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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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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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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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Travolta and Robin Williams were close friends in real life. See more »

Goofs

When Dan is taking the self tanning session we can clearly see that the hair on his chest just grew back, although the tattoo is supposed to be already 7 years old. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Lunchbox: [to Charlie] Did ya see the show?
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Connections

References Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

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Written by Lily Allen (as Lily Rose Allen), Iyiola Babtunde Baralola (as Iyiola Babatunde Babalola), Tommy McCook (as Thomas McCook), and Darren Lewis
Performed by Lily Allen
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Incomprehensibly Awful
23 November 2009 | by brettsterSee all my reviews

A friend and I saw a screening of this feeble excuse for a major motion picture right before Thanksgiving, and the look of exasperation we exchanged during the closing credits is one I hope we never have to show one other again. Evidently, John Travolta, his wife, daughter and siblings needed an excuse to take a working family vacation with Robin Williams, and this cinematic open sore is the result. It is an insult to the intelligence of anybody over, or under, the age of 10. Here's an example of the film's logic: Kelly Preston (Mrs. T) plays a mother of 7-year-old twins; on the eve of being sent to prison, she tells Robin Williams that he's the dad. Even so, she is extremely concerned about whether he can live up the responsibility of taking care of them while she's in the cooler. (The irony is not played for laughs.) If you relish stupid situations, potty humor and extreme predictability, this is the movie for you.


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