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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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Life is Not Child-Proof 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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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 Charlie meets "Jimmy Lunchbox" (Bernie Mac) backstage, he calls him "Jimmy Mac". See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Yancy Devlin: You ladies ready to play a little Ultimate Frisbee?
Dan: I think so, Mr. Testosterone!
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Connections

References Chariots of Fire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

In Rhythm
Written by Alex Torres and Jimmy Fontanez
Performed by Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
Courtesy of Crucial Music
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A good dose of spray-on fun
22 February 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was funny, heartfelt and good. By far one of the better comedies I have seen come out of 2009.

The cast of "Old Dogs" is really good, as everyone have great on screen charisma, and everyone is a gifted actor, so that works well in a great way. I always like Robin Williams, but I must say that John Travolta did a really good job in this movie (and I am usually not a big fan of his work).

The movie is good for fun and laughter, whether you sit down to watch it alone, with your significant other, or with your whole family. There is something in this movie for everyone.

"Old Dogs" have a somewhat sassy story, sure, it was a Disney product after all, but it worked out well anyway. I was thoroughly amused throughout the entire movie, and I was laughing a lot as well. The majority of the movie revolves around comedy, but the drama aspect of the story worked well entwined with the comedy. It came together as a heartfelt wholesome.

I recommend this movie warmly for its good story and laughs, and I say this movie is the type that you will pick up again and watch at a later time.


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