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Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by Arnon Milchan
Michael G. Nathanson
Written by Mark Christopher
Starring Tom Arnold
David Paymer
Rachel Leigh Cook
Colleen Rennison
Rhea Perlman
Rod Steiger
Music by John Debney
Cinematography David M. Walsh
Editing by M. James Langlois
William H. Reynolds
Studio Regency Enterprises
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) August 23, 1996
Running time 92 Min.
Country  United States
Language English

Carpool is a 1996 comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Tom Arnold and David Paymer.



Workaholic Daniel Miller (Paymer) has an important business meeting but finds himself having to drive the neighborhood carpool for his kids and their friends when his wife gets sick. Stopping to get Danish for the kids, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. The situation worsens as Franklin Laszlo (Arnold), a desperate carnival owner who had been contemplating a bank robbery, robs the robbers and takes Daniel and the kids hostage in their Toyota Previa van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. A comedic car chase ensues through Seattle. Daniel discovers his kids and their friends do not really respect him and they react better to Franklin.


The film received universally poor reviews, with many critics panning its poor plot and acting, with a Metacritic rating at 15/100[1] and Rotten Tomatoes giving the film a 0% rating.[2]


  1. ^ Metacritic page for Carpooling
  2. ^ Rotten Tomatoes page for Carpooling

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