Dad (1989)

Allow us to introduce you to ‘Dad’, the Amblin movie that very few seem to know exists. Despite starring Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon, ‘Cheers’ star Ted Danson and a young Ethan Hawke hot on the heels of ‘Dead Poets Society’, this multi-generational comedy-drama is a film that has very little cultural footprint (and a sparse IMDB trivia page). We take a look at how it came to be and offer our thoughts as to why this is one film in the Amblin canon that seems to have drifted into relative obscurity. TRIGGER WARNING: The film and our conversation touch on emotionally loaded themes such as bereavement, terminal illness, dementia and parental relationships that some listeners may find sensitive. As mentioned in the episode, check out the delightful video of the 'Dead Poets Society' cast taking New York City while auditioning for 'Dad': Follow the podcast on Twitter (@RamblinAmblin) and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! Get in touch with us either via Twitter or email Ramblin is created and produced by Andrew Gaudion and Joshua Glenn. A special thanks as always to Emily Tatham for the artwork, and Robert J. Hunter & Greg Sheffield for the theme music.

Om Podcasten

Ladies and Gentlemen, Extraterrestrials and Poltergeists, welcome to Ramblin: An Amblin Podcast. In each episode, your hosts Andrew Gaudion and Joshua Glenn will guide you through the weird and wonderful films that fall under the Amblin Entertainment Banner, the production company founded by Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy back in 1981. With friends and special guests joining along the way, get ready for discussions, analysis and trivia around both some of the biggest movies of all-time, and some smaller little-seen curiosities. Hold onto your butts!