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Billboard Dad
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Directed by Alan Metter
Produced by Neil Steinberg
Written by Maria Jacquemetton
Starring Mary-Kate Olsen
Ashley Olsen
Studio Dualstar Entertainment Group
Tapestry Films
Distributed by Warner Home Video
Release date(s) November 10, 1998
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Billboard Dad is a 1998 American direct-to-video comedy film, directed by Alan Metter starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It was produced by Warner Bros. in collaboration with Dualstar Productions and Tapestry Films (now Screendoor).


Set in Los Angeles, California this film revolves around Emily Tyler (Ashley Olsen), a surfer-girl, and her twin sister, Tess (Mary-Kate Olsen), a member of a high-diving team. The movie follows the two sisters as they try various strategies to get their widower father, Max (Tom Amandes) (who is a talented artist and sculptor), a girlfriend. After their first attempts end in failure, Tess and Emily team up with their friend Cody to paint an advertisement on a giant billboard situated high above Sunset Boulevard. Many women answer the advertisement through letters and through random chance, Max answers a letter submitted by a woman named Debbie. Debbie brings along her friend Brooke as a back-up in preparation for the former's date with Max. Brooke and Max coincidentally meet and take a liking to each other and Debbie agrees they should start dating. At first, Tess and Emily don't like Brooke's son, Ryan, but when an elaborate scheme by Max's business manager, Nigel, to break up the romantic relationship between Max and Brooke arises, Ryan and the girls learn to put aside their differences in order to foil the break-up plan.


  • Ashley Olsen as Emily Tyler
  • Mary-Kate Olsen as Tess Tyler
  • Tom Amandes as Maxwell Tyler
  • Jessica Tuck as Brooke Anders
  • Carl Banks as Nigel
  • Ellen Ratner as Debbie
  • Sam Saletta as Ryan
  • Rafael Rojas III as Cody
  • Troian Bellisario as Kristen Bulut
  • Angelique Parry as Julianne
  • Bailey Luetgert as Brad Thomas
  • Vincent Bowman as Buzz Cut
  • Debra Christofferson as Autumn
  • Lisa Montgomery as Enola Rubenstein
  • Twink Caplan as Chelsea Myers
  • Diana Morgan as Katherine Buxbaum
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