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World's Greatest Dad (2009)

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When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Lance
Daryl Sabara ... Kyle Clayton
Morgan Murphy ... Morgan
Naomi Glick ... Ginger
Dan Spencer Dan Spencer ... Dan Spencer
Geoff Pierson ... Principal Anderson
Henry Simmons ... Mike Lane
Zach Sanchez-Vitale ... Peter (as Zach Sanchez)
Alexie Gilmore ... Claire Reed
Evan Martin ... Andrew
Ellyn Jameson ... Jennifer (as Ellie Jameson)
Michael Thomas Moore Michael Thomas Moore ... Chris (as Michael Moore)
Ray Buckley ... Metal Kid (as Alles Mist)
Jermaine Williams ... Jason
Lorraine Nicholson ... Heather
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Storyline

Lance Clayton is a man who has learned to settle. His son, Kyle's an insufferable jerk. Lance is dating Claire, the school's art teacher, but she doesn't want to get serious or even acknowledge publicly they're dating. In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy -- and greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of all the fame, fortune and popularity he ever dreamed of; if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got it. Written by andrew mcgraime

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Lance Clayton is about to get everything he deserves.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, crude and sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

O Melhor Pai do Mundo See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,675, 21 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$221,210, 20 November 2009
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Alphacine)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait and Tom Kenny all acted in the movie Shakes the Clown (1991). See more »

Goofs

The footprints Kyle leaves on the glovebox in his dad's car change position when his dad looks at them again after Kyle's death. See more »

Quotes

Lance Clayton: Jesus Christ, Andrew, why can't you let it go, okay? No wonder your mother drinks.
Andrew: You know the last thing Kyle said to me? Said you're a stupid fucking idiot. Have a good time on your TV show; Kyle's still dead.
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References Terror by Night (1946) See more »

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Mandolin Rain
Written by Bruce Hornsby and John Hornsby
Performed by Bruce Hornsby
Courtesy of Zappo Productions
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Beware it is funny!
31 January 2010 | by SaulLidievSee all my reviews

Suddenly today was the day I wanted to watch a movie. Not a typical everyday thriller/action flick with all the explosives and hot babes. I just wanted to watch a movie that made me chuckle and think at the same time.

So I searched through Google for indie movies. I prefer watching indie movies. They have this kind of weird, but cool feel to it while you are watching it. So I found a list of 25 indie movies for 2009, and I found a nifty trailer for this movie. I must say it had me laughing out loud like a fool, but it was great.

That inspired me to watch this dark humor film. Robin Willians as the meek, gentle Lance, and Daryl Sabara as the douchebag son Kyle. From what I seen this was one of Robin Williams tamed roles. None other less he played the character very well. Wow; I was surprise Daryl Sabara was in this movie. The last movie I saw him was in Spy kids; his role in this movie was jaw dropping. Considering how his character was portrayed.

In overall this movie was funny as hell, but also in some parts made you widen your eyes and gasp. I would recommend this movie very much.


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