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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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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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Caroline's a rising executive. Jack just lost his job. Jack's going to have to start from the bottom up. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Mr. Mum  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$64,800,000 (USA)
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Trivia

In an interview with The A.V. Club, Teri Garr revealed that when the producers pitched the movie to her, they hid the plot reversal. "They just told me it was about a guy who does the work that a woman does, because it's so easy, and I went, 'Oh, yeah. Ha ha.' It's so easy. All the women I know who stay home and take care of their kids, they go, 'Oh yeah, this is easy.' Hmm." See more »

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In the race at Ron Richardson's house party, the contestants run through a tape line at the end of the first leg of the race and again at the end of the race. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Humphries: Schooner Tuna - the tuna with a heart.
[Caroline Butler created the phrase, while she was employed there and Jack was watching their children and trying to be a house-husband]
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Chariots Of Fire
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Written by Vangelis
Performed by Vangelis
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Hit-and-Miss Comedy From the 1980s.
27 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Michael Keaton gets laid off from his cushy job and figures he will be called back very soon, but that does not happen. Thus wife Teri Garr finds an advertising job really fast and it is up to Keaton to care for their three young children in this admittedly funny, but somewhat under-achieving comedic venture. Martin Mull steals every scene as Garr's new boss and Ann Jillian sizzles as the couple's next door neighbor who has her eye on Keaton. Not bad, but not real good either. Middle-of-the-line entertainment. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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