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My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy 

An aging boxing champ is challenged to a title fight by his own son whom he hates.


John Cassavetes


Robert Towne, Aaron Spelling (creator)


Episode complete credited cast:
Lloyd Bridges ... Self - Host / Pappy Devlin
Gary Lockwood ... Kid Devlin
Mary Murphy ... Helen Devlin
Lelia Goldoni ... Dora Devlin (as Lelia Goldoni Hale)
Fred Draper ... Whitney Hayes (as Frederick Draper)
Morris Buchanan ... Honey Wills
Willard Sage ... 2nd Reporter
Charles Thompson ... Official (as Charles P. Thompson)
William A. Forester William A. Forester ... Maury Feinmein
Jimmy Joyce Jimmy Joyce ... 1st Reporter
Dinah Anne Rogers Dinah Anne Rogers ... Baby Sitter
Frankie Van Frankie Van ... Referee
Dennis Sallas Dennis Sallas ... Dennis Rogers


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An aging boxing champ is challenged to a title fight by his own son whom he hates.

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[first lines]
Himself - Host: [indicating a boxing ring] This is the arena. For over two hundred years men have fought here - some for sport, some for money - but all for fame and glory. Our story this week takes us back to the Roaring 20s. It was an unusual fight I think you'll remember for a long time.
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Worrisome title, but a barrel of fun.
29 June 2004 | by BentCrewStreakSee all my reviews

"Well, considering your daddy is Rip Taylor, I'm not surprised, but my daddy doesn't swing that way"

Well, at least that was my initial reaction to the title of this movie, but I soon found out that it was not an expose about washed up comedic "actors" and their propensity for attempting male tongue sports. Which, as it turns out, is a very good thing, as I tend to stay away from such exotic movies.

But, this film is an exotic film of sorts, as it is a remake of a French film called "La langue de mon père a plaisir à lécher d'autres pères" or literally, "My Father's Tongue Enjoys Licking Other Fathers".

Directed by John Cassavetes, who is one of those kinda famous directors that I've heard of, but have no idea what they've directed, "My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy" is actually the story of a young boy named "Hucklebee" and his tumultuous childhood.

Powerful performances by such heavy hitters as Lloyd Bridges, who most audiences will know of in his role of Vincenzo Cortino in the epic 1998 comedy "Jane Austen's Mafia!". Bridges' role as the vain boxing champ is simply a marvel to behold.

Of course, one would be remiss to neglect supporting players. Namely, newcomer Frederick Draper who also teamed with Bridges in the war drama "A Pair of Boots". After this movie, however he starred in only a handful of other roles. And then, much like Kaiser Soze, he was gone.

This movie is a good way to spend a lazy afternoon, and is recommended for everyone. Even the little ones, that is if you can drag them away from their violently bloody video games.

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22 January 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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