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Old Dogs (2009)

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Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead them to be the temporary guardians of seven year-old twins.

Director:

Walt Becker
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Charlie
Robin Williams ... Dan
Kelly Preston ... Vicki
Conner Rayburn ... Zach
Ella Bleu Travolta ... Emily
Lori Loughlin ... Amanda
Seth Green ... Craig
Bernie Mac ... Jimmy Lunchbox
Matt Dillon ... Barry
Ann-Margret ... Martha
Rita Wilson ... Jenna
Amy Sedaris ... Condo Woman
Residente ... Tattoo Artist
Sab Shimono ... Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
Kevin Yamada ... Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)
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Storyline

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years and their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise; a woman he married on a drunken impulse nearly nine years before (annulled the next day) shows up to tell him he's the father of her twins, now seven, and she'll be in jail for 14 days for a political protest. Dan volunteers to keep the tykes, although he's uptight and clueless. With Charlie's help is there any way they can be dad and uncle, meet the kids' expectations, and still land the account? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Sit. Stay. Play Dad. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,894,511, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,492,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,753,696
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was originally supposed to be released theatrically in non-Quebec French-language markets as "Papy-Sitter" a wordplay with the French word "papy" meaning "grandpa". When Walt Disney Pictures decide to release the film straight-to-home-video in these markets due to the film's US financial failure, they instead went with the Quebec title "Les 2 Font La Père" which is a also a wordplay based on the French expression "les 2 font la paire", somewhat equivalent to "two of a kind" and the word "père" which means "father". See more »

Goofs

When Jenna (Rita Wilson) is injured and taken to a hospital there is a shot of the outside of the hospital. In the background behind the hospital but clearly visible, there are palm trees. This hospital is supposedly in the U.S. northeast. There are no palm trees in that part of the country so this is most likely a "stock shot." See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Dan: If I'm gonna be an old dad, you're gonna be Uncle Charlie. We can do this.
Charlie: We?
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Connections

Referenced in Larry King Live: Thanksgiving Blockbuster! (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Fly With Me
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Performed by Tivolis Big Band featuring Andre Lundemand
Courtesy of MBO Group
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At least you don't have to cover your children's eyes and ears
28 November 2009 | by gmbialkSee all my reviews

I'd agree that Hollywood have really dropped the ball in the past 5 years getting good entertaining movies with some redeeming values. There has been a handful of really good ones and the rest are fillers. Old Dogs has terrible reviews, however 6 of our family members (all adults) still went to see it. Five of us gave it a good rating and one totally agreed with the critics. It's a fun, laughable movie that will at least not fill your kids ears with F and S words, body parts and sexual innuendos that they like to sneak in these days. It's not a fantastic movie, but fun. Take it at face value and go see it. It's better than a lot of the garbage out there. If you are to sophisticated to enjoy a little potty humor, don't go see it.


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