Director: Gary David Goldberg Cast: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis


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Looking like death warmed over, Jack Lemmon plays the aging father of Ted Danson. Always proud of being able to fend for himself, Lemmon despises being reliant upon others, but his enfeebled state does not allow him his old independence. For his part, Danson resents having to care for his dad as he would for an infant. Things take an upward turn when a "Doctor Feelgood" (Zakes Mokae) enters the scene, pumping Lemmon full of self-confidence. But then Lemmon is stricken with cancer, an affliction that he can't jolly himself out of. As the reality of his imminent death strikes everyone around him, Lemmon retreats into fantasy, recalling the past happy events of his life as though they're happening here and now. The rest of the family humors their dying dad, and in so doing draws closer together than they've been in years. TV sitcom maestro Gary David Goldberg co-produced and directed Dad, and also adapted the screenplay from the novel by William Wharton.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0025192734724
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 14,135

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon Jake Tremont
Ted Danson John Tremont
Olympia Dukakis Bette Tremont
Kathy Baker Annie Tremont
Kevin Spacey Mario
Ethan Hawke Billy Tremont
Zakes Mokae Dr. Chad
J.T. Walsh Dr. Santana
Patti Arpaia Receptionist
Mary Fogarty Gloria McCarthy
Peter Michael Goetz Dr. Ethridge
John Apicella Dr. Delibro
Richard McGonagle Victor Walton
Bill Morey Hal McCarthy
Art Frankel DMV Instructor
Ray Girardin Butcher
Vickilyn Reynolds CCU Nurse
Edith Fields Jake's Nurse
Takayo Fischer Jake's Nurse
Andi Chapman Jake's Nurse
Emily Kuroda Vicki
Jimmy Higa Chris
Gregory Itzin Ralph Kramer
Richard Fiske Bingo Caller
Tony Kienitz Bank Executive
Terry Wills Dry Cleaner
Donna Porter Surprised Neighbor
Jan Munroe Corporate Employee
Nancy Paul Corporate Employee
Charles Stranski Corporate Employee
Patrick Massett Corporate Employee
Chris Lemmon Young Jake
Gina Raymond Young Bette
Justin Petersen Young John
Sprague Grayden Young Annie
Lucas Hall Hank
Katie Kissell Lizbeth

Technical Credits
Gary David Goldberg Director,Co-producer,Screenwriter
Dan Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Ken Diaz Makeup
Dick Smith Special Effects
Paul W. Gorfine Art Director
James Horner Score Composer
John R. Jensen Art Director
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Jan Kiesser Cinematographer
Molly Maginnis Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank Marshall Producer
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
Eric Sears Editor
Steven Spielberg Producer
Joseph Stern Co-producer
Gary Zink Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Time to Get Up (Main Titles) [6:18]
2. Mom's Had a Heart Attack [8:07]
3. Taking Care of Dad [8:37]
4. Doing Chores and Having Fun [7:36]
5. The World Has Changed [7:31]
6. Spending Time Together [6:43]
7. In the Bosom of the Family [4:04]
8. A Serious Problem [6:21]
9. Unscheduled Release [1:46]
10. Sleep on It [3:19]
11. A Second Opinion [7:00]
12. Miraculous Recovery [7:52]
13. Just Having Fun [3:46]
14. Living in a Dream World [6:03]
15. Getting Off Track [5:17]
16. Be Forgiving [9:57]
17. Human After All [5:14]
18. End Titles [8:18]

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