Carpool (1996)

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Franklin Lazlo (Tom Arnold) is desperate. His carnival is on the skids and he hasn't got the money to make his next payroll. He tries robbery, with little result except to have the police, some professional robbers, and a meter-maid (Rhea Perlman) chasing him. On the way, he takes uptight and harried children's carpool father Daniel Miller (David Paymer) and a van full of children hostage. Franklin and the children get up to some wild hijinks all over town, and gradually the starchy Daniel begins to loosen up.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy
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Studio:
Warner Home Video

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Cast

Tom Arnold
as Franklin Laszlo
David Paymer
as Daniel Miller
Rod Steiger
as Mr. Hammerman
Rhea Perlman
as Martha
Kim Coates
as Det. Erdman
Micah Gardener
as Bucky Miller
Mikey Kovar
as Andrew Miller
Jordan Warkol
as Travis
Jordan Warkov
as Travis
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Critic Reviews for Carpool

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

Watching a Tom Arnold movie is like getting trapped in a room with a barking dog for 90 minutes.

Full Review… | May 2, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Carpool, the new Tom Arnold comedy, is one ride to avoid, unless truly idiotic car-chase slapstick comedies are the destination genre.

Full Review… | May 2, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A ramshackle if amiable chase comedy.

Full Review… | August 5, 2008
Variety
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A clunker of a chase movie that gets more mileage out of its cut-the-cheese jokes than it does from the this comic duo.

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

What is this, an idea?

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Wide-eyed and mirthlessly peppy, Mr. Arnold soon wears out his welcome as a bumbling would-be bank robber who commandeers a group of young hostages.

December 31, 1999
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Carpool

½

Always loved this movie ever since it came out, so silly and cheesy but amusing and avintage 90's kid flick, a genre of movies that generally are still good today.

Lenny Muggsy
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

A forgettable and stupid movie with some funny situations.

John Me
John Me

Super Reviewer

½

Hilarious!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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