GenreComedy, Family, Romance Running time1h 35m Initial DVD releaseJune 11, 2002 CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 10, 1998 CastMary-Kate Olsen (Tess Tyler), Ashley Olsen (Emily Tyler), Tom Amandes (Maxwell Tyler), Jessica Tuck (Brooke Anders), Carl Banks (Nigel), Ellen Ratner (Debbie) Similar moviesMary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen appear in Billboard Dad and Getting There: Sweet 16 and Licensed to Drive
TaglineTwo sisters advertise to get their dad a date...and get a whole lot more.
Troian bellisario in billboard dad
Billboard Dad (film) is a 1998 American direct-to-video comedy film, directed by Alan Metter starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It was produced by Warner Bros. in collaboration with Dualstar Productions and Tapestry Films (now Screendoor).
Set in Los Angeles, California this film revolves around Emily Tyler (Ashley Olsen), a surfer-girl, and her identical twin sister, Tess (Mary-Kate Olsen), a member of a high-diving team. The movie follows the two sisters as they try various stratagems to get their widower father, Max (who is a talented artist and sculptor) a girlfriend. After their first attempts end in failure, Tess and Emily team up with their friend Cody to paint an advertisement on a giant billboard situated high above Sunset Boulevard. Many women answer the advertisement through letters and through random chance, Max answers a letter submitted by a woman named Debbie. Debbie brings along her friend Brooke as a back-up in preparation for the former's date with Max. Brooke and Max coincidentally meet and take a liking to each other and Debbie agrees they should start dating. At first, Tess and Emily don't like Brooke's son, Ryan, but when an elaborate scheme by Max's business manager, Nigel, to break up the romantic relationship between Max and Brooke arises, Ryan and the girls learn to put aside their differences in order to foil the break-up plan.
Ashley Olsen as Emily Tyler
Mary-Kate Olsen as Tess Tyler
Tom Amandes as Maxwell Tyler
Jessica Tuck as Brooke Anders
Carl Banks as Nigel
Ellen Ratner as Debbie
Sam Saletta as Ryan
Rafael Rojas III as Cody
Troian Bellisario as Kristen Bulut
Angelique Parry as Julianne
Bailey Luetgert as Brad Thomas
Vincent Bowman as Buzz Cut
Debra Christofferson as Autumn
Lisa Montgomery as Enola Rubenstein
Twink Caplan as Chelsea Myers
Diana Morgan as Katherine Buxbaum
Billboard Dad received a forty-seven percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also was rated as "Family-Approved" for all ages from the Dove Foundation.