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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Majority of production, including most of Tokyo scenes (except for the Tokyo airport and Tokyo street scenes that were shot in New York City) were done in Connecticut, thanks to the 30% Film/TV production tax incentive that the State offered at that time. There was no overseas location shoot in this film. See more »

Goofs

While Charlie and Dan are on the jet to Tokyo, Charlie is eating sushi. At one point he picks a piece off his plate and pops it into his mouth. Then, in a wider shot, you can see the same piece of sushi is still on his plate. 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

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Taylor Lautner/Bon Jovi (2009) See more »

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Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers
Performed by Free
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Holy god
29 November 2009 | by bradlewis98See all my reviews

"Old Dogs" is simply mind numbingly awful. It's like two hours of being raped in the face by fart jokes. Is it funny to see Seth Green pretend to get hit in the balls? Well then this is totally up your alley. When people talk about how films are getting worse this is what they are talking about. The inexplicable amount of decent ratings for this mess of idiocy kind of explains why the publishing industry is tanking. I refuse to admit I live in a world where those who enjoy this dreck actually know how to read.

"Old Dogs" is an ugly artless stupid film that has been created only to keep your kids quiet for a couple hours; although making them sit through this should legally be on the same level as child abuse. In a couple years we will forget this ever existed.


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