The Weather Man

Synopsis: Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

- It's getting cold.

- Yeah.

- What's the Nipper this week?

- Thursday.

Thursday's the Nipper? All right.


Yeah, can I get some change?

Not really.

Can I just get some quarters?

I just need a quarter for a paper.

Not really.

All right. I'll get something then.

All right.

Small coffee.

It's 80 cents.

No, it says $0.72.

After the whole everything, it's $0.80.

- Hey.

- Hi.

Where's the paper, David?

I didn't have enough money.

You bought a coffee.

- What?

- You bought a coffee.

Yeah, that, and then I didn't have

enough money after.


I didn't have enough money

after I bought the coffee, so...

You should carry more than $1, David.

You're a grown man.

Let me just move this letter

from Hello America.

My father is Robert King Spritzel.

He won the National Book Award

when he was 28.

And the Pulitzer when he was 33.

President Carter called him

a national treasure.

They played racquetball

in a regular game.

He was a great writer.

But what was the cost?

Did he neglect his family?

No, he didn't.

He was a fine father.

More than that, really.

It's fruitless for Shelly to be dancing.

She should find another interest

that would be more rewarding to her...

that she can take more from, David.

- We've talked about that.

- Well, you should do something, Son.

We've tried a couple things.

We'll keep trying, so...

How's Michael?

I think that was an overreaction

on Noreen's part.

I don't think he has a problem with pot.

Let's hope.

How's the weather business?

Last September...

I had encouraged Shelly to explore

some other activities and interests.

She picked archery.

So I took her to an archery range

in Bolingbrook.

It was a 90-minute drive.

It was a 90-minute drive.

We purchased a junior bow-arrow kit...

and a leather wrist/forearm guard.

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