his way up the corporate ladder, David Basner confronts his
greatest challenge: his father.
Tom Hanks joins
veteran talents Jackie Gleason and Eva Marie Saint in this
comedic tale of an ambitious young man affected in unexpected
ways by his parents' separation.
Life is great
for David Basner (Hanks). He has a good job, the money's rolling
in, and he has his pick of women. Suddenly, everything changes
when his parents split up after thirty-four years of marriage.
From playing nursemaid to his father (Gleason) to being his
mother's (Saint) best friend and confidant, David tries to be
everything to both of them. He had no idea being a parent could
be so difficult!
One of 1986's
top box office hits, Nothing In Common is a heart warming,
poignant comedy that is vastly entertaining.
Barry plays a very demanding, wealthy entrepreneur, owner of
Colonial Airlines, who hires David Basner (Tom Hanks) to do the
publicity for his airline.
golf player and duck hunter, Woolridge loves the publicity
campaign Basner and his team have developed, and also approves
of the relationship with his daughter Cheryl Ann (Sela
Ward). What he does not approve is Basner leaving the project to
be by the side of his ill father (Jackie Gleason), so he fires
(Woolridge) an interesting character. He's been rich so long
that he feels that he can do anything he wants and get away with
it. Nobody has ever said no to him until he meets David Basner."
screening of this movie in the First Fort Worth Film Festival
(Oct. 25th, 1998):
had to dye my hair gray - when I had hair - to make me look old
enough to be Sela Ward's father."