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Drop-Out Father (1982)

A middle-aged man's decision to leave his high-pressure advertising job has a profound effect on his family.

Director:

Don Taylor

Writer:

Bob Shanks
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Ed McCall
Mariette Hartley ... Katherine McCall
George Coe ... Kannon Rush
William Daniels ... Draper Wright
Monte Markham ... Tony Malgrado
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Marty Zimmerman
George Wyner ... Dr. Irving Lefkowitz
Claudia Lonow ... Peggy McCall
Charles Bloom Charles Bloom ... David McCall
Michael Cummings ... Bud McCall
Jacques Aubuchon ... Dr. Simon
Martha Byrne ... Elizabeth McCall
Ray Singer Ray Singer ... Doug
Jeff Altman ... Harry
Rhea Perlman ... Tawney Shapiro
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A middle-aged man's decision to leave his high-pressure advertising job has a profound effect on his family.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wheres The DVD
28 August 2016 | by rkershSee all my reviews

I think of this movie every once in awhile and wish it were on DVD so I could watch it at those times. I've always connected it with Christmas and that does have a slight connection, but I liked the writing, the actors and performances and the movie as a whole. Dick Van Dyke always made it look easy and he worked so well with Marriete Hartley. A light enjoyable movie that you wish you could see whenever you think of it. Considering a lot of the really trashy stuff already on DVD, you would think this one would help balance it all out. A good story that holds it's own over time. Just as relevant and funny as if it was produced this week.


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