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Mr. Mom (1983)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 July 1983 (USA)
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After he's laid off, a husband and wife switch roles with her returning to the work force and he becoming a stay at home dad, a role to which he doesn't have a clue.

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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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Mr. Mum  »

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$64,800,000 (USA)
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One of two role-reversal baby films of the mid-late 1980s that were top-billed by a star who was last named "Keaton". Diane Keaton starred in 1987's Baby Boom whilst Michael Keaton headlined 1983's Mr. Mom (1983) about three years earlier. The two actor-comedians [to date, September 2013] though have never collaborated nor been star teamed together on a filmed production, despite their same last name, which is the same as silent film comedian Buster Keaton. 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 »

Quotes

Alex: Wow, what a house!
Jack Butler: Yeah, probably mortgaged to the eyeballs.
Caroline: Not this one, his great grandfather - Commander Richardson - built it.
Jack Butler: Eh... hand me down.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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Nadia's theme
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(from The Young And The Restless)
by Perry Botkin Jr. & Barry De Vorzon
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The Greatest Movie Ever.
8 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know it seems weird to say this about a John Hughes film, but I honestly think this is one of the great films of all time. There are so few movies that are so.. flawless. The script is hilarious. The editing is seamless. Every line is quote-worthy. The acting is spot-on. Michael Keaton is at the top of his game, Terry Garr is a comic genius, and the casting is perfect.

The story is both goofy, and rather deep. It conatins at least a dozen of my top 100 all-time favorite movie 'moments'. Its the kind of film you see late at night on TV, and you start watching a few minutes, then suddenly before you know it, you've watched the whole thing AGAIN. Obviously, I highly recommend this film, and encourage more filmmakers to study it, because they just don't make 'em like this anymore.


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