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Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 19 August 1983 (USA)
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

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Courtney White ...
Megan Butler
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Megan Butler
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Ron
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Tom Leopold ...
Stan
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Eve
Michael Alaimo ...
Bert
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Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Mr. Mum  »

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Opening Weekend:

$947,197 (USA) (24 July 1983)

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$64,800,000 (USA)
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Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987), and 3 Men and a Baby (1987). See more »

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When Jack kicks the television after son Kenny calls Caroline, the television screen is not broken. The next day the television repair woman finds a shoe has smashed it. See more »

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Kenny: [Speaking to baby Megan] Hey, baby... Want some chili?
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Jaws Theme
Written by John Williams
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Nice light hearted family movie
23 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

This movie starts off with a traditional family setup until engineer Jack (Michael Keaton) gets laid off by the car company. Before he could get another job, his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) gets hired by Ron (Martin Mull) for an ad job.

This is definitely one of those comedies that suffers from the passing of time. That era is gone especially for the dad side. It's really superficially silly now especially the home and grocery stuff at the beginning. It was probably a little silly back then as well. The mom side of the movie is still good. As he gets more into housewife mode, it gets more realistic. The movie's heart is always in the right place. John Hughes is able to write a very nice light hearted family movie for his first big hit.


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