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Dad (1989)

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Release Date
Oct 27, 1989 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: May 31, 2005

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Running Time
1 hour, 57 minutes

Country USA

Studio Amblin Entertainment, Universal

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• Dad

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Tear Jerker, Melodrama

Tagline: Sometimes the greatest man you ever meet... is the first one.

Plot: A son moves in with his aging parents in the hopes of making their final days easier. The care he gives them, and his rekindling of that relationship, helps intensify the one he has with his own son. The film follows the elderly man through sickness and recovery, commenting on the transition of care-giving responsibilities from parent to child.

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 Directed by
Gary David Goldberg
Must Love Dogs, Bye Bye, Love, Family Ties Vacation
 Written by
William Wharton
A Midnight Clear
Gary David Goldberg
Bye Bye, Love, Family Ties Vacation, Must Love Dogs
Jack Lemmon
Some Like It Hot, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Apartment
Ted Danson
Saving Private Ryan, Three Men and a Baby, Body Heat
Kathy Baker
Edward Scissorhands, The Cider House Rules, Cold Mountain
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Se7en
Ethan Hawke
Dead Poets Society, Gattaca, Training Day
Zakes Mokae
Waterworld, Outbreak, Vampire in Brooklyn
J.T. Walsh
A Few Good Men, Sling Blade, The Negotiator
 Music By
James Horner
Braveheart, Titanic, Aliens

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