Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will? (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will? (1990)





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This screen version of Del Shores' play follows a dysfunctional Southern family as they squabble among themselves over the family fortune. As the title would suggest, Daddy (Bert Remsen), the patriarch of a large family in the deep South, is reaching the end of life's journey as his health and energy slip away and he watches midget wrestling on a television that isn't even turned on. Daddy's children have all returned to the family home, ostensibly to show their support in their father's final hours, but mainly because they're eager to know how Daddy's estate will be divided. Sara Lee (Tess Harper) has arrived with her new fiancÚ, Clarence (Keith Carradine). Evalita (Beverly D'Angelo), the high-spirited "black sheep" of the family, also has her new beau in tow, a pot-addled musician and health-food salesman named Harmony (Judge Reinhold). Orville (Beau Bridges) has brought along his wife, the patient and long-suffering Marlene (Patrika Darbo). And Lurlene (Amy Wright) is a born-again Christian who isn't shy about expressing her views on sin and salvation. As the siblings and their companions bicker, Daddy announces that he can't remember where he put his will, leading to a frantic search. The film was directed by Jack Fisk, who made his name in film as an art director and production designer (he's also the husband of actress Sissy Spacek).more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Del Shores
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On DVD: Dec 7, 2004

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Beau Bridges
as Orville
Tess Harper
as Sara Lee
Amy Wright
as Lurlene
Molly McClure
as Mama Wheelis
Carolyn Brooks
as Linnie Sue
Schuyler Fisk
as Little Sara Lee
Justin Smith
as Little Orville
Sandra Will
as Jeannie
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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May 15, 2006
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 2, 2005

Audience Reviews for Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?


A lot of good actors are stranded in this clumsy mess.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

So freakin' hilarious...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

Neither hot nor cold, but a lukewarm time waster.

Anthony Valletta

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