DVD ReleaseThe DVD for the movie Dad was released on May 31, 2005 by Universal Studios and is rated PG.
The movie Dad begins with John Tremont, a man whose only purpose in life is to work. Everything else is just secondary.
Jake Tremont - Jack Lemmon
TriviaThe movie Dad was nominated for 1 Oscar for Best Makeup.
The film Dad was based on the novel of William Wharton.
80's Film Facts:
The Movie Dad was released to theatres on 10/27/1989 by Universal, and grossed $19,738,015 at the box office in the US.
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Time, family, and love.
this movie is sab but extremely good. it teaches good habbits and shows us just how important it is for us to remember out parents and love them dearly. our time on this earth is precious. we shouldnt waste our time trying to make a lot of money because in the end, none of that matters. it is the people with whom we spent this limited amount of time with and whethr or not we make it work. as the elderly jake tremont does in the movie, take some risks and use the money that you have worked hard for to have fun. you cant take anything with you when you die, and jake knew that. we need to start appreciating life on this earth and all that it holds for us much much more.
life is short, embrace it. live it.
#1 - Dianne Oakwood - 10/22/2007 - 20:47
#2 - tet - 03/21/2008 - 13:32
#3 - jake - 08/28/2008 - 23:59
Great Movie, correction on the plot above. John returns home when his MOTHER has a heart attack not his father.
#4 - Jason - 10/14/2008 - 22:57
Always being there for your parents
this move is so true to so many of us with elderly parents. we grew up watching them very dependent on each other, only realizing this special bond after on becomes ill or die.The one left behind is so lost that they just want to give up on the remining days they have left. children should intervene and let them know that they are not alone in this world,despite what ever obstacle we might have with then.
#5 - Harriett Williams - 10/27/2008 - 20:31
Always cherish those precious moment with your parents!
I just love the movie dad for so many different ways. I am so thankful that i took psychology because then i would have never seen this movie. It actually makes me respect and cherish my parents more. Also, my grandparents as well. Always be there for your family when they need you. Friends WILL NOT always be there for you, i dont care what ANYONE says. Your parents are going to be with you until the day they pass away. I cried when i watched the movie .. so if you havent watched it ?
WATCH IT TODAY!!
#6 - Melanie Cox - 02/10/2009 - 12:46
Identify two physical changes that are part ot the normal aging process experienced by one of the main characters in this movie and how these changes effected his/her independence.Identify the body system for each change be specific
#7 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:15
define and discuss the stages of development that Jake or Betty was experiencing in the film( according to Erikson) Give atleast two examples of scenes in the movie tosupport you discussion
#8 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:19
define and discuss the stage or stages of Maslow's Hierachy of Needs that Jake or Betty was experiencingg in the film. Give atleast two examples of scenes in the movie to support your discussion
#9 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:22
Identify three common losses in the geriatric population that Jake experienced in the film
#10 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:24
Give atleast two examples from the film of ageism or sterotyping and how you think the elder person was affected
#11 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:27
Discuss atleast two ethical or legal concerns you had with the health care that was portrayed in the film esp. regarding the rights of the patient/client in healthcare
#12 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:29
compare and contrast the approaches of Dr. Santana (the first doctor) with the approaches of the second doctor later in the film. Discuss the differences in differrences in their approaches to the patient/client, especially with regard to legal/ethical issue
#13 - Janice - 06/07/2009 - 18:33
where can I download this movie for free?
#14 - shawn - 03/31/2010 - 04:30
Where can I download this movie, Dad, for free?
#15 - josephine stewart - 10/11/2010 - 07:15
Very good movie
I'm so glad others enjoyed this movie as much as I did. I saw this movie years ago & last night Encore was running it again. Glad they did. It's just a great story. So sad, but definitely a movie I would recommend to others to see. I am just SOOO TIRED of all the crap movies they put out these days & kids have no idea about these great movies from 5-10 years ago, or even longer. I am really close to my parents & I lost my dad to bladder cancer - my mom is my only parent left - I have no grandparents left either & I was really close to my grandma. So I can appreciate this movie. Sorry to go on, but I wish more people would know about movies like this that are of quality & teach us good morals! Thanks,
#16 - Lori Greco - 08/03/2012 - 16:06