Carpool Poster

Release Date: August 23rd, 1996

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2004

PG|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Buttoned-down company man Daniel Miller (David Paymer), who reluctantly drives the carpool for his children and their friends when his wife is ill, stops to pick up some breakfast -- and some thugs try to carjack him. To the rescue comes Franklin Laszlo (Tom Arnold), the struggling manager of a carnival who had been considering whether to rob a bank, but instead has opted to rob the robbers. Due to complications, Franklin has to take Daniel and the whole van full of kids along for his getaway.

Cast: Tom Arnold, David Paymer, Rhea Perlman, Rod Steiger, Kim Coates, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mikey Kovar, Micah Gardener

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Comedy, Family

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It's a shame Arnold is stuck on the loudmouth clod schtick, because there are moments he's downright pleasant on screen. But in Carpool, these moments are kept to a minimum. show more

  • Indifferently directed and almost aggressively tedious, we'd call it cliched if they'd even bothered getting the cliches right. show more

  • Things might have been okay if this film had gone someplace, anyplace, but it stalls early, then coasts through an hour of minimally-amusing material before screeching to an amazingly improbable stop. show more

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