Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

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Director: Herbert Ross

Cast: Herbert Ross, Marsha Mason, Jason Robards Jr., Donald Sutherland

     
 
Max Dugan (Jason Robards Jr.) is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Marsha Mason. Struggling to raise her restless son Matthew Broderick on her own, Mason is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick schemes. Forced to leave town due to the

Overview

Max Dugan (Jason Robards Jr.) is an elderly ne'er-do-well whose tenuous mob connections have made him persona non grata with his daughter Marsha Mason. Struggling to raise her restless son Matthew Broderick on her own, Mason is none too pleased when Max returns to the family fold with yet another portfolio of get-rich-quick schemes. Forced to leave town due to the investigative habits of cop Donald Sutherland, Mason's new boyfriend, Max does one last good deed to renew the faith of the disillusioned-with-life Broderick. Watch for Donald Sutherland's son Kiefer in his film debut, and for former Kansas City Royals' batting coach Charlie Lau in the baseball-game finale.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
As adolescent wish-fulfillment fantasies go, Max Dugan Returns provides an irresistible hook: What if your dumpy house was suddenly populated with enough merchandise to supply a season of Wheel of Fortune prizes? Unfortunately, director Herbert Ross' portrayal of said riches is more compelling than any human component in the picture, and that goes for Jason Robards' vigorous, Howard Hughes-lite turn as the titular benefactor. Neil Simon stalwart Marsha Mason is back in the saddle here as the sensible Nora, caught between her child-like, daughterly love for her father Max and her moral, maternal instincts to Michael (Matthew Broderick, in a memorable debut). But the movie doesn't use its conceit to unearth any universal truths about parents and children, or about the long-buried secrets between this particular pair of them. Instead, what we're left with is a succession of scenes of wide-eyed wonder and awe at stereo equipment, sectional sofas, and Mercedes convertibles.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
UPC:
0013131296198
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
PG
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:38:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marsha Mason Nora McPhee
Jason Robards Max Dugan
Donald Sutherland Brian Costello
Matthew Broderick Michael McPhee
Dody Goodman Mrs. Litke
Sal Viscuso Coach Roy
Panchito Gomez Luis
Billie Bird Older Woman
Sondra Blake Teacher
Joey Coleman 3rd Baseman
Frank D'Annibale Bears' Coach
Robert Darcy Cabbie
Tom Fridley Steve
Ray Girardin Umpire
Charley Lau Himself
Irene Olga Lopez His Wife
Hank McCann Actor
Santos Morales Grocer
Shelley Morrison Mother
David Morse Shoe Store Cop
Lydia Nicole Celia
Tessa Richarde Blonde in Shoe Store
Thomas Rosales Robber
Tom Spratley Truck Washer
Jim Staahl Man in Shoe Store
Duke Stroud Actor
Kiefer Sutherland Bill Costello
Mari Gorman Pat
Brian Part Kevin
Bill Aylesworth Chris

Technical Credits
Herbert Ross Director,Producer
Albert Brenner Production Designer
David M. Haber Art Director
Bob Mackie Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Marks Editor
Al Overton Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Roe Asst. Director
Roger M. Rothstein Executive Producer
David Shire Score Composer
Neil Simon Producer,Screenwriter
Kandy Stern Set Decoration/Design
David M. Walsh Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. What's Wrong? (Main Titles) [3:59]
2. Stolen Vehicle [2:38]
3. Catching a Lift [4:02]
4. Driving Lesson [5:35]
5. Max Dugan Returns [12:49]
6. Breakfast With Mr. Parker [6:20]
7. First Prize [8:22]
8. A Change of Heart [2:18]
9. Gus' Tale [8:39]
10. The Date [8:38]
11. Batting Practice [4:53]
12. An Unexpected Visitor [6:05]
13. Costello's Concern [4:03]
14. Max's Decision [7:03]
15. It's Up to Michael [9:20]
16. End Credits [3:00]

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Max Dugan Returns 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Libejin More than 1 year ago
This is one of my most favorite all-time movies ever. It's funny, serious, and the characters are the best combination who are all leading men/women. They each stand out because Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Matthew Broderick, the nosey neighbor and supporting cast all play well together. I've seen this at least twenty times and never get tired of it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Max Dugan (Robards) reenters his daughters life (Mason) but not with get-rich-quick schemes but to reunite and bond with his daughter and grandson understanding he has only six months to live. His monetary legacy in the form of 647,000.00 which was rightfully his, he wants to pass on to them in the form of gifts to make up for his absence. This is a wonderful family film everyone will enjoy.