Plot & Details
An ambitious father thinks nothing of using his own son to achieve his political goals in this adolescent comedy. The lonely boy has spent the last seven years tucked away and ignored by his parents, Senator Tom Morgan and his social-climbing wife Nancy, in a distant boarding school. As the story begins, he receives the depressing news that once again they will be too busy to have him home for the holidays. But then, out of the blue, they change their minds and invite him home to stay there for good. The boy is elated, but soon after his arrival, he learns the bitter truth: his father only brought him back because it is an election year and his campaign manager thought he might do better if the public saw him as more of a family man. The boy then decides that it is high time some changes were made around the house and mayhem ensues.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 96min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/04/1987
- DVD Release Date: 04/14/2009
- Distributor(s): New Century-Vista
- Director(s): Alan Smithee
- Starring: Jon Cryer , Lynn Redgrave , Nicholas Pryor , Viveka Davis , Paul Gleason
- Themes: On the Campaign Trail,Eccentric Families,Mischievous Children
- Tone: Bright,Earnest,Goofy,Humorous,Light,Quirky
- Keywords: Senator, boarding-school, campaign, love, neglect, parent, politician, re-election, family, on-the-run, self-discovery, teenagers
- Country of Origin: USA (06-04-1987)