The Good Father (1986)


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Anthony Hopkins stars in The Good Father as a publishing executive whose wife Julie Walters has left him, taking their son with her. Walking around like a zombie after this blow, Hopkins is brought back to life by involving himself in the profound problems of his friend Jim Broadbent. Feeling that his misguided pro-feminist stance has caused him all his trouble, Hopkins encourages Broadbent, whose own wife is leaving him with their son in tow, to fight for custody of the child in court. Hopkins … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Christopher Hampton
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On DVD: Jul 7, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Bill Hooper

as Roger Miles

as Emmy Hooper

as Cheryl Langford

as Mark Varner

as Jane Powell

as Leonard Scruby

as Cheryl Langford

as Bill's friend

as Creighton
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 7, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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...mostly entertaining...

Full Review… | July 22, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Provides a riveting portrait of a sundered marriage and the fallout from separation.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

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