GenreComedy Film seriesOtoko wa Tsurai yo CountryJapan
Release dateDecember 26, 1987 (1987-12-26) WriterYoshitaka Asama, Yoji Yamada CastKiyoshi Atsumi (Torajiro Kuruma), Chieko Baisho (Sakura Suwa), Kumiko Akiyoshi (Takako Takai), Gin Maeda (Hiroshi), Hidetaka Yoshioka (Mitsuo) Similar moviesOtoko wa Tsurai yo movies
Tora-san Plays Daddy(男はつらいよ 寅次郎物語,Otoko wa Tsurai yo: Torajirō Monogatari)akaTorasan's Tale is a 1987 Japanese comedy film directed by Yoji Yamada. It stars Kiyoshi Atsumi as Torajirō Kuruma (Tora-san), and Kumiko Akiyoshi as his love interest or "Madonna". Tora-san Plays Daddy is the thirty-ninth entry in the popular, long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series.
Kiyoshi Atsumi won the Best Actor title at the Nikkan Sports Film Award ceremony for his role in Tora-san Plays Daddy. Nominations for the film at the Japan Academy Prize were for Best Director and Best Screenplay (Yoji Yamada), Best Supporting Actress (Kumiko Akiyoshi), and Best Sound (Isao Suzuki and Takashi Matsumoto). The German-language site molodezhnaja gives Tora-san Plays Daddy three and a half out of five stars.
Tora-san Plays Daddy was released theatrically on December 26, 1987. In Japan, the film has been released on videotape in 1989 and 1996, and in DVD format in 2002, 2005, and 2008.