In this remake of the French comedy Les Comperes, superstar comedians Robin Williams and Billy Crystal team up as a pair of childless men who receive the shock of their lives when a mutual old flame resurfaces to inform them that one of… More In this remake of the French comedy Les Comperes, superstar comedians Robin Williams and Billy Crystal team up as a pair of childless men who receive the shock of their lives when a mutual old flame resurfaces to inform them that one of them is the father of her missing 16-year-old son. The two paternal candidates are different as night and day, and at the story's beginning have never met. Jack Lawrence (Crystal) is a prominent L.A. lawyer. But for his tendency to deliver head-butts to adversaries, he is a highly responsible, rather button-down sort married to the lovely Carrie (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss). They have no children. Dale Putley (Williams), an aspiring writer/performance artist who never completely recovered from the '60s, is in a constant state of near suicide because he cannot get recognition for his work. He is also very flighty about driving and riding in airplanes. Distraught after her son Scott (Charlie Hofheimer) takes off with a strange woman, Collette Andrews (Nastassja Kinski, their mutual ex-lover, contacts Jack first. When he proves reluctant to drop everything and help her, she goes to Dale who immediately sets off to search for Scott. Jack too has a change of heart and joins the search. Both men are happy to learn that they are fathers and it isn't too far into the picture before they run into each other and decide to search together. Their polarity and the rivalry over Scott's paternity makes for much comic tension. Meanwhile, Scott, in a subplot, is working for a drug dealer. At the same time, Scott's step-dad is embarrassingly trapped in a portable toilet and is therefore unable to help out. Matters are complicated by a further subplot in which poor Carrie gets the mistaken impression that Jack is involved in a kinky relationship with another man and a young boy. Keep a sharp eye out for Mel Gibson in a sly tongue-in-cheek cameo.