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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.

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Lawrence Sher

Writer:

Justin Malen
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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..

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Are you our daddy? See more »


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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,287,451, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,501,244, 15 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,800,003, 25 January 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The script was sold less than two days after being pitched, in an impressive thirty-six hours. See more »

Goofs

Terry Bradshaw not gave up he's starting job to Joe Gilliam. Bradshaw temporarily lost the starting job to Joe Gilliam in 1974, but he took over again during the regular season. See more »

Quotes

Kyle Reynolds: Wow.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
Written by Bob Russell and Bobby Scott (as Robert Scott)
Performed by Neil Diamond
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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movie with heart and the laughs - exactly what I needed this time of year!
22 December 2017 | by neeah-61642See all my reviews

This movie is a welcome break from all the other films out there. Between all the serious Oscar-driven drama and groan-worthy sequels, Father Figures is a fun, "let's forget about all my stress" kind of movie. The jokes aren't on top of each other like most comedies, and the actors engage you right from their first scenes (in particular Katt Williams). But what surprised me most was how much heart the movie had. Maybe it's because I have two young kids, but watching the two brothers in the train scene and interacting with the mom at the end had me crying! Definitely a fun movie - you get the laughs as well as the warm fuzzies all in one film.


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