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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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Mr. Mum  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$947,197, 24 July 1983, Limited Release

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$64,800,000
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Carolyn Seymour's first Hollywood film role. See more »

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In the last scene of the movie we see the Tuna commercial, which had been shot the day before, playing on the TV. It would be impossible for a commercial to be shot, edited, finished and delivered to any particular network for airing all in less than a 24 hour period. See more »

Quotes

Jack Butler: Honey if you call and I'm not home I'll be at the gym or the gun club.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 May 2015 (2015) See more »

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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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Warmed over John Hughes & amiable Keaton = family values
11 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

MR. MOM (1983) **1/2 Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Martin Mull, Ann Jillian, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd. Amiable domestic comedy with recently downsized auto engineer nice guy Keaton becoming the household ruler and Garr out to bring home the bacon with sleazy ad exec Mull makes for some chuckles thanks to John Hughes' warm script and silly scenarios.


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