And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991)





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In this family-fun type of film, two brothers who have apparently inherited their recently deceased father's inventor-type genes decide to finish their pop's robot invention, sell it for big bucks, and keep mom out of the poorhouse. They put together the metal man named Newman who somehow has absorbed the dead dad's spirit and can talk. The boys are wowed to find that Dad's back! But then the bad guys arrive (of course) in the form of an electronics company wanting in on the Newman-robot invention and by an abrupt gal reporter who wants the big scoop. Looming out in the troubled fringes too, are the dopes responsible for the kids' dad's demise. These kids are up to all of this and, along with the robot, they're out to rack up one for the 'good guys.'
Comedy , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Joshua John Miller
as Josh Carson
Edan Gross
as Max Carson
John Quade
as Walter
Alan Thicke
as Voice of Father
Richard Libertini
as Matthew Carson
Sam Behrens
as Steve Franklin
Erik Walker
as Dwayne Franklin
AJ Langer
as Beth Allen
Bill Smille
as Henry Kilbrandt
Robert Clotworthy
as Mike Abbott
Gustav Vintas
as Jaeger
Armin Shimerman
as Contest Announcer
Susan Brecht
as Computer Teacher
Michael Strasser
as Policeman
Eric Walker
as Dwayne Kotswinkle
Rowena Balos
as Gawker
Jevon P. Lewis
as Halloween Kid
Kelly Packard
as Halloween Kid
Billie Joe Wright
as Halloween Kid
Kenneth Lerner
as Matthew Carson, Home Movies
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Critic Reviews for And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

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August 30, 2004
New York Times
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August 6, 2003
AV Club
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Dated robot comedy set against a backdrop of suicide.

Full Review… | February 15, 2012
Common Sense Media

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August 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird

LAME! The whole thing is just absurd and I'm really wondering why I watched the whole thing. I can't think right now and will add a better review later.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

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[font=Trebuchet MS]Personally I love this movie, its simple, retro, and just palin "cute". This movie is short but its very good, the story is vey well thought of, it brings family together, A perfect A+ movie![/font]

Jason Centi
Jason Centi

What ever happened to this movie? It's incredible! Alan Thicke plays the voice of a robot he and his sons were building before he died, and his ghost ends up in the robot. The oldest son is played by Joshua Miller. (Joshua Miller was in a Wonder Years episode, and a Family Ties episode.. maybe more than one Family Ties. If you've ever seen the Wonder Years episode where a new kid starts at Kevin's school, Larry Beaman. Larry is from San Francisco, and he plays guitar, and Kevin gets starry eyes, so Larry offers to teach Kevin, and then they decide to start a band: The Electric Shoes. 'Larry' is played by Joshua Miller.) It also stars Marcia Strassman, or it might have been Ally Sheedy.

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