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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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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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Trivia

Kim Coates and Tom Arnold would go on to appear in Sons of Anarchy together. See more »

Goofs

(Around 34 min.) While a cop car attempts to hightail the minivan, a crowd of pedestrians can be seen off to the side. But in the next shot, the pedestrians have vanished. See more »

Quotes

Franklin: [a jelly filled danish got rubbed on his shirt] Great! Raspberry glaze!
Old Lady: Soak it in cold water.
Franklin: Thank you very much, ma'am, and by the way, someone your age should be a little more careful with a hand gun.
Old Lady: Bite me.
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Featured in Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Wipeout
Written by Ronald Wilson (as Ronald Lee Wilson), Robert Berryhill (as Robert Barryhill),
Jim Fuller, Patrick Connolly (as Patrick Connelly)
Performed by Mersh Bros. Band
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Kinda fun, but forgettable
17 April 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This film was about what I was expecting, although perhaps a little better. I was surprised that things never got TOO stupid, but that's not to say that it wasn't a piece of fluff. There were a few times when I laughed, and I wasn't watching the clock all that much, but that is about as high as my praise can get for this movie. Basically, it's just another forgettable movie that is an adequate time killer, but has fairly little entertainment value.


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