Like Father, Like Son

  • 1987
  • 1 HR 38 MIN
  • PG-13
  • Comedy

Uncle Earl (Bill Morrison), an archaeologist, gets hold of a mind-switching drug from some Navajo Indians. His teenage nephew, Trigger (Sean Astin), finds the mysterious potion when Uncle Earl visits and decides to let his pal Chris (Kirk Cameron) in on his discovery. Chris' father (Dudley Moore) inadvertently ingests the potion, and, as quick as you can...read more

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Theatrical trailer for Like Father, Like Son. The 'switched at birth' urban legend and the Nature vs. Nurture debate provide Hirokazu Kore-eda with a fresh opportunity to revisit his ongoing preoccupation with family dynamics and parent-child relationships in contemporary Japan. The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori and son Keita is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a switch at the hospital, his 'true' son has been raised in the disheveled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai and his wife. The different approaches of both couples to their excruciating dilemma and the gradual emotional awakening of the all-too-rational Ryota are at the core of this sensitive drama of family feeling, which showcases Kore-eda's rich sense of humanity.

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AFI Fest Screening Intro
01:51 — Introduction from Director Hirokazu Koreeda before the Like Father, Like Son screening at the AFI Film Festival.
AFI Fest - Q & A
07:35 — Question and answer session for Like Father, Like Son at the AFI Fest.
Feature Trailer
02:15 — Feature trailer for Like Father, Like Son. Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending 6 years together? Kore (more…)
Trailer
02:59 — Trailer for Like Father, Like Son. Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with an (more…)
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