IMDb > Mr. Mom (1983)
Mr. Mom
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Mr. Mom (1983) More at IMDbPro »

Mr. Mom -- An automotive engineer's wife gets a job, and he stays home with the children, housework and housewives.


User Rating:
6.5/10   15,287 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
John Hughes (written by)
View company contact information for Mr. Mom on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
19 August 1983 (USA) See more »
When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
(145 articles)
8 Things We Learned From the 'Nashville' Season Four Premiere
 (From Rolling Stone. 24 September 2015, 8:39 AM, PDT)

Michael Keaton Turns 64 Today!
 (From Legions of Gotham. 5 September 2015, 2:11 PM, PDT)

Infinitely Polar Bear – The Review
 (From 23 July 2015, 3:22 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Who gets tired of this movie? See more (57 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Keaton ... Jack

Teri Garr ... Caroline

Fred Koehler ... Alex (as Frederick Koehler)

Taliesin Jaffe ... Kenny
Courtney White ... Megan
Brittany White ... Megan

Martin Mull ... Ron

Ann Jillian ... Joan

Jeffrey Tambor ... Jinx

Christopher Lloyd ... Larry
Tom Leopold ... Stan

Graham Jarvis ... Humphries

Carolyn Seymour ... Eve
Michael Alaimo ... Bert
Valri Bromfield ... Doris
Charles Woolf ... Phil

Miriam Flynn ... Annette

Derek McGrath ... Exec. #1

Michael Ensign ... Exec. #2
Ken Olfson ... Exec. #3

Frank Birney ... Exec. #4
Hilary Beane ... Exec. #5

Edie McClurg ... Check Out Lady
Patti Deutsch ... Deli Girl
Estelle Omens ... Middle Age Woman
Patty Dworkin ... Melon Girl

Bernadette Birkett ... Young Woman Shopper
James Gallery ... Bob
Tom Rayhall ... Higgins
Danny Mora ... Auto Worker
Maurice Sneed ... Auto Worker
Phillip Simms ... Auto Worker (as Phil Simms)

Bruce French ... Douglass
Henry Flores ... Male Dancer
Roger Menache ... Male Dancer
Dennis Landry ... Male Dancer

Lisa Freeman ... Motorhead
Marley Sims ... Receptionist

Kay Dingle ... Woman in Crowd
Robert Lussier ... Race Starter
Jacque Lynn Colton ... Card Player #1

Mandy Ingber ... Debbie
Ken Hixon ... Director
Jane Atkins ... Mommy
Gerry Black ... Chauffeur

Lisa Blake Richards ... Card Player #2
Larry Flash Gordon ... Camera Asst.
Leigh Walsh ... Pretty Girl

John O'Leary ... Norman Young
Valrie O'Donnell ... Exec. Wife #1
Jacklyn McQuery ... Exec. Wife #2
Gaye Kruger ... Secretary
Bruce Barrington ... Room Service
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Braeden ... Victor (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Executive (uncredited)

Velvet Rhodes ... Jogger (uncredited)

Directed by
Stan Dragoti 
Writing credits
John Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Harry Colomby .... co-producer
Art Levinson .... associate producer
Lynn Loring .... producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer (as Lauren Shuler)
Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
William W. Wilson .... associate producer (as Bill Wilson)
Bruce McNall .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lee Holdridge 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Patrick Kennedy 
Casting by
Lisa Freiberger 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson 
Makeup Department
Leonard Drake .... hair stylist
Bob Mills .... makeup supervisor
Ric Sagliani .... makeup artist
Production Management
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dustin Bernard .... second assistant director
Debra DuVal .... dga trainee (as Debra Du Val)
Jim Dyer .... first assistant director
Harry V. Bring .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Art Dudley .... construction coordinator
Sal Sommatino .... property master
Sig Tingloff .... set designer (as Sig Tinglof)
Duff Miller .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Overton Jr. .... production sound mixer
Bill Phillips .... sound effects supervisor
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound effects editor
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Dan Yale .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bill Balles .... special effects
Phil Adams .... stunt consultant
Joanne Anderson .... stunt double
Michael Cassidy .... stunt double (as Mike Cassidy)
Joe Dunne .... stunt double
Ted Grossman .... stunt consultant
Victor Paul .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Barlia .... camera operator
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera (as Alan Disler)
Earl Gilbert .... gaffer
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer (as Ralph Nelson Jr.)
Bill Roe .... second assistant camera
Gaylin P. Schultz .... key grip (as Gaylin Schultz)
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman A. Burza .... costumer: men (as Norman Burza)
Linda Matthews .... costumer: women
Nolan Miller .... costumes: Ms. Garr
Editorial Department
James Stanley .... assistant editor
Lisa Morlas .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor
Stephen A. Hope .... music supervisor
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Alf Clausen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lee Holdridge .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gene Clinesmith .... transportation coordinator
Bruce Hauer .... transportation captain
Hugh Kelly .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Selma Brown .... production accountant
Lyla Foggia .... unit publicist
Elizabeth Galloway .... production coordinator (as Liz Galloway)
Renate Kamer .... assistant to executive producer
Michael Neale .... location manager
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor
Judy Palnick .... secretary to producer
Marsha Pasarow .... secretary to Mr. Dragoti
Lindsay Skutch .... production assistant
Patricia Sansone .... assistant production accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Perfect Daddy" - Philippines (English title)
See more »
91 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The name of the fish franchise, (that Jack Butler was replaced by his wife, Caroline Butler), is Schooner Tuna.See more »
Continuity: The baby knocks over the two plants but they reappear later in their original positions, unbroken.See more »
Jack Butler:[on phone] Ya?... Hi Joan. How are you doin?... Ahh, it's gotta be Kevin's... Victor? How could it be Victor's? Thought he got a vasectomy... It didn't take?See more »
Strangers in the Night See more »


What does it mean when Caroline says Jack was "laid off"?
Why did Jack throw the race at Richardson's party?
What does Jack do at the auto plant?
See more »
5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Who gets tired of this movie?, 11 February 2004
Author: Pookyiscute from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary


I mean, who really gets tired of seeing Michael Keaton playing a housewife? There's just no equivalent to this when it comes to great comedy. I've seen it countless times, and can't believe how little recognition this film actually gets. The main plot of the movie is that Keaton gets fired (or laid off, I can't honestly remember, it's been so long since I've seen it...) from his job, and ironically enough his wife wants to go to work for an advertising company. Reluctantly he agrees, and what follows is just pure chaos. He loves his wife, but at times you get the feeling not enough to keep doing the daily, mundane rituals, he feels woman should be stuck with doing.

It's a great comedy and an awesome rent for anyone over the age of 10. A film that you could actually watch with your kids, and still not have them get certain underlying jokes.

A 9 out of 10 in my estimation. 10 being the highest that is, and the reason I give it a 9 and not quite a 10, well....I guess you'll just have to watch it to make your own decision about that.

And that's my review.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (57 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Mr. Mom (1983)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
220...221 Whatever It takes gaffer-16
SO under rated ksf-2
How exactly did Jinx throw Jack and the other guys under the bus? machorne
SOUTH TO DROP OFF MORON!!!!!! jjcuse11
Is this in anyone else's favorite comedy list? walka_sp
Most Favorite Funny Scene Kawaii_Stewie
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Parenthood American Beauty The War of the Roses The Nanny Diaries Cousin Bette
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.