Father Figures is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Lawrence Sher.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, September 28, 2017 released the trailer:
FATHER FIGURES - Official Trailer.

Story intro

Kyle (Owen Wilson) and Peter Reynolds (Ed Helms) are fraternal twins who were raised by their mother Helen (Glenn Close) as their father died before they were born. Kyle is dating his pregnant girlfriend Kaylani (Jessica Gomes) and is wealthy from royalties for his image on BBQ sauce labels. Peter is a divorced proctologist with a teenage son (Zachary Haven) who resents him. Shortly after Helen's wedding to Gene (Harry Shearer), Peter recognizes an actor on Law and Order: SVU from photos of his supposed father and confronts Helen. Helen explains that she had been promiscuous at the time of their conception, and did not want their father involved. When they keep pressing, Helen reveals that their father is Terry Bradshaw. The brothers fly to Florida to meet Bradshaw, who they encounter at a signing event. Bradshaw is excited to have them as sons. As Bradshaw recounts stories with former teammate Rod Hamilton (Ving Rhames), the brothers realize that Bradshaw had been in Australia at the time of their conception, and thus isn't their father. Bradshaw points out that Roland Hunt, a New York investor, also dated Helen. As they travel north, Kyle finds that his BBQ sauce royalties deal is ending. Arriving at what they assumed was Hunt's office, they find a boarded-up house. Hunt (J.K. Simmons) confronts them at gunpoint until they reveal why they were looking for him. He invites them inside, but expresses his dissatisfaction at having children in front of his mother (June Squibb). As the brothers prepare to depart, they offer to help their father with his repossession service. As Hunt breaks into a Ferrari, it becomes clear that he is a criminal. As the brothers argue with the owners of the Ferrari, Hunt flees only to feel remorse for abandoning his sons. The brothers steal the Ferrari and hit Hunt who was returning to them. At the hospital, the brothers find that they are incompatible to give Hunt blood, indicating that he cannot be their father. Hunt realizes that he was in prison at the time of their conception, but directs them to find Sparkly P, another of Helen's ex-boyfriends.


Owen Wilson
Kyle Reynolds, Peter's brother
Ed Helms
Peter Reynolds, Kyle's brother and a proctologist
J. K. Simmons
Roland Hunt, a former financial investor, reclusive criminal, and one of the potential fathers of Kyle and Peter
Katt Williams
a hitchhiker
Terry Bradshaw
himself, a retired football player and one of the potential fathers of Kyle and Peter
Ving Rhames
Rod Hamilton, a friend and ex-teammate of football player Bradshaw
Harry Shearer
Gene, Helen's new husband
June Squibb
Mrs. Hunt, Roland Hunt's mother
Christopher Walken
Dr. Walter Tinkler, a veterinarian and one of the potential fathers of Kyle and Peter
Glenn Close
Helen Baxter, Kyle and Peter's eccentric mother
Jack McGee
Patrick O'Callaghan, a police officer, the father of Sarah, and one of the potential fathers of Kyle and Peter
Jack McGee
Kevin O'Callaghan, Patrick's twin brother and as the uncle of Sarah
Ryan Cartwright
Liam O'Callaghan, one of Patrick's sons
Ryan Gaul
Sean O'Callaghan, one of Patrick's sons
Ali Wong
Ali, Dr. Tinkler's nurse
Annie, Helen and Gene's wedding planner
Jessica Gomes
Kaylani, Kyle's girlfriend
Katie Aselton
Sarah O'Callaghan, the daughter of Patrick, niece of Kevin, and brother of Kevin and Liam
Debra Stipe
Karen Bradshaw
Zachary Haven
Ethan, Peter's teenage son
Robert Walker Branchaud
police officers


Principal photography began on October 5, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The film Father Figures was scheduled to be released on December 13, 2017 (TCL Chinese Theater), on December 22, 2017 (United States), on January 11, 2018 and on February 15, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, BF Distribution, Corazón Films, DMG Entertainment, Karo Premiere, Paris Filmes, Warner Bros. F.E., bf Distribution and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $25.6 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Father Figures got low rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: warnerbros.com/father-figures

Wikipedia: Father Figures

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