Nothing in Common


Runtime : 01h58
Genres : Comedy, Drama
Release : July 30, 1986
Studio : TriStar Pictures
Domestic revenue : $32,324,557
Director : Gary Marshall
Writers : Rick Podell
Michael Preminger
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks David Basner
Jackie Gleason Max Basner
Eva Marie Saint Lorraine Basner
Hector Elizondo Charlie Gargas
Barry Corbin Andrew Woolridge
Bess Armstrong Donna Mildred Martin
Sela Ward Cheryl Ann Wayne
Cindy Harrel Shelley, the Stewardess
John Kapelos Roger, the Commercial Director
Carol Messing David's Secretary
Bill Applebaum Ted Geller
Mona Lyden Mishi
Anthony Starke Cameron
Julio Alonso Rick
Jane Morris Dale


David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life.