Dangerfield trundles unstoppably through the movie like a benevolent steamroller. He's Thornton Melon, motormouth millionaire, who enrolls in college to watch over his downtrodden son. He has the money, he has the confidence but mostly he has the lines: no one else gets much of a look-in here. Unusual to find a campus comedy serving as an oh-if-only fantasy for the over-50s. Otherwise it's business as usual in this acceptable time-passer.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Steven Kampmann, Will Porter, Peter Torokvei, Harold Ramis|
Robert Downey Jr
M Emmett Walsh
Kurt Vonnegut Jr