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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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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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$64,800,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Dabney Coleman was considered for the role of Ron Richardson See more »

Goofs

During the poker game Jack and the neighborhood ladies are playing when Caroline arrives home from work, the ladies all quickly get up to leave upon Caroline's arrival. In one brief shot, there are a group of "other" kids in the living room in addition to the three Butler kids. These kids presumably belong to the poker ladies. However, not a single one of the mothers walks out with their kid. Granted, they could have come back to get the kids. But it would have made a lot more sense to do this the first time. See more »

Quotes

Jack Butler: [Enters scene revving chainsaw] How ya doin'. You must be Ron Richardson. I'm Jack Butler, nice to meetcha.
Ron Richardson: Pleased to meet you.
Jack Butler: Huh?
Ron Richardson: I say I'm pleased...
[Jack Turns chainsaw off]
Ron Richardson: ...to meet you. I'm just waiting for Caroline.
Jack Butler: Well, uh, you know women.
Ron Richardson: Yeah, I'd like to think I do.
Jack Butler: Wanna beer?
Ron Richardson: It's 7 o'clock in the morning.
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Features The Incredible Hulk (1982) See more »

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Oh, Susanna!
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Michael Keaton, Taliesin Jaffe and Frederick Koehler
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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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