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Years ago I watched (a few times) this drama-comedy movie that features a middle-aged couple with 2 (or3) children that go thru a divorce and end up getting back together(I think)....there is a few funny moments as well as sad.

IIRC, the backdrop was a small rural town and the house was a 2/3 story.

The mother starts going with a younger guy and then theres this funny part at the tennis court.....does this remind anyone of this film?

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Who was in it and about what year was it released?
 

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Not sure of the actors(Albert Finney-Diane Lane/Keaton maybe?)....it was on VHS prolly released 15-20 yrs ago? I believe the Dad got beat up near the end....I'm not much help here but it must give someone a clue.
 

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The Parent Trap?
Hmm not that old :p ....and it wasnt a Disney film I dont believe.
 

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Woohoo....yes thats it! Thanx, show!

Now is it on DVD; thats what I gotta find out.
 

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Glad you got your answer. lol I got one too but its an old one from the 30s if anyone wants to take a crack at it.


The movie opens with youngs boys playing with their ships on the pond and they're burning one in the fashion of a Viking funeral. They grow up and join the French Foreign Legion. One of them dies later in the film and they burn the fort he was in, again using the theme of a Viking Funeral. They used one of the sergeants as the dog at his feet.
 

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Geez.."Beau Geste"- Way too easy. On top of that, it's the second remake. The first remake was the only one to be followed by the sequels "Beau Ideal", and "Beau Sabreur".

Now here's a difficult one: Movie from the '30's. The name of the car is "The Flying Wombat". Can anyone name the movie, without using Google or the IMDB?
 

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Thanks, for some reason I forget the name of that one and have to ask every few years or so.


I think the one you're asking about is an old Douglas Fairbanks Jr. film called "The Young in Heart" or something like that. Of course, I could be way off. If it's the one I'm thinking of, the car was a modified Corsair.
 

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Excellent! The car was the prototype for the "Phantom Corsair", built for a "Heinz 57" heir. It never made it into production, but had a life of sorts as a one-hit-wonder in Hollywood, and on the car show circuit. "Flying Wombat" survives as an absurdist phrase.
 
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