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Carpool (1996)

PG | | Comedy | 23 August 1996 (USA)
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When his wife falls sick, a father - with an important business meeting - finds himself having to carpool for the neighborhood school children and is held hostage of a bank robber.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writer:

Don Rhymer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Arnold ... Franklin Laszlo
David Paymer ... Daniel Miller
Rhea Perlman ... Martha
Rod Steiger ... Mr. Hammerman
Kim Coates ... Detective Erdman
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Kayla
Mikey Kovar Mikey Kovar ... Andrew Miller
Micah Gardener ... Bucky Miller
Jordan Warkol ... Travis (as Jordan Blake Warkol)
Colleen Rennison ... Chelsea
Ian Tracey ... Neil
John Tench ... Jerry
Stellina Rusich ... Mrs. Miller
David Kaye ... Scott Lewis
Obba Babatundé ... Jeffery (as Obba Babatundè)
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Storyline

A man with an important business meeting finds himself having to take care of the carpool for the neighborhood school children when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get donuts for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. However, the situation only gets worse as a desperate man who had been contemplating a bank robbery robs the robbers and takes the man and the kids hostage in their van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. The thing then proceeds into a comedic chase movie. The father finds his kids don't really respect him and they react better to the robber. The end result is everyone gets a lifestyle change, including the original store owner. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A dad in a hurry. A man on the run. And five kids with an attitude.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for crude humor, mild language and comic action | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Warner Bros.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A spasso col rapinatore See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,628,482, 25 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,308,758, 8 September 1996
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kim Coates and David Paymer also starred in Unforgettable which also was released in 1996. See more »

Goofs

Whilst in the hairdressers salon, when Franklin is asking about the hair-dye he looks out at the Previa. The brake lights of the van are on for a second, and you can see someone inside. See more »

Quotes

[Daniel races for the phone. Franklin stops him]
Franklin: No calls! That is, no obscene calls. He's trying to quit.
Daniel: I am not.
Franklin: Well you should! What's your phone number?
Daniel: 9-1-1.
Franklin: Very funny. Do realize if I get arrested you won't make your meeting because you'll be filling out police reports until next October.
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Connections

Referenced in Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Joshua (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

One Way or Another
Written by Debbie Harry & Nigel Harrison
Performed by Niki Harris
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Adorable!
26 October 2003 | by cwm368See all my reviews

Tom Arnold really shined in the movie,i've always liked him and it was great to see him get a leading role. David Paymer played the role of the 'all work, no pleasure,up tight dad' role very well. Even Mr.Hammermin was hilarious at the end when the group gave him slogans for their carnival project. The children played their roles well,with child innocence it's great to see grown people especially men bond with their kids and that's what I got from watching this movie... 7 out of ten!

~CWM~


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