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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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Storyline

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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$64,800,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first movie that actor Michael Keaton appeared in after his breakthrough film role in Night Shift (1982). See more »

Goofs

When in the car at the grocery store and the kid pulls the gearshift down, he pulls it way down past the reverse selection to one of the forward gears yet the car goes backwards into the shopping carts behind them. See more »

Quotes

Jack Butler: My wife and I went to the movies the other day, we saw Rocky. While I'm watching it, I'm thinking 'This guy has taken some falls' you know.
Auto Worker 1: Which Rocky was it? 1 or 2, or 3?
Jack Butler: I don't know. Three I guess. But...
Auto Worker 2: Hey, did the guy have a mo-hawk like Mr. T?
Jack Butler: OK forget Rocky. The point is... when you're down, not not exactly out... I mean, I mean you gotta hang tough... I don't know.
Auto Worker 1: Well, hang tough baby! Do what Rocky would do!
[walks out]
Auto Worker 1: He didn't see Rocky!
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Connections

Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Fly Now (Rocky's theme)
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Written by Bill Conti
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8 on a scale of 10
2 September 2003 | by (Overland Park, Ks.) – See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. And, not very many comedies can say that - most unfortunately. Michael Keaton was great. I'm not a big Teri Garr fan, but she was more than adequate as a second banana in the film.

If you have no children, are a man, and have never had to raise any children even for a weekend, then you will certainly appreciate this movie. Everyone should appreciate it, but those of us who have never had the "pleasure" of changing a diaper will probably identify the most.

I cannot imagine how this movie only got a 6.1 on IMBD. I have never known anyone who did not enjoy it.


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