World's Greatest Dad

World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.wikipedia
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Bobcat Goldthwait

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.
Goldthwait has written and directed a number of films and television series, most notably the black comedies Shakes the Clown (1991), in which he also starred, Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006), World's Greatest Dad (2009), God Bless America (2011), and the horror film Willow Creek (2013); episodes of Chappelle's Show, "The Larry Sanders Show", Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2004–07), and Maron (2013–15); and several stand-up specials, including Patton Oswalt: Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time (2014).

Robin Williams

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore. Seattle resident and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has a wordless cameo while consoling Robin Williams' character at a newspaper stand; Goldthwait had previously opened for Nirvana.
After his first starring film role in Popeye (1980), Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and commercial success, including The World According to Garp (1982), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Patch Adams (1998), One Hour Photo (2002) and World's Greatest Dad (2009), as well as box office hits, such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997) and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014).

Daryl Sabara

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.
Daryl Christopher Sabara (born June 14, 1992) is an American actor and voice actor, known for playing Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids film series, as well as for a variety of television and film appearances, including Generator Rex, Wizards of Waverly Place, Father of the Pride, The Polar Express, Keeping Up with the Steins, Halloween, Green Inferno, World's Greatest Dad, Grimm, and America's Most Talented Kids (on which he was a judge).

Alexie Gilmore

World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore. Lance is in a non-committal relationship with a younger teacher named Claire (Alexie Gilmore), who is spending time with a fellow teacher named Mike (Henry Simmons), whose writing class is more successful than Lance's.

Morgan Murphy (comedian)

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Bobcat Goldthwait cast her in the films Sleeping Dogs Lie and World's Greatest Dad.

Henry Simmons

Lance is in a non-committal relationship with a younger teacher named Claire (Alexie Gilmore), who is spending time with a fellow teacher named Mike (Henry Simmons), whose writing class is more successful than Lance's.
He had a leading role in the CBS legal drama Shark, a leading role in World's Greatest Dad, and the ABC-TV comedy series Man Up!

Mitzi McCall

On nights when Claire cancels their dates and he is alone, Lance bonds with his elderly neighbor Bonnie (Mitzi McCall).
In 2009, McCall had a supporting role as Bonnie in the film World's Greatest Dad.

Erotic asphyxiation

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One night, after Kyle and Lance spend an evening with Claire, Lance discovers that Kyle has died in an autoerotic asphyxiation accident in his bedroom.

Krist Novoselic

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Seattle resident and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has a wordless cameo while consoling Robin Williams' character at a newspaper stand; Goldthwait had previously opened for Nirvana.
In 2009, Novoselic played a newspaper vendor in the movie World's Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams.

Bruce Hornsby

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Bruce Hornsby appears as himself at the library dedication.
Hornsby played himself in a cameo role in the Robin Williams movie World's Greatest Dad, in which Williams' character is a Bruce Hornsby fan.

Wallingford, Seattle

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The film was shot in Seattle, Washington, largely at the former F.A. McDonald School in Wallingford.
Several major motion pictures have featured scenes filmed in Wallingford, including Cinderella Liberty, Scorchy, Harry and the Hendersons, World's Greatest Dad, Singles, Say Anything..., American Heart, Class of 1999, and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Darko Entertainment

Other notable Darko Entertainment films include World's Greatest Dad, God Bless America, and Bad Words.

Satire

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.

Black comedy

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.

Drama (film and television)

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World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American satirical black comedy-drama film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, and Alexie Gilmore.

Video on demand

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The film was released on July 24, 2009 on video on demand providers before its limited theatrical release on August 21, 2009.

Alcoholism

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His only friend is Andrew, a fellow student who spends his evenings at the Claytons' house trying to avoid his alcoholic mother.

Geoff Pierson

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Kyle's consistently poor academic performance and vile behavior gain the attention of the school principal (Geoff Pierson), who advises Lance that Kyle should transfer to a special-needs school.