Sometimes the greatest man you ever meet...is the first one.

"Dying is not a sin. Not living is."

Jake Tremont

Dad

Release Date: November 10, 1989

Two-time Academy Award winner Jack Lemmon and Ted Danson (Saving Private Ryan) have the leading roles in this story of a father and his son who rediscover their relationship—and themselves—when brought together by a family crisis.

Jake Tremont (Lemmon) is a 75-year-old retiree who is revitalized under the loving care of his long-absent son (Danson), when his wife (Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis) is briefly hospitalized. Upon returning home, she is confused by her husband's newfound assertive­ness and zeal for living which flourished during her absence. Joined by his teenage grandson (Ethan Hawke), three generations of Tremonts face their new lives and challenges with a closeness that leads to unexpected and memorable results.

Written and directed by Gary David Goldberg, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed network series, Family Ties (and later, DreamWorks Television's hit comedy series Spin City) and based on the William Wharton novel, Dad is a film about the obligations of generations to care for one another and a family that renews its special bonds with both humor and emotion.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • JACK LEMMON,
  • TED DANSON,
  • OLYMPIA DUKAKIS,
  • KATHY BAKER,
  • KEVIN SPACEY,
  • ETHAN HAWKE
DIRECTOR
  • GARY DAVID GOLDBERG
SCREENWRITER
  • GARY DAVID GOLDBERG
PRODUCERS
  • GARY DAVID GOLDBERG,
  • JOSEPH STERN,
  • KATHLEEN KENNEDY,
  • FRANK MARSHALL,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JAN KIESSER
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • JACKSON DE GOVIA
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • MOLLY MAGINNIS
EDITOR
  • ERIC A. SEARS
COMPOSER
  • JAMES HORNER