to everyone sooner or later whether through Charlie confessing it or by circumstances ... Written by Anonymous

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He wanted a superman father... what he got was a super dad!!

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Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Affittasi papà See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Memorable
7 January 2002 | by neongenSee all my reviews

Wallace Shawn , best known for his role in My Dinner With Andre, is memorable as a good hearted , but meek, father of a son who feels pressured by circumstances to the point of pretending that another man is his father. Film`s action hero finale is not all that terrific.


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