Taglines: Sometimes the greatest man you ever meet… is the first one.
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. In the process, he teaches his father to be more independent which causes problems with the man’s wife. Estranged from his own son, the executive comes to realize what has been missing in his own life.
Dad is a 1989 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Gary David Goldberg and starring Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke. It is based on William Wharton’s novel of the same name. The original music score was composed by James Horner. The film was produced by Amblin Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures.
Directed by: Gary David Goldberg
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Zakes Mokae, Peter Michael Goetz, John Apicella, Mary Fogarty
Screenplay by: Gary David Goldberg
Production Design by: Jackson De Govia
Cinematography by: Jan Kiesser
Film Editing by: Eric A. Sears
Costume Design by: Molly Maginnis
Set Decoration by: Thomas L. Roysden
Art Direction by: Paul W. Gorfine, John R. Jensen
Music by: James Horner
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: October 27, 1989