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The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993)

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An irresponsible teen examines his life after his fed-up parents leave him to fend for himself.

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Martin Nicholson

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Handel Glassberg (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Frewer ... Bob Miller
Robert Jayne ... Matt Miller (as Bobby Jacoby)
Brigid Brannagh ... Melanie Hope (as Brigid Conley Walsh)
Seth Green ... Leo
Chance Quinn ... Val
Kevin Meaney ... Sam Scott
Ben Stein ... Dr. Lillianfarb (as Benjamin J. Stein)
Peter Michael Goetz ... Waldo
Elena Wohl ... Andrea
Martin Mull ... Norman Roberts
Blair Brown ... Mrs. Judy Miller
Nick Toth ... Arthur Hope
Charlotte Booker ... Mrs. Dawn Hope
Jane Alden Jane Alden ... Millicent
Eric Poppick ... Roy Yantek
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Storyline

At one time or another, most teenagers have fantasized about being rid of their parents, living in a huge house and having unlimited access to a credit card. All three wishes come true for tough-talking 16-year-old Matt Miller when his fed-up parents leave him to start life anew. Despite the potential for teenage fun, Matt finds that life on his own is more difficult than he anticipated, particularly after the laundry piles up and he grows tired of TV dinners. Suddenly, Matt wants his parents back. However, after Matt tracks his parents down, they deliver a big surprise: they're not returning home. Written by Anonymous

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It's time to party...! Do you know where your parents are? See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Missing Parents See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Matt Miller: It's like Thoreau said... Most dudes lead lives of filed information.
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References Madonna: Material Girl (1985) See more »

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CRUCIFIED
Performed by LILLIAN AXE
Written by STEVIE BLAZE
Produced and Mixed by Leif Mases
Associate Producer Stevie Blaze
Published by Sheer Brilliance (ASCAP)
Courtesy of IRS Records Ltd.
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Too bad to even be a turkey.
7 May 1999 | by kbuschoSee all my reviews

I'd be ashamed to contaminate a landfill with this video. Bad acting, bad script. This one will gag a maggot.


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