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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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Megan Butler
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Ron
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Stan
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Eve
Michael Alaimo ...
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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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Also Known As:

Mr. Mum  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$947,197, 24 July 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,800,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to Batman. Michael Keaton portrayed the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), while Teri Garr guest-starred, and was uncredited, in Batman: Instant Freeze (1966). See more »

Goofs

When Jack is chasing the vacuum from room to room, his shirt goes back and forth from being dry and tucked to wet and untucked from shot to shot. 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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) See more »

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Oh, Susanna!
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Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Michael Keaton, Taliesin Jaffe and Frederick Koehler
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Family comedies don't get much better than this
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Mr. Mom is, yet again, one of those movies that I have been watching since I was a kid. This is one of Michael Keaton's best movies I think, forget Night Shift and all that. Keaton's greatest strength is comedy. Mr. Mom is well put together, is always funny, and never lags. It does a brillant job of protraying role reversal and the rest of the cast makes this movie a joy to watch. Everyone is good, singling someone out for special praise is unnecessary. I hate kids in movies but I loved the kids in this one. It's because they are not annoyingly cute or naughty or too sweet, they're just normal kids. Bottom Line: This is a great movie and every movie fan and family should have it on the shelf.


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