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(1983)

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Michael Keaton turned down Splash (1984) to do this movie.
First movie for Michael Keaton, where he was top billed.
Only a year after this movie was released, a spin-off television movie version was made. Mr. Mom (1984) had a different cast and crew, except for Writer John Hughes and Director Stan Dragoti, who were credited for characters and story, respectively.
The second feature film written by John Hughes.
The chain on the chainsaw appears not to move, even though the engine is revved. This is because the chain-break is engaged, which is a safety feature on all modern chainsaw, that doesn't allow the chain to move, even when the engine is revved at a high r.p.m.
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The first movie, in which Michael Keaton appeared, after his breakthrough film role in Night Shift (1982).
Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987), and 3 Men and a Baby (1987).
Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to Batman. Michael Keaton portrayed the title character in Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), while Teri Garr guest-starred, and was uncredited, in the television series Batman (1966), season one, episode seven, "Instant Freeze".
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."
Jeffrey Jones and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Ron Richardson.
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Carolyn Seymour's first Hollywood film role.
Dabney Coleman was considered for the role of Ron Richardson.
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Inspired by the life of Television Executive Lynn Loring. A former actress, Loring retired from the industry, to become a full-time housewife and mother. When her husband found himself unemployed, Loring returned to the workforce, and became the breadwinner. John Hughes found himself in a similar circumstance.
One of two gender-bender comedies that actress Teri Garr appeared in during the early 1980s. The pictures were Tootsie (1982) and this movie.
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First major film role for Ann Jillian after a twenty-year hiatus.
The license plate of a Michigan automobile, that took Jack Butler away, to a feminine party, is XNG-876. MICHIGAN (all capital letters) is above the license plate number XNG-876, below (all capital letters) is GREAT LAKES, and the expiration is November 30, 1983.
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