U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-08-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Director: Alan Metter
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, William Zabka, Adrienne Barbeau, M. Emmet Walsh, Terry Farrell, Paxton Whitehead, Robert Downey Jr., Keith Gordon, Burt Young, Sally Kellerman, Ned Beatty
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