Overall Rank: 16831
Average Rating: 2.1/4
# of Ratings: 58
Theatrical Release Date: 12/10/1982
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Richard Donner
Actors: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Plot: A billionaire takes his spoiled son to a huge department store on his birthdays and tells him to pick whatever toy he wants. His son settles on a janitor and though at first he subjects himself to the child's whims, he starts to befriend the boy and get him and his father to open up to one another. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/14/2019
Richard Pryor's performance only carries this dull, unfunny comedy so far.
sapien - wrote on 03/25/2010
I love this movie! Richard Pryor just might be the funniest comedian ever!
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/01/2008
Pairing Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason was a good idea, as the two comedians bring out the best in each other. It's heartwarming, though it doesn't get too heavy on the sentimentality. Still a great family film.
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Lee - wrote on 04/04/2013
I love to list here on Film Crave and while making up the list for my favorite films of 1982, I came across this little gem that I hadn't thought of in years. Picked it up and had a re-watch, thinking also that my kids have had yet to see it as well. The verdict is in...they enjoyed it as much as I did when I was their age. Although enjoying a few of Richard Pryor's film projects through the 80's I will have to admit to this being one of my faves of his. I had almost forgot that the late great Jackie Gleason also co-stars and anything he had done I made a point of watching at one time.
Storyline is as follows...A billionaire single father who only gets to see his only begotten son one week of the year, U.S. Bates (Portrayed brilliantly and comedic by Jackie Gleason) who owns a huge …
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