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Father Figures (2017)

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Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.


Lawrence Sher


Justin Malen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Jon Mello Robert Jon Mello ... Mr. Jensen
Ed Helms ... Peter Reynolds
Retta ... Annie
Zachary Haven ... Ethan
Mary Grill ... Katherine
Glenn Close ... Helen
Ann McKenzie ... Sheila
Owen Wilson ... Kyle Reynolds
Jessica Gomes ... Kaylani
Harry Shearer ... Gene
Sarah Skeist ... Pretty Flight Attendant
Jo Helton ... Elderly Woman (as Jo Wintker)
Terry Bradshaw ... Terry Bradshaw
Debra Stipe ... Karen Bradshaw
Ving Rhames ... Rod Hamilton


Kyle and Peter Reynolds are fraternal twins who were raised by their mother, Helen, as their father died before they were born. Kyle is dating his pregnant girlfriend, Kaylani, and is wealthy from royalties for his image on BBQ sauce labels. Peter is a divorced with a teenage son who resents him. Shortly after Helen's wedding, Peter recognizes an actor on Law and Order: SVU from photos of his supposed father, and confronts Helen. Helen explains that she had been promiscuous at the time of their conception, and did not want their father involved. When they keep pressing, Helen reveals that their father is Terry Bradshaw. The brothers fly to Florida to meet Bradshaw, who they encounter at a signing event. Bradshaw is excited to have them as sons. As Bradshaw recounts stories with former teammate Rod Hamilton, the brothers realize that Bradshaw had been in Australia at the time of their conception, and thus isn't their father..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Finding Their Father Would Be a Family Miracle See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual references throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The front desk worker in the hotel is portrayed by Andrew Wilson, Owen Wilson's older brother. See more »


Before picking up the black hitch hiker, Kyle claims there are no black serial killers. Clearly he was unaware of Anthony Sowell, the "Cleveland Strangler", a black man who is on death row in Ohio for the murders of 11 women over a two year span from 2007-2009. See more »


[last lines]
The Universe: [on the telephone] Hi. It's me. The Universe. Remember, life is not a race. The journey that counts. 'k? I love you. By the way, the Illuminati is real.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bright (2017) See more »


Written and Performed by Gerald Trottman
Courtesy of Alcon Sleeping Giant
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User Reviews

Not nearly as bad as people make it out to be, A good comedy.
11 January 2018 | by rpmyfz450See all my reviews

Its a comedy, so nothing serious. I didn't even have intentions on watching this in the theater. I went to see the new Star Wars but the theater had issues playing the movie. They offered us a refund, but my girlfriend and I still wanted to see a movie so we stayed and watched this. Neither of us knew what to expect, so we were skeptical, but as the movie went on we had a good time with it. If you like Owen Wilson movies then you will like this movie. I don't really understand all the hate, I follow a lot of movies so I had to get on her to give it some credit.

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English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bastards See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,451, 24 December 2017

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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