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And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird
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Directed by Tony Cookson
Produced by Just Betzer
Written by Tony Cookson
Starring Marcia Strassman
Joshua John Miller
Edan Gross
John Quade
Sam Behrens
Alan Thicke
Susan Gibney
A.J. Langer
Gustav Vintas
Eric Walker
Bill Smillie
Robert Clotworthy
Armin Shimerman
Allan Wasserman
Susan Brecht
Music by Randy Miller
Cinematography Paul Elliott
Editing by Michael D. Ornstein
Studio Panorama
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date(s) November 15, 1991 (1991-11-15)
Running time 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird is a 1991 science fiction family film written and directed by Tony Cookson; foreign language releases were titled RoboDad.


Two boys, Joshua (Joshua John Miller) and Max (Edan Gross) attempt to invent a fully mobile robot with advanced artificial intelligence to help their mother, Sarah (Marcia Strassman) with household chores. However, after a playfully performed séance on Halloween, the ghost of their late father, Matthew (Alan Thicke), possesses the robot. The boys are overjoyed at the return of their father, but it soon becomes apparent that the people who stole their father's work are after their robot, Newman. Eventually, Matthew returns to the afterlife after setting his boys on the right path as they sell the plans for their robot to a rich Texan investor.


The film features the song; 'Love Breaks the Rules' written by John W. Daniel and sung by Jane Barnett and Larry Hoppen.

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