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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie
... Dan
... Vicki
... Zach
... Emily
... Amanda
... Craig
... Jimmy Lunchbox
... Barry
... Martha
... Jenna
... Condo Woman
... Tattoo Artist
... Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
... Riku (as Kevin W. Yamada)
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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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Sit. Stay. Play Dad. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza  »

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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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The film was originally 107 minutes long, adult-oriented, with an R-rating, being distributed through Disney's company Touchstone Pictures. After the test screening went poorly, Disney decided to distribute the film through Walt Disney Pictures and aim it toward children, cutting the film by 19 minutes and removing all adult jokes out so that it would be more acceptable for children. See more »

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When Vicki is talking to Dan in Grand Central Station the same commuter walks by behind her twice in the same direction. See more »

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[from trailer]
Yancy Devlin: You ladies ready to play a little Ultimate Frisbee?
Dan: I think so, Mr. Testosterone!
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References Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) See more »

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Make You Crazy
Written by Brett Dennen
Performed by Brett Dennen featuring Femi Kuti
Courtesy of Dualtone Music Group, Inc.
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Not too bad - it was funny!
1 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

There were no other family flicks out that my older kids would sit through, so we decided to give Old Dogs a shot. I have to say that we laughed very hard and enjoyed it. This is a kids/family film, and in that context it delivers. It certainly is not a bad film. John Travolota and Robin Williams work well together and make this film worth seeing. I hope they have a chance to collaborate again as they have good chemistry. There were some surprises in the plot, which is unusual for most kid films. This film is not going to be an academy award winner, but it certainly was not a waste of time. I expected to be bored and found myself laughing from beginning to end. I want to thank the producers for making a family film that is worth seeing. The kids loved it and when that happens they develop a loyalty to the actors and trust them to deliver again the in future. I hope that is the case.


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