Old Dogs (film) Two best friends—one unlucky-in-love divorcee and the other a fun-loving bachelor—have their lives turned upside down when they are unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins, leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in life. A Touchstone Picture. Released on November 25, 2009. Directed by Walt Becker. Stars John Travolta (Charlie), Robin Williams (Dan), Kelly Preston (Vicki), Ella Bleu Travolta (Emily), Conner Rayburn (Zach), Seth Green (Craig), Lori Loughlin (Amanda), Matt Dillon (Barry), Ann-Margret (Martha). 88 min. Kelly Preston is John Travolta’s wife; this marks the first time the couple has appeared in the same film in more than 20 years. Ella Bleu is their daughter. In addition, John Travolta’s brother, Sam, and sister, Margaret, had small roles as a singing waiter and hostess. Filmed on location in New York and Miami, with the zoo scene at the Santa Ana Zoo.