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Plot: Nora is a single mother who lives with her son Michael in a small house. They don't have much money but at least they have each other. Out of the blue comes Nora's father Max Dugan, who left her and her mother when Nora was nine years old. He brings a suitcase with dollar bills and showers her and… Runtime: 98 min Release Date: 25 Mar 1983
I love this movie,It's a small low budget film that is simply a joy to watch,the characters are great.I can't wait until Fox releases Max Dugan Returns on DVD!!!The story is not lost in a bunch of silly special effects,come to think of there no special effects at all.I you want to enjoy a bit of nostalgia see this movie.
Feel good movie about family reunion (by AlphaRabbit)
Probably one of the best Neil Simon has done. The story is based on a widowed schoolteacher raising her teenage son on her paltry salary and trying to raise him to be a good person but her long lost terminally ill father reenters her life seeking to spend his last six months with her and his grandson. Complicating matters is he is also bringing along a satchel with 647 thousand dollars he skimmed off a casino while working as a blackjack dealer. Although the money was originally his when he owned the land the casino he stole from "legally separated" him from it, his daughter is <more>
still worried about the influence of such dealings on her son. There is also a special appearance by the late Charlie Lau, former batting coach for the Chicago White Sox. Great for the whole family.
Max Dugan Returns is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I have probably seen it at least 25 times. The development of the relationships between Max and his daughter and grandson are a treasure to watch. Everything keeps turning so quickly. The struggle for Nora and Michael having so little, then here comes Max overwhelming them over and over again with his giving to them. The baseball thing with Charlie Lau is priceless. Nora looking for the motorcycle in the parking lot and then explaining to Michael that she tied the chain. That was Neil Simon writing at its best.
A fairy for a modern Cinderella (by dungvuong)
How hard it was for a girl when she grew up without her father . She had to deal all of her problems just with the help of her mother . Then she lost her mother again because of cancer .A long time past , a strange old man carrying five million dollars appeared and told Nova he was her father . How would she react ? That was the beginning of the film "Max Dugan Returns "This play was written by Neil Simon , a famous writer . From this story , he inferred to everybody that love is the most precious gift between people in a family . It also evoked them how to make a happy family . <more>
However , it is really funny because of many absurd situations that you can not believe " Max Dugan Returns " had brought to us another view for honesty . People usually like honesty . They are trying to find it in any case . But in this films , lies are better than truth .This opinion was expressed clearly from the character " Max Dugan " . Max Dugan , a complex and funny guy , was played by Jason Robards . He really showed us his talented acting through this character . From time to time , he took us form one interesting lie to another .But in any case , he just wanted to make his daughter happy . He appeared on the film like a mysterious old man . Marsha Mason was Jason Robards ' daughter in this film . She had a lot of problem because of her forgetfulness. Marsha acted like as it was in her real life . She always seemed to be busy and clumsy with her work . She made us feel sorry for her because of her misery One of the big problems that she faced was to chose between her father and her lover , the policeman . He was played by Donald Sutherland . As a robber , her father can be arrested at any time when the policeman discover the truth . The more she hung out with him , the more he suspected about her father . Donald Sutherland was wonderful as a funny gentlemen Another person is also important in this film is Max Dugan's grandchild. He was acted by Matthew Broderick . He has shown us truly about teenager's behaviors . For example , he was really so happy when he found many modern facilities in his room . And many things happening to him were so amazing that he can not believe them "Max Dugan Returns " was really a funny , good film that deserves nine points . The actors and actress played excellently in their own parts . Moreover , it had many ludicrous situations that can make you relax after a long working day .It also reflects the relationship between members in a family ."Max Dugan Returns " was really a wonderful dream to many people. From "Max Dugan Returns" , we learned a lot of things .For example , money can not buy happiness if you do not use it correctly . And do not become a slave of money by working too hard .I think the most important thing that Neil Simon wanted to tell us is " love is for love " , not money. Sometimes , money can not be the most powerful tool in life.
Do you like seeing comedy? Do you know who is Neil Simon? There is a funny, family movie. "Max Dugan Returns" was written by Neil Simon. It is old but has a strong performing group. Neil Simon, Kennedy Center Honoree in 1995, a distinguished playwright to be rich in comedic play. His scripts are always very short, but humorous and funny. That's why they are welcomed by most people. Also on the other hand, his plays hold extreme satire. "Max Dugan Returns" described a strange family. Nora McPhee is a single mom and a teacher. Things changed when Nora's dad, who had <more>
left her when she was a child, suddenly returned to her life. Under the bizarre plot, Neil Simon tried to define the love between the strange family. Max Dugan is played by Jason Robards - another Kennedy Center Honoree in 1999. He returned to his daughter and grandson with five million dollars to renew the relationship with them, but the money is illegal. Mr.Robards's acting is skillful and funny for he showed a father who deeply loved his daughter and grandson. Marsha mason was the mother, Nora McPhee. I like this role. Marsha Mason showed a strict, interesting, intelligient woman. Her father won over everybody except her. When she knows the money was from gambling, she rejected it, but she still loved her father. Marsha Mason's performance is also excellent, actually she performed four different characters: the daughter of a man with much unknown money, the mother of an energetic boy, the teacher and a policeman's girlfriends. It is hard work, but she displayed a most beautiful character. Donald Sutherland played a very important part in the movie - Brian Costello. He is a policeman, but also loves Nora McPhee, thus contradiction appears between him and Max Dugan. He suspects the money was lawless, which brings the conflict into the story. Matthew Broderick was the teenager, Micheal McPee, an active boy whose dream is getting a hit in baseball. Although this is Matthew in his first movie, he absolutely did a good job, successfully performed a simple boy who is easily deceived by his grandpa. I like this movie for it has great acting, writing and lots of fun for the whole family. But we have to recognize, Max Dugan is a good father but a good man. My grade for this movie is 9. Don't you want to know what will happen for this family at last? What should Nora do? where do the money and Max go? Does Michael really get a hit in baseball? I recommend this movie to people. This is a refreshing family movie with values.
MAX DUGAN RETURNS is a lightweight comedy from Neil Simon about a widowed schoolteacher Marsha Mason with a young son Matthew Broderick, in his film debut , struggling to make ends meet, who one night is reunited with her estranged father Jason Robards , who shows up on her doorstep wanting to make up for lost time with $687,000.00 in tow. Mason is reluctant to get involved with Dad because the money is not really his but when she learns that he is dying, she softens and decides to grant his dying wish...to spend some of his final time on earth with his grandson. Throw into the mix a <more>
police detective Donald Sutherland who, upon finding out who Max is, is definitely torn between getting his man and or getting the girl. This comedy charms from start to finish with a lot of classic Neil Simon one-liners and Robards turns in one of his most charming performances as Max Dugan. Yes, there are plot points that are left dangling and you just have to accept that, but if you can, MAX DUGAN RETURNS is a delightful and diverting comedy that will grown on you with multiple viewings.
In society, many families have different situations. Some families have a happy life together, some others may not. Besides, there are some families separated for a while for some reasons, but they reunite later on. This is the story of one such family, the Dugan's family. The movie "Max Dugan Returns" by Neil Simon, teaches us a good lesson to be a good person in a worse situation. Desperate, Nora lives without her father and mother who died young when she was just a little girl. Not because of these reasons above she became a spoiled girl, but in contrast she is a good person, <more>
a good mother and a good teacher. On the negative side of the movie, the father doesn't have the responsibilities for his family. He left his family while his daughter was still very young. One of the themes Neil Simon tries to tell us was the relationship of a family. When a member of a family for some reasons has to leave home, they usually will come back to their roots. Jason Robards is one of five people receiving the 1999 Kennedy Center Honors. He plays a role as Max Dugan, a man who left his wife; his daughter and he doesn't have responsibilities to his family. He comes back with a large amount of money after 26 years and asks his daughter to allow him to live with her, and his grandson, Michael. When he lives there, he lies to Michael that he is Mr. Parker and later is Mr. Daughterson. But at the same time he loves and takes care of every thing in her house, he buys a new television, VCR, refrigerator, a new car and he even changes her old house to be a new house. Mr. Dugan's daughter, Nora McPhee, is a very good person. She also is a good mother, a good teacher and especially she is very honest. She never accepts any thing that she thinks it not legitimate from her father. One of the negative things about Nora is her carelessness. She lost her car for the first time because she left the key in her car and again she continues to forget the key of the motorcycle, so she lost it again. Brian Costello was a policeman and she is also Nora's boyfriend. He knew that Nora not a wealthy person, but things change when Mr. Dugan appears in her house, Nora becomes richer. Every thing in her house is expensive. She also has $5000 cash in her purse. Those make him become more suspicious. He began to investigate where the money comes from and who is the man in Nora's home and where does that money come from. Michael McPhee is a well-behaved teenage boy. He is very naive when Mr.Dugan returns. He is very surprised and naive when Mr. Dugan bought lots of things for his house and his room, and he loves it. He doesn't have a lot of specific questions about how the new appliances appeared in his house. The best grade for this movie "Max Dugan Return" is 8 because this movie helps us understand more how importance of the family relationship and how honesty should be.
A positive story full of wit, imagination, and crazy dreams (by knoxp)
Max Dugan has returned to my VCR three times, for I always enjoy laughing at Neil Simon's jokes, and dreaming that someone would enter my world to fulfil my crazy dreams. As soon as I get hooked on the realism of the characters and setting, Neil Simon throws in an unreal sequence as Max delivers more generous and expensive gifts to his daughter Nora and grandson Michael. With each one liner and growing conflict, the story becomes funnier and more enjoyable.My English as Second Language class at Collins Hill High, Suwanee, Georgia Gwinnett County / suburban Atlanta read Neil Simon's <more>
"The Good Doctor." Later they did a research unit on the Kennedy Center Honors. Simon was awarded this honor, as was Jason Robards. In class we viewed "Max Dugan Returns" as a language acquisition activity to further appreciate the work of both Simon and Robards. Following the film, students had to write a review of this movie. Since publishing is the last step of the writing process, we are using the IMDb website to publish our reviews.