Father and Scout

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Father And Scout
Father and Scout (1994) Film Poster.jpg
Film Poster
Genre Comedy
Written by Sheldon Bull
Hoyt Hilsman
Directed by Richard Michaels
Starring Bob Saget
Brian Bonsall
Heidi Swedberg
Music by David Kitay
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Sasha Emerson
Laura Gerson
Melissa Goddard
Peter Morgan
Bob Saget
Producer(s) Cindy Lovelady (as Cindy Hornickel)
Robert S. Mendelsohn (line producer)
Cinematography Isidore Mankofsky
Editor(s) Casey Brown
Michael Brown
Running time 95 minutes
Production company(s) New Line Television
Distributor ABC
Original network ABC
Original release October 15, 1994

Father and Scout is a 1994 comedy film, starring Bob Saget and Brian Bonsall. The film was written by Sheldon Bull and Hoyt Hilsman and directed by Richard Michaels.


Father and Scout chronicles the tale of love and love lost within a family. Writer Spencer Paley (Bob Saget) agrees to go on a father-son camping trip to Catalina Island with his son Michael (Brian Bonsall). Their love is tested and ultimately endures after Spencer accidentally sits on a slice of pizza. The film explores the complex relationship between parents and offspring and the fear of being in caves. At the 2007 TV Land Awards, Bob Saget said "Father and Scout was the most meaningful role I've ever played."



Father and Scout currently holds 21% of audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, concluding: "FATHER AND SCOUT is satisfactory family entertainment. The script has little to offer in the way of originality, but it is innocuous fun".[2] The website Need Coffee gave the film a very bad review, stating: "If you have very small kids who don't know what a good movie is, they might like this. But why get them off on the wrong foot? Best to just turn and walk away."[3]


  1. ^ "Father and Scout". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Father And Scout". TV Guide. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Father and Scout (1994)". Need Coffee. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 

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