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Replacing Dad (1999)

Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal ... See full summary »

Director:

Joyce Chopra

Writers:

Shelley Fraser Mickle (novel), David J. Hill (teleplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary McDonnell ... Linda Marsh
William Russ ... George Marsh
Jack Coleman ... Dr. Mark Chandler
Erik von Detten ... Drew
Camilla Belle ... Mandy
Tippi Hedren ... Dixie
Stephen Meadows ... Charlie Pick
Cynthia Steele Cynthia Steele ... Lucille
Michele Abrams ... Ann Marie
Hayden Tank ... Willie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Dempsey ... Sid
Trent Dolan Trent Dolan ... Fisherman
Kate Frisina ... Tommy's Mom
Sarah Hunley Sarah Hunley ... Janelle
Lyle Kanouse ... Pete
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Linda and George live in a small town. He is the school principal. They are about to celebrate their 16th anniversary. She catches him with her daughter's young teacher, and has to deal with the kids, the town and her love to him. Written by Jonathan <jrd@netvision.net.il>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Otcuv návrat See more »

Filming Locations:

Arcadia, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1997 but not broadcast until 1999. See more »

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References Moonstruck (1987) See more »

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Perfect 6.
15 June 2000 | by Jonathan-18See all my reviews

I saw the movie for Mary Mc Donnell. She's o-k.

It maybe fitting for the book it's based upon, Replacing Dad does not, however, fit the movie. It's about how she deals with her husband of sixteen years leaving her for another woman and only slightly about her coping with new men in life and her children's reaction to their mom's dating and dates.

There are great little moments: Linda's submissiveness to her husband, the grandmother's reaction when Willie answers the phone- devoured by just-bad parts: grandmother not running after her grandson's footprints, and what she says to her self at the time; Why does Linda say "I lied" when they get to the New Year Eve's party? A little sentence about Linda's complaint to the police wouldn't have hurt. Story-wise, there could easily have been another half hour.

I've never seen Dynasty, Jack Coleman is really good here. Hayden Tank as Willie in the bunny suit is absolutely adorable. And Tippi Hedren looks great for her age. Did she have any work done on her?


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