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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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Courtney White ...
Megan Butler
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Ron
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Tom Leopold ...
Stan
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Eve
Michael Alaimo ...
Bert
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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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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

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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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Chevy Chase, Michael Douglas, Steve Martin, and John Travolta were considered for Jack Butler. See more »

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The baby knocks over the two plants but they reappear later in their original positions, unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Doris (TV Repairwoman): Are you crazy? You don't feed a baby chili!
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Referenced in King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) See more »

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Jaws Theme
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Hit-and-Miss Comedy From the 1980s.
27 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Michael Keaton gets laid off from his cushy job and figures he will be called back very soon, but that does not happen. Thus wife Teri Garr finds an advertising job really fast and it is up to Keaton to care for their three young children in this admittedly funny, but somewhat under-achieving comedic venture. Martin Mull steals every scene as Garr's new boss and Ann Jillian sizzles as the couple's next door neighbor who has her eye on Keaton. Not bad, but not real good either. Middle-of-the-line entertainment. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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