Old Dogs

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Old Dogs

Walt Becker (2009)

PG Certificate


Our Score
John Travolta reteams with Wild Hogs director Walt Becker and shares top billing with Robin Williams for this ramshackle comedy. The stars play two friends and business partners who suddenly end up babysitting a pair of seven-year-old twins, the product of Williams's one-day marriage years before. In a vain effort to entertain the unlovable sprogs, the pair engage in a torrent of slapstick set-ups that are neither witty nor funny. The sight gags come thick and fast, culminating in a children's entertainer (played by Bernie Mac in his last screen performance) putting the hapless childminders into motion-control puppet suits - and even that apparently golden opportunity is not amusing. There are some eye-catching cameos featuring the likes of Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston (aka Mrs Travolta) and Matt Dillon as an obsessive scout leader, but essentially this comes across as nothing more than a Hollywood in-joke for which "you had to be there".


An uptight PR executive on the verge of an important business deal discovers he is the father of seven-year-old twins, and that he will be responsible for looking after them while their mother spends two weeks in jail. Clueless about how to deal with children, he turns to his friend and business partner for help. Comedy, starring John Travolta, Robin Williams and Bernie Mac in his final role.

Cast & Crew

Charlie John Travolta
Dan Robin Williams
Vicki Kelly Preston
Craig Seth Green
Emily Ella Bleu Travolta
Amanda Lori Loughlin
Zach Conner Rayburn
Barry Matt Dillon
Jimmy Lunchbox Bernie Mac
Jenna Rita Wilson
Martha Ann-Margret
Director Walt Becker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: DisneyAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 19 Mar 2010
Comedy Children's