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  • TBC
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1983
  • 98 mins

Max Dugan Returns

Max Dugan Returns

About

Less frantic than some Simon works - and all the more welcome for it - this gentle comedy explores the familiar territory of family relationships. Nora (Mason), a single mother, looks after her nice teenage son (Broderick). On the periphery is another nice guy - a cop who is investigating the theft of her car. Into this frugal but calm existence comes Max (Robards Jr) the father who left home when Nora was nine. He's loaded with Las Vegas money and guilt. He's also dying. Simon milks the type of situation he is so adept at dreaming up.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Marsha Mason, Matthew Broderick, Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr
  • Director: Herbert Ross
  • Writer: Neil Simon
  • Producer: Neil Simon, Herbert Ross
  • Photographer: David M Walsh

In a nutshell

Ross directs competently and the cast could not be bettered.

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