Father's Day

Director: Ivan Reitman
Writers: Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
Director of Photography:Stephen H. Burum
Editors:Sheldon Kahn and Wendy Greene Bricmont
Music:James Newton Howard
Production Designer:Thomas Sanders
Producers:Joel Silver and Ivan Reitman
Warner Bros.; PG-13; 99 minutes
Cast:Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Charlie Hofheimer, Bruce Greenwood and Mel Gibson
Based on the film Les Compères

Williams and Crystal on the same bill in a Reitman comedy? A surefire hit, right? Not exactly. Williams's neurotic failed writer, Dale, and Crystal's straight-man attorney, Jack, make a giddy comic team, but Reitman fails to capitalize on some of the funniest lines. When her son, Scott (Hoffheimer), runs away to chase a girl, Colette (Kinski) tells Jack that Scott is his son and begs him to find the boy. Jack is reluctant, so she uses the same approach on Dale. This is just the news Dale needs to lift him from a suicidal depression. Dale is off and running, and Jack, having a change of heart, is too. Predictably, the two meet on the road and go it together.

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