PG | | Comedy, Drama
An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.
Actor Matthew Broderick's father, actor James Broderick died around the time that this film was being developed, made and released. Broderick's co-actor in this film, Jason Robards, knew his father and helped Matthew through his loss and grief.
How do you know I'm Max Dugan?
Nora McPhee: You *told* me you were.
Max Dugan: I told you a lot of things, but so far you haven't liked any of them, so I'll keep on telling new ones until you pick out one you like.
After a dinner, Max lights a cigar but it never fully ignites. A moment later, the cigar has half an inch of ash at the end.
$2,791,002 (USA) (27 March 1983)
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