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11 Ratings


Directed by Gary David Goldberg
United States, 1989
Drama, Comedy


A busy, “always-on-the-run” executive learns during a meeting that his mother may be dying and rushes home to her side. He ends up being his father’s caretaker and becomes closer to him than ever before…

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Dad Directed by Gary David Goldberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | Nominee: Best Makeup

Golden Globes (USA)

1990 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

American Comedy Awards

1990 | Nominee: Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

What are people saying?

  • SpacePirate's rating of the film Dad

    A touching and at times painful film to watch (for me, as reminded me of my grandmother towards the end). It is def corny at times, suffering from that late 80s early 90s schlock that only a few classics escaped completely (Running on Empty, River Runs Through It, The Player, etc). I give it an extra star based solely on the fact that Lemmons performance moved me to tears and is further proof he is a master. 4 stars

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