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Nothing in Common (1986)



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In this touching comedy-drama, a young advertising executive (Tom Hanks) is forced to reconsider his irresponsible lifestyle when his depressed father (Jackie Gleason in his final film appearance), who was recently abandoned by his wife, moves in with him.

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Jackie Gleason
as Max Basner
Tom Hanks
as David Basner
Eva Marie Saint
as Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo
as Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin
as Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong
as Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward
as Cheryl Ann Wayne
Carol Messing
as David's secretary
Cindy Harrel
as Shelley the Stewardess
Bill Applebaum
as Ted Geller
Toni Hudson
as Receptionist
Ben Rawnsley
as Mitchell
Kathi Marshall
as Tour Guide
Scott Marshall
as Mailroom Boy
Lynda Goodfriend
as Louise Pelham
Ron Dean
as Ed Bedsole
Andrew Paris
as DJ at Shenanigan's
Vincent Guastaferro
as Marvin Nadler
Andra Akers
as Blonde Saleswoman
Tracy Reiner
as Young Saleswoman
Harvey Keenan
as Nat Vogel
Lorna Thayer
as Auditioning Grandma
Meg Wyllie
as Grandma on Commercial Set
David Hall
as Boardroom Executive
Bo Sabato
as Boardroom Executive
Jack Larson
as Max's Doctor
Julie Paris
as Gina the Nurse
Steve Restivo
as Head Waiter
Lou Evans
as Man on Airplane
Conrad Janis
as Himself
Lucinda Crosby
as Fashion Show Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Nothing in Common

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Nothing in Common is one of those movies where the whole is unequal to the parts.

December 14, 2020 | Full Review…

"Nothing in Common" is unnecessarily long, and it constantly bogs down in overwrought scenes...

January 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It`s hard not to respect the kind of professionalism on display.

August 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4

Never has [Tom] Hanks or Jackie Gleason been better.

August 16, 2017 | Full Review…

If you can watch that last scene, and Gleason's last line in particular, without fogging up a little bit... well, I don't wanna know you.

July 28, 2016 | Full Review…

Sloppy stuff.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nothing in Common


Oh Tom Hanks.. I love you, but this movie wasn't funny and I'm not sure it was about anything other than a womanizing man-child dealing with his parents busting up and his dad being ill. I wish it was more than just okay.

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