Max Dugan Returns 1983 PG CC

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A Neil Simon comedy in which an ex-con tries to make up with his daughter and impress his grandson by showering them with gifts stolen from the Mob.

Starring:
Marsha Mason, Jason Robards
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Max Dugan Returns

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Herbert Ross
Starring Marsha Mason, Jason Robards
Supporting actors Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick, Dody Goodman, Sal Viscuso, Panchito Gómez, Charley Lau, Mari Gorman, Brian Part, Billie Bird, Tessa Richarde, Jim Staahl, Duke Stroud, Sondra Blake, David Morse, Santos Morales, Irene Olga López, Thomas Rosales Jr., Tom Fridley
Studio 20th Century Fox
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

I hope they do release it even in a bargain Vhs.
moonbeamie
The story line is great, well written, and wonderful acting.
Missy
I watched this movie as a kid, and fell in love with it.
"tenniseewalker"

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By moonbeamie on November 9, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I am a Neil Simon fan. I will reluctantly admit it. This is not a biographic type movie like Brighton Beach Memoirs. It is not edgy like the Sunshine Boys. It is my favorite movie he has done because it has a family feel without being to sad.

Everyone little kid has wished that some rich relative would blow in and buy all the answers to their problems. So Max Dugan has decided that he will buy the love of his daughter and his grandson. One problem... He is wanted by the police and the mafia. With a lot of lies and side stepping Max buys a few weeks with his family. He just doesnt expect to love them so much.

I hope they do release it even in a bargain Vhs. They don't make family films like they used to.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Nora (Marsha Mason) is a single mother who lives with her son Michael (Mathew Broderick). Their modest life is turned upside down when Nora's estranged father Max Dugan (Jason Robards) shows up in the middle of the night offering stolen money in exchange for a dying wish: time to get to know his grandson. Further complicated by the fact that Nora is dating a policeman (played brilliantly by an inquisitive Donald Sutherland) who can't help get the feeling that the new houseguest isn't who he claims to be.
Marsha Mason and Jason Robards are brilliantly funny together exchanging loving father-daughter quips. A young Mathew Broderick holds his own (showing many of his classic mannerisms) as Nora's son caught in the middle of it all. Recommended to all who want a warm-hearted laugh from a unique family story.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Cortney Alcoset on September 13, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
I have been watching Max Dugan Returns since I was a child. It was one of my all time favorite movies as a kid. I love the storyline of the movie. It is a wonderfully unique storyline, one that you don't see much of these days. I have never seen a more entertaining plot in a movie. I got quite a kick seeing Matthew Broderick at such a young age. Jason Robards is truly excellent. I hope this movie can live in the hearts of families for years to come. It is truly a classic.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tom Provost on July 13, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
It isn't the best transfer in the world, but it is still such a treat that this funny, wonderful little fable has finally arrived on DVD. The story is simple and perhaps even slight, but this Neil Simon comedy, one he wrote directly for the screen, boasts one of his most enjoyable scripts, terrific performances, witty dialogue and a heartfelt message without in anyway being sentimental. The sparks and chemistry between Jason Robards and Marsha Mason erupt in every scene and the supporting cast, which includes Donald Sutherland and Matthew Broderick in his first film role, is stellar.

The original publicity used the line, 'Everybody needs a little Max Dugan. Indeed! Get it and enjoy.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By "tenniseewalker" on April 12, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I watched this movie as a kid, and fell in love with it. I had forgotten about until last fall, when I seen the movie title on a cable channel....I just had to watch it again. I would love to have this on DVD.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By broke because of DVDs on March 4, 2005
Format: DVD
I've been waiting for Max Dugan Returns to be released on DVD ever since I bought my first DVD player in December 2000. One of the most underrated movies of the 80s.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bomojaz on September 14, 2005
Format: DVD
Snappy little Neil Simon comedy about a long-lost father (Jason Robards) who is dying, who suddenly decides to make up for the lost years by showering his daughter and grandson with money and presents, gotten through embezzlement in Las Vegas. Sweet and light, not very deep - but most entertaining. With Marsha Mason as the daughter and Donald Sutherland as her cop boyfriend who finally figures out where the money's coming from and is torn between love and duty. Matthew Broderick is the grandson (his debut). Worth a watch.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By aavidrose on August 31, 2004
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I'm sick and tired of these studios dragging their feet on releasing certain movies on DVD! The same thing happened when we all went to CD's and now I have to scour the bargain bins to find the albums I once loved. This is a wonderful and charming movie that is funny and touching without being heavy-handed in any way. Neil Simon is great writer and I would love to share this with the next generation but that can happen ONLY IF THE IDIOTS AT 20TH CENTURY RELEASE IT ON DVD!!! I urge every fan of this movie to sign their name to the online petition at [...] Let's have Max return to us in this century, too!
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