Billboard Dad

Synopsis: Twin girls advertise their single father on a Santa Monica Billboard.
Director(s): Alan Metter
Production: Warner Home Video
92 min

Nice ride.

Hey, say hello to your dad for me.

l haven't seen the big kahuna

for a while.

Greetings from Venice, California.

Hi, I'm Emily Tyler.

I'm a lucky kid.

My sister, Tess, and I live

in the greatest place.

People come here

from all over the world.

But for us, this is our back yard.

This is Venice Boardwalk.

It's got cool shops...

...great places to eat,

and tons of interesting people.

It may not look like a typical

neighborhood. You'd be surprised.

These people are the greatest.

The real way to judge a place

is when things aren't good.

Years ago, it was a difficult

time for our family.

Everyone here really pitched in.

But more about that later.

-Hey, Tess.



My sister and I are a lot alike.

Some people can't tell us apart.

But we're really very different.

Tess is better at sports,

but I surf better.

My sister's left-handed.

I'm right.

Tess likes boys and I like boys.

Well, there's gotta be

some things we agree on.

And another thing we agree on. We got

about the greatest dad in the world.

Anyway, we're just a couple kids

from Venice, California.

It isn't just a cool place to visit.

It's our home.

Hey, Emily.

Have you seen the whisk?


We've lost the whisk?

Oh, no, oh, no, oh, no!

How can we go on?

-Do you know what a whisk is?


-Chefs use it to scramble eggs.

-Why not forks?

lt bruises.

Next you'll worry about hurting

their feelings.

Here. Watch.

Scramble, scramble, scramble....

-Scrambled eggs.

-No, no, no.

That is scrambled eggs.

-Dad's been working again.

-Let's bring him breakfast.

This is our dad. He's a sculptor.

Not a starving artist.

Maybe you've seen his work.

Since our mom died two years ago,

all he does is work.

That's great for his fans,

but not so great for us.

-Morning, Dad.

-Morning, Dad.

Morning, Monster. Munchkin.

Come here.

-Oh, you're so dirty.

-Dirty man. Dirty man.


-Oh, there it is.

l was looking for that.

lf l could find my blowtorch.

lt's under the coffeepot.

-You've been working all night again.

-all night, what?

ls it morning already?

See that bright stuff out there?

-Hear the birds chirping?

-Yes, yes, l do.

Oh, Dad, it's excellent.

-What happens here?

-You know, l'm not really sure yet.

I'm working more from sort of

a "feeling" place these days.

You can't work on an empty stomach,

so let's eat.

-Come on.

-Oh, look at this! Great.

You missed killer waves this morning.

El Nio sent some awesome 6-footers.

How come you never surf anymore?

You used to be first on the beach.

l don't know. l guess l just

haven't felt like it.

Are you meeting us for ice cream?

lce cream? Oh, yeah.

Yeah, of course.

Dad, are you okay?

Yeah, sure. Why?

Lately, you seem kind of out of it.

No, l haven't been out of it.

l've been totally with it.


What is that?

Orange juice.

-Oh, my God!

-On cereal.

l wanted milk.

-lt's me. l forgot my key.

-What's the password?

l've got a client with me.

They love to tease me.

-Just go let him in.

-all right.

l discovered Maxwell as a student.

Classically trained but very hip.

Very now. Very cutting edge. Edgy.

This is Nigel, my dad's agent.

He's like family.

The kind of family that moves in

and never leaves.

Hi, Nige.

-And the password is...?


Where's your daddy? ln the studio

creating his latest masterpiece?


Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Go sit down.


-Max Tyler.

-Enola Rubenstein.

As in the Rubenstein Foundation.

-Mrs. Rubenstein.

-Ms. Rubenstein.

The piece l want to show you

is right over this way.

-ls he single?



This one... breathtaking.

That's our mother.


-She was a ballerina.

Dad fell for her when he saw her dance.

lt was love at first sight.

Later he waited backstage with

a huge bouquet of roses.

And she flipped for him.

Who wouldn't?

And from that day on,

they were never apart.

Dad said every day with her

was magic.

How utterly romantic.

l must have him.


How much?

l'm sorry. This piece isn't for sale.

Nigel will let you know

what's available. Excuse us.

Artists. They're so temperamental,

so moody, so-- You know.

Call my contractor when the sculpture's

ready to be delivered.

There's an extra 25% for you

if you get me a date with Max.

Wish l could.

He hasn't gotten over losing his wife.

Yes, what a shame. What a tragedy.

And yet his anguish

keeps you in Armani.

-Ta, darling.

-Ta, dear.

Thank you!

The bank won't cash that

if there's slobber on it.

Nice suit!

-Another Rolex?

-Saw your new Range Rover outside.

How come Dad's still driving his old

Cutlass and you get a new car?

l have to look successful

in the circles l travel.

l don't want anyone l meet

to think...

...they're the first person

to write me a big check.

Now speaking of big checks, l think

l'll walk this one to the bank.

There's something fishy

about that guy.

Fishy? all you need is mayonnaise

and you've got tuna salad.

This is our swim club,

home of the Westside Squids.

Every year there's a diving meet

between the Squids...

...and our Palos Verdes rivals.

My sister, Tess,

is the team's best diver.

Me? I do okay.

And this is Brad, our swim coach.

Need I say more?

Great try, Emily. Better.

Thanks, Bod! l mean, Brad.

l never trained a more beautiful

and talented diver.

-Can l take you to the 7th grade dance?

-Pick me up at 7:30.

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Maria Jacquemetton

Maria Jacquemetton is an American television writer and producer. She graduated from Lehigh University in 1983. She served as a producer for the first season of Mad Men and co-wrote, with husband Andre Jacquemetton, three episodes of the season. Alongside her colleagues on the writing staff she won a Writers Guild of America Award for Best New Series and was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for her work on the season. She returned as a producer for the second season and continued to write episodes. She was nominated for the WGA award for Best Dramatic Series a second time at the February 2009 ceremony for her work on the second season. She won the WGA Award for Best Drama Series (after being nominated for the third consecutive year) at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season.She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for writing the episodes "Six Month Leave", "Blowing Smoke", and "Commissions and Fees". more…

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