Dad (1989)

Director
Gary David Goldberg

Main cast
Jack Lemmon; Ted Danson; Ethan Hawke; Kevin Spacey; Olympia Dukakis

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
A busy executive (Ted Danson) 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 (Jack Lemmon) than ever before. Estranged from his own son (Ethan Hawke), the executive comes to realize what has been missing in his own life.


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