Dad's Week Off (1997)

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Dad's Week Off (1997)
Dad's Week Off (original title)

A computer salesman charged with marketing a tiny computer that no one can operate faces hypertension when he realizes that there is no way to sell the product and he is likely to lose his job. So he can get some rest, his wife offers to take their two kid's camping for a week. When his fellow salesman and best friend is fired and thrown out of his house by his wife, he moves in and immediately starts unending parties which ultimately ends up the house on fire and Winkler arrested on multiple charges. In between, in a drug-induced stupor, he gets mixed up with a ditzy blonde who wants to marry him and rescue her child from being raised by her parents.
USA
IMDb   4.4 /10
TheMovieDb    3.0 /10
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Creators
Director Neal Israel
Writer Neal Israel
Writer Robert Kosberg
Information
Release Date1997-03-28
Runtime1h 35min
GenreComedy
Content RatingR (R)
Awards
CompanyParamount Pictures, Showtime Networks, Imagination Productions
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Jack Potteras Jack Potter
Chericeas Cherice
Bernieas Bernie
Emmett Sharpelas Emmett Sharpel
Wendel Meldrum
Wendel Meldrum
Lewas Lew
Hankas Hank
Gayle Sharpelas Gayle Sharpel
Detectiveas Detective
Brother no. 2 - Bobas Brother no. 2 - Bob
Ministeras Minister
Peteas Pete
Laurie McLay
Laurie McLay
Paulineas Pauline
Sobbing Manas Sobbing Man
Robert Frederick
Robert Frederick
Sandy - The Lawyeras Sandy - The Lawyer

Dad's Week Off

Dad's Week Off is an American television film that premiered on Showtime on March 29, 1997. It was written and directed by Neal Israel, and starred Henry Winkler, Olivia d'Abo and Richard Jeni.


Plot

A computer salesman charged with marketing a tiny computer that no one can operate, faces hypertension when he realizes that there is no way to sell the product and he is likely to lose his job. So he can get some rest, his wife offers to take their two kid's camping for a week. When his fellow salesman and best friend is fired and thrown out of his house by his wife, he moves in and immediately starts unending parties, which ultimately ends up the house on fire and Winkler arrested on multiple charges. In between, in a drug-induced stupor, he gets mixed up with a ditzy blonde who wants to marry him, and rescue her child from being raised by her parents.


Cast

  • Henry Winkler - Jack Potter
  • Olivia d'Abo - Cherice
  • Richard Jeni - Bernie
  • Justin Louis - Chip
  • Ken Pogue - Emmett Sharpel
  • Wendel Meldrum - Lew
  • Don S. Davis - Hank
  • Colleen Winton - Gayle Sharpel
  • Miguelito Macario Andaluz - Lew
  • Yee Jee Tso - Kea
  • Jerry Wasserman - Detective
  • Christine Willes - Alice
  • Adrian Hughes - Brother #2, Bob
  • John R. Taylor - Minister
  • Will Sasso - Pete
  • Laurie McLay - Pauline
  • Mark Acheson - Sobbing Man
  • Robert Frederick - Sandy the Lawyer
  • Michael Kopsa - Cop
  • Lossen Chambers - Lolita
  • Fred Henderson - Doctor
  • Eric Pospisil - Nicholas
  • Kaitlyn Burke - Rebecca
  • Patrick Pon - Fang Leader
  • Don MacKay - Mr. Mendelson
  • Charles Siegel - Sam
  • Ernie Prentice - Old Golf Man
  • April Telek - Bikini Girl
  • Ken Lowther - Uncle Morty