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Nothing in Common (1986)

Nothing in Common (1986)

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In this touching comedy-drama, a young advertising executive (Tom Hanks) is forced to reconsider his irresponsible lifestyle when his depressed father (Jackie Gleason in his final film appearance), who was recently abandoned by his wife, moves in with him.

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Cast

Jackie Gleason
as Max Basner
Tom Hanks
as David Basner
Eva Marie Saint
as Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo
as Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin
as Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong
as Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward
as Cheryl Ann Wayne
Carol Messing
as David's secretary
Cindy Harrel
as Shelley the Stewardess
Bill Applebaum
as Ted Geller
Toni Hudson
as Receptionist
Ben Rawnsley
as Mitchell
Kathi Marshall
as Tour Guide
Scott Marshall
as Mailroom Boy
Lynda Goodfriend
as Louise Pelham
Ron Dean
as Ed Bedsole
Vincent Guastaferro
as Marvin Nadler
Andra Akers
as Blonde Saleswoman
Tracy Reiner
as Young Saleswoman
Harvey Keenan
as Nat Vogel
Lorna Thayer
as Auditioning Grandma
Meg Wyllie
as Grandma on Commercial Set
David Hall
as Boardroom Executive
Bo Sabato
as Boardroom Executive
Jack Larson
as Max's Doctor
Julie Paris
as Gina the Nurse
Steve Restivo
as Head Waiter
Lou Evans
as Man on Airplane
Conrad Janis
as Himself
Lucinda Crosby
as Fashion Show Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Nothing in Common

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (1)

If you can watch that last scene, and Gleason's last line in particular, without fogging up a little bit... well, I don't wanna know you.

July 28, 2016 | Full Review…
Flavorwire

Dramatic family story starring serious Jackie Gleason; Tom Hanks is concerned son.

November 3, 2008 | Rating: 3/5
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Look at the cast. Look at the director. Need I say more?

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Portrays a self-absorbed young man's growth into maturity as he draws closer to his elderly father.

January 15, 2002 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Nothing in Common

½

Oh Tom Hanks.. I love you, but this movie wasn't funny and I'm not sure it was about anything other than a womanizing man-child dealing with his parents busting up and his dad being ill. I wish it was more than just okay.

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