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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 »
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Nice light hearted family movie See more (61 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Keaton ... Jack

Teri Garr ... Caroline Butler

Frederick Koehler ... Alex Butler

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

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 Freedman ... Melon Girl (as Patty Dworkin)

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)

Melody Thomas Scott ... Nikki (archive footage) (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)
James Dyer .... first assistant director (as Jim Dyer)
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 .... re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Michael J. Kohut .... re-recording mixer
Al Overton Jr. .... production sound mixer
Bill Phillips .... sound effects supervisor
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound effects editor
Allan Bromberg .... assistant: sound editor (uncredited)
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)
Location Management
Michael Neale .... location manager
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
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)
Norman Steinberg .... script revisions (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Perfect Daddy" - Philippines (English title)
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91 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Canada:PG | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #27084) | West Germany:6 (f) (cut)

Did You Know?

Third feature film made by Television Producer Aaron Spelling, who recounted in his memoir: "I couldn't find a film that was suitable to take my kids to, so we made one."See more »
Revealing mistakes: While Jack is in the basement trying to stop the washing machine's spraying water hoses, Kenny is yelling for help upstairs. As soon as he gets the water shut off, Jack turns quickly to run upstairs, using the concrete wall for support. As he pushes on the wall, the top moves out of place showing it is only a prop anchored at the floor only. As soon as he lets go, it bounces back into position.See more »
Caroline:Well, thanks. I'm sorry if I kept you waiting.
Ron Richardson:Oh, not at all. I was just having a little chat with your, ah, hubby, ah
Jack Butler:Jack.
Ron Richardson:Jack.
Caroline:Yeah, he's... quite a guy.
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Movie Connections:
Nadia's themeSee 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?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Nice light hearted family movie, 23 March 2014
Author: SnoopyStyle

This movie starts off with a traditional family setup until engineer Jack (Michael Keaton) gets laid off by the car company. Before he could get another job, his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) gets hired by Ron (Martin Mull) for an ad job.

This is definitely one of those comedies that suffers from the passing of time. That era is gone especially for the dad side. It's really superficially silly now especially the home and grocery stuff at the beginning. It was probably a little silly back then as well. The mom side of the movie is still good. As he gets more into housewife mode, it gets more realistic. The movie's heart is always in the right place. John Hughes is able to write a very nice light hearted family movie for his first big hit.

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