Rent Dad on DVD


1989 Rated PG 1hr 57m

Family bonds are revived after a father is diagnosed with cancer in this bittersweet drama. Dutiful son John (Ted Danson) cares for his aging father, Jake (Jack Lemmon), but not without complaint. A doctor helps Jake regain his lust for life, but he loses steam when diagnosed with cancer. He spends his time reliving happier days, which turns out to be the perfect family therapy. Olympia Dukakis, Kathy Baker, Kevin Spacey and Ethan Hawke costar.

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Movie Details

1990 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1990 Academy Award®
  • Best Makeup nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.