Carpool (1996)

PG   |    |  Comedy

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When his wife falls sick, a father - with an important business meeting - finds himself having to carpool for the neighborhood school children and is held hostage of a bank robber.




  • Tom Arnold and David Paymer in Carpool (1996)
  • David Paymer in Carpool (1996)
  • Tom Arnold and David Paymer in Carpool (1996)
  • Tom Arnold and David Paymer in Carpool (1996)
  • Tom Arnold in Carpool (1996)
  • Tom Arnold and Rhea Perlman in Carpool (1996)

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20 November 2005 | Theo Robertson
| Couldn't The Studios Come Up With Something Better Than This ?
CARPOOL was produced by Warner Bros , a film studio with a long history of movie making . You'd think the studio heads would know what makes a successful entertaining film so couldn't have come up with something better than this ?

What's that old saying " Never work with children or animals " ? The studio broke one of the rules by employing children as main protagonists and while we don't have much in the way of animals we see another golden rule broken , the one that states " Never work with a duff script " . A man drives his children to school only to get kidnapped by a desperate robber . You probably think you've seen this premise a million times before but it's not really a plot that's been filmed all that many times , probably because it's so weak and obvious which leads me to be confused as to how it survived its pitch . I guess the studio must have been really short of good ideas that month . The already weak plot is brought done even more by the way the actors mug for the camera and the really weak situations: " You put the gun down - No you put the gun down " which means it's not really worth your time seeing

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