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Nothing in Common

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Nothing in Common was an attempt by Tom Hanks to add some dramatic credentials to his status as a comic lead. The first half of the film, dealing with his character's life in the advertising business, has enough comedy in it that the audience accepts Hanks more easily when the film turns melodramatic in the second half. Jackie Gleason is good as the father, but his work is occasionally undone by the maudlin scenarios he is forced to play. Director Garry Marshall was shooting for a Terms of Endearment-like mix of comedy and pathos, but he is at heart a comedy director. The laughs in the film are crisply paced, occasionally pointed, and generally entertaining. Those sequences are so much stronger than the tearjerking ending that the audience cannot help but be let down. However, the good material in this film makes it one of the more interesting films from Hanks in the 1980s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • UPC: 014381753356
  • Original Release: 1986
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 61,506

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks David Basner
Jackie Gleason Max Basner
Eva Marie Saint Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward Cheryl Ann Wayne
John Kapelos Roger, the Commercial Director
Carol Messing David's secretary
Cindy Harrel Shelley the Stewardess
Bill Applebaum Ted Geller
Mona Lyden Mishi
Anthony Starke Cameron
Jane Morris Dale
Dan Castellaneta Brian
Mike Hagerty Eric
Jeff Michalski Lewis
Toni Hudson Receptionist
Bruce A. Young Gene
Ben Rawnsley Mitchell
Kathi Marshall Tour Guide
Scott Marshall Mailroom Boy
Lynda Goodfriend Louise Pelham
Mark Von Holstein Robert
Ron Dean Ed Bedsole
Andrew Paris DJ at Shenanigan's
Steve Assad Lloyd
Vincent Guastaferro Marvin Nadler
Andra Akers Blonde Saleswoman
Tracy Reiner Young Saleswoman
Harvey Keenan Nat Vogel
Lorna Thayer Auditioning Grandma
Meg Wyllie Grandma on Commercial Set
Shirley Kirks Jeu De Prume Dancer
David Hall Boardroom Executive
Bo Sabato Boardroom Executive
Jack Larson Max's Doctor
Julie Paris Gina the Nurse
Steve Restivo Head Waiter
Frank Campanella Remo
Lou Evans Man on Airplane
Conrad Janis Himself
Lucinda Crosby Fashion Show Announcer
Jeris Poindexter Harvey
Sam Denoff
Technical Credits
Garry Marshall Director
Nick Abdo Producer
John A. Alonzo Cinematographer
Glenn Farr Editor
Larry Grusin Screenwriter
Janice Hampton Editor
Roland Hill Set Decoration/Design
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Rick Podell Screenwriter
Michael Preminger Screenwriter
Alex Rose Producer
Charles Rosen Production Designer
Roger M. Rothstein Producer
William Ladd Skinner Set Decoration/Design
Ray Stark Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Watch it for Jackie!

    This movie isn't about about Tom Hanks, it's about Jackie Gleason. It was his last film before he passed on. One of his best and demostrates the range that he could carry. Jackie helped Tom tremodously as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good,but slow at times

    Not your tipical Tom Hanks movie. Fun and fast moving in the begining. It runs down and gets a little slow. The ending is worth waiting for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding relationship between Hanks & Gleason!

    Film=Outstanding. Gleason's relationship with Hanks as Father and Son is sheer Genus as the two of them struggle with past life of Hanks mom and Dad-Gleason's pending Divorce.

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    Posted December 12, 2010

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