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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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When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! 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

Gross USA:

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

Goofs

When Caroline comes home to Jack giving the boys a bath, he initially appears without any paint on his face. But when Caroline starts taking the kids out of the tub, Jack now has green paint splashes on his face. Also, the paint splashes on the tub wall change during the camera changes. See more »

Quotes

Joan: [Shows her cards to Jack; open cleavage] Are these any good?
Jack Butler: [Trying hard to not look down Joan's blouse] You got two pair... You got... Plenty
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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Strangers in the Night
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Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton and Eddie Snyder
Performed by Frank Sinatra
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The Greatest Movie Ever.
8 September 2005 | by 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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