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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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Martha
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Condo Woman
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Tattoo Artist
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Yoshiro Nishamura (as Saburo Shimono)
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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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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Papás a la fuerza  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Kelly Preston is married to John Travolta, in this film she is paired with Robin Williams. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Dan are video-conferencing with their Japanese clients, the camera zooms into the Japanese boss' face when he is delivering his ultimatum. The zoom also appears on the pan-out of the television itself. No teleconferencing system in the world can zoom for dramatic effect. See more »

Quotes

Zach: I think "scat" is poop.
Dan: Really, son?
Zach: Yeah.
Charlie: You wiped poop on my face?
Dan: Yeah. Scat happens, man.
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Connections

Features Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Mambo No. 5
Written by Dámaso Pérez Prado
Performed by Perez Prado Orchestra (as Perez Prado and His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., The RCA Record Label, and The RCA/Jive Label Group,
a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Holy god
29 November 2009 | by See 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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