PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Jackie Gleason was seriously ill with colon cancer, liver cancer, thrombosed hemorrhoids, diabetes and phlebitis. One evening during filming he admitted to his daughter that he only had a short time to live.
That was something we all had in common... your grandfather, me, you. We always knew had to talk a girl into bed.
David Basner: I'm glad you still can.
Max Basner: I can't. I can't do it anymore.
David (Tom Hanks) throws a ball against the wall in his apartment repeatedly, catching it and throwing it again. On the last throw, he tries but misses the catch and a crew member's arm quickly enters the shot and catches the ball for him.
One "unedited" print, formerly in HBO's library, removes the exchange between Max and David about their "best friends."
$3,279,650 (USA) (3 August 1986)
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