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Checking Out (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 19 December 2006 (USA)
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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.

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Jeff Hare

Writers:

Richard Marcus (screenplay), Allen Swift (play)
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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
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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.

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It ain't over 'til his family says so! See more »

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Comedy

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

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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: My personal life is not a part of your therapy, Dan.
Dan: Your old man is a pain in the ass too, ha?
Ted Applebaum: My father is not why we're here.
[very uncomfortable]
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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.


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