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Garry Marshall directed this film which starts as a light comedy but moves into heavy-duty drama later on. David Basner (Tom Hanks in a good performance) works in an ad agency, where he enjoys bantering with his co-workers and meets a lot of women. He hasn't been especially close to his father (Jackie Gleason) and never thought about him much until his Dad is left devastated when his wife of 36 years walks out on him. He is soon faced with serious health problems as well. This propels the elder Basner on a downward slide that affects David and their relationship. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:July 30, 1986


Tom Hanks
as David Basner
Jackie Gleason
as Max Basner
Eva Marie Saint
as Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo
as Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin
as Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong
as Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward
as Cheryl Ann Wayne
John Kapelos
as Roger, the Commercial Director
Carol Messing
as David's secretary
Lucinda Crosby
as Fashion Show Announcer
Andra Akers
as Blonde Saleswoman
Anthony Starke
as Cameron
Steve Assad
as Lloyd
Harvey Keenan
as Nat Vogel
Lynda Goodfriend
as Louise Pelham
Ben Rawnsley
as Mitchell
Dan Castellaneta
as Brian
Jack Larson
as Max's Doctor
Lorna Thayer
as Auditioning Grandma
Jane Morris
as Dale
Jeris Poindexter
as Harvey
Meg Wyllie
as Grandma on Commercial Set
Toni Hudson
as Receptionist
Bruce A. Young
as Gene
Conrad Janis
as Himself
Jeff Michalski
as Lewis
Mark Von Holstein
as Robert
Steve Restivo
as Head Waiter
Mona Lyden
as Mishi
Tracy Reiner
as Young Saleswoman
Bill Applebaum
as Ted Geller
Frank Campanella
as Remo
Julie Paris
as Gina the Nurse
Ron Dean
as Ed Bedsole
Vincent Guastaferro
as Marvin Nadler
Scott Marshall
as Mailroom Boy
Mike Hagerty
as Eric
Lou Evans
as Man on Airplane
Shirley Kirks
as Jeu De Prume Dancer
Bo Sabato
as Boardroom Executive
Andrew Paris
as DJ at Shenanigan's
Kathi Marshall
as Tour Guide
Sam Denoff


Garry Marshall
Alex Rose
Raymond Stark
Roger M. Rothstein
Nick Abdo
Rick Podell
Larry Grusin
Michael Preminger
John A. Alonzo
Glenn Farr
Janice Hampton
Charles Rosen
Production Designer
Rosanna Norton
Costume Designer