6.1/10
610
29 user 6 critic

Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
Trailer
1:41 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

Director:

Jeff Hare

Writers:

Richard Marcus (screenplay), Allen Swift (play)
5 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Four grumpy old men go on a road trip from their retired life in Florida to the excitement of Las Vegas in order to stop one of their daughters from marrying the wrong guy.

Director: Charlie Picerni
Stars: Peter Falk, Rip Torn, George Segal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In Blythe, California, a small town in the remote California desert, Ethan Inglebrink is an eccentric, agoraphobic heroin addict who is obsessed with his garden. This dark comedy follows ... See full summary »

Director: Mark David
Stars: Ronnie Gene Blevins, Diane Ladd, Rip Torn
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ben's dad Sam shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben takes Sam on a day ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond De Felitta
Stars: Paul Reiser, Peter Falk, Olympia Dukakis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After his mother died, 12 year old Seth goes to live with his grandparents on their farm. Grouchy old Murdock is not very happy with the presence of his grandson and is rather hard on him. ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Clyde
Stars: Michael Ansara, T.J. Lowther, Sandra Shotwell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Six Anton Chekhov short stories set in modern day Cleveland during a three day rain storm.

Director: Michael Meredith
Stars: Penelope Allen, Erick Avari, Alimi Ballard
Wilder Days (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After Chris's grandfather took a nasty fall down some stairs he was sent to an old folks home. He did not want to be there so he took Chris on a trip without asking his dad first. His dad went through a lot of trouble trying to find them.

Director: David Mickey Evans
Stars: Peter Falk, Tim Daly, Josh Hutcherson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Director: Darren Grant
Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Harry is an irascible, aging architect trying to achieve the dream of building his masterwork. A wealthy young couple has commissioned Harry to design and rebuild a house he once owned that... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman
Stars: Philip Baker Hall, Laura San Giacomo, Shirley Knight
Monster Island (TV Movie 2004)
Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Six friends win a vacation to the Bermuda Triangle and become trapped with only an MTV Crew to help keep them alive. They have to rescue Carmen Electra escape while they all battle the monsters on Monster Island.

Director: Jack Perez
Stars: Carmen Electra, Daniel Letterle, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Enemies tells the story of a playwright and sitcom writer Paul Halpern (Academy Award Nominee David Paymer) who can't buy a break!

Director: Joey Travolta
Stars: David Paymer, Judge Reinhold, Rosalind Chao
Faults (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

Director: Riley Stearns
Stars: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis
Roommates (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson and both their lives turn upside-down.

Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney, Julianne Moore
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Falk ... Morris Applebaum
Laura San Giacomo ... Flo Applebaum
David Paymer ... Ted Applebaum
Judge Reinhold ... Barry Apple(baum)
Jeffrey D. Sams ... Dr. Sheldon Henning (as Jeffrey Sams)
Shera Danese ... Rhonda Apple
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Lisa Apple
Dan Byrd ... Jason Apple
Tony Todd ... Manuel
Alex Datcher ... Raphaella
David Bowe ... Allen
Bob Bancroft ... Foyt
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Luis
Galen Yuen Galen Yuen ... Foreman
Joey Gray ... Dan
Edit

Storyline

A famed stage actor reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide after-wards, unless they are able to convince him not to.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A comedy about family, forgiveness and food. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Applebaums großer Auftritt See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Falk was 78 when he played the 90 year old Morris, who plans to commit suicide. Falk himself died of Alzheimer's at age 83. See more »

Quotes

Ted Applebaum: Wait a minute, you're going out?
Morris Applebaum: Yes, we do that in New York. That's why we built the rest of the city so close to the apartments.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An intelligent, endearing, family oriented film
18 September 2006 | by dahar42See all my reviews

The timing of this film being released could not be better, particularly in light of all the turmoil in this world today. The film is a heartwarming, endearing and witty a piece. If you have siblings and still have parents alive, this will hit home well for the viewer. If you've lost your parents, then it will touch you deeply. The laughs come frequently, the ensemble cast works very well together and are believable. This film is intelligently written and the lines that come from each of the actors make the viewer laugh out loud frequently. There are moments that will bring tears to your eyes as well. I would recommend this film to anyone who respects the importantce of family and can follow an intelligent film.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 29 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed