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  • Actors: Jack Lemmon, Robby Benson, Lee Remick, Colleen Dewhurst, John Marley
  • Directors: Bob Clark
  • Writers: Bernard Slade
  • Producers: Garth H. Drabinsky, Hannah Hempstead, Joel B. Michaels, Richard S. Bright
  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Hbo (Warner)
  • VHS Release Date: Aug. 21 1991
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6302148359
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #850 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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It is a very good story. Makes you laugh and cry. Best acting by all. Will make you want to be a better person
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The world is his stage, his properities his props, his fellowmen give him his cue and everything he says is aimed at maximum stage-effect. Scottie Templeton (Jack Lemmon) the promising screenwriter gave up from sheer boredom. Scottie the ineffective Broadway-agent kills his time with casual acquaintances, trivial diversions and insipid conversation. He enjoys great popularity because he lays on the charm and makes people laugh. Scottie, the idolized but unreliable father, left his family when his son was just eight. But he has the skill to repress unpleasant memories. He cracks jokes when he enters the hospital for a check-up - and then he is no longer in a joking mood: leucemia, radiotherapy, chemotherapy...but those prospects he thrusts aside. He cannot leave money to his son, much less childhood memories but he fancies that he can teach him "love of life".
Jud (Robbie Benson) feels awkward and insecure in his father's company, but he has moral strength and categorical convictions. He is grim and careworn and just twenty and Scottie has no choice but to inform his ex-wife (Lee Remick) of his condition and beg her to persuade her son to spend the summer with his dad - without telling him the truth, of course. She agrees and Jud agrees but Scottie's victory is hard-won - he shields himself from her sympathy by turning his ill-health into ridicule and drinking and smoking even more - and may well be a Pyrrhic victory: He has his son, yes, but now that he has him he does no know what to do with him. Jud patiently endures his father's wisecracks but is in no mood to play his stooge. He shows little enthusiasm for Scottie's diversions - why did he want him to stay? Their relationship deteriorates even more when Scottie tries to engineer a romance with an aspiring actress (Kim Cattrall).
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... which unfortunately suffers slightly from Robby Benson's usual balsa performance(wooden & VERY lightweight) but Jack Lemmon is at his best since SAVE THE TIGER and DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES. Robby Benson is at least as good as he was in ODE TO BILLIE JOE. Tucked away in the cast is Gale Garnett, who had a vocal hit in '65 with "We'll Sing in the Sunshine", as Lemmon's stripper pal. See it.
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The innonative edition and direction plus Jack Lemmon's talent and versatility make this film one of the best dramas that have ever being prodduced in Hollywood.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the best films about father and son erelationship April 9 1999
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The innonative edition and direction plus Jack Lemmon's talent and versatility make this film one of the best dramas that have ever being prodduced in Hollywood.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Man Was Not Meant To Be Alone July 13 2008
By John W. Schlatter - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a perfect portrait of people I have known who have built emotional moats around their castle of humanity....
Lemmon's character is commited to having no commitment...So busy loving the world he is unable to totally love those who to whom he is closest.
Watch this film with friends and I guarentee you will have one of the greatest discussions you have ever had about all of the implications...A totally human film
Great Song by Barry Manlow heard over the credits sums up the whole idea of the film...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"We Only Have One Dad" Feb. 19 2009
By Old School - Published on Amazon.com
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This film is a story about a father who finds out he is dying of cancer and that he doesn't have enough time to live. The challenge is to spend the rest of his life trying to make up with his only son who happens to hate his guts.
A good friend of mine used to say, "We are just passing through." and I guess this is what the movie is all about.
A father and a son relationship is precious...please make the most of it.
Go on, before it 's too late! Oct. 15 2005
By Hiram Gomez Pardo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
When we are close to death we tend to rethink our attitudes respect of our beloved affective and social circle. And seen under this sad perspective, there are not so much who deserve this effort: that 's the case we have, when a dying father who suffers of cancer wants to reconcile with his son. Lemon as always gave an unforgettable and touching role.
A mostly moving film about fathers & sons Dec 4 1999
By Nagronsky - Published on Amazon.com
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.. which unfortunately suffers slightly from Robby Benson's usual balsa performance(wooden & VERY lightweight) but Jack Lemmon is at his best since SAVE THE TIGER and DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES. Robby Benson is at least as good as he was in ODE TO BILLIE JOE. Tucked away in the cast is Gale Garnett, who had a vocal hit in '65 with "We'll Sing in the Sunshine", as Lemmon's stripper pal. See it.

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