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Mr. Mom (1983) Poster

(1983)

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Michael Keaton turned down Splash (1984) to do this movie.
First movie for actor Michael Keaton where he was top first billed.
Only a year after this movie was made and released a spin-off tele-film 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.
Only the second ever feature film written by John Hughes.
The first movie that actor Michael Keaton appeared in after his breakthrough film role in Night Shift (1982).
Both Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to the Batman (1966) program. Michael Keaton portrayed the titular character in the first two Tim Burton Batman theatrical films, while Teri Garr guest-starred and was uncredited in the seventh episode of the 1966 television weekly series of _"Batman" (1966) [Instant Freeze (#1.7)}]_.
Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the 1980s decade. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987) & 3 Men and a Baby (1987).
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 RPM
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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."
British actress Carolyn Seymour's first Hollywood film role.
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One of two gender-bender comedies that actress Teri Garr appeared in during the early 1980s. The pictures were Tootsie (1982) and the following year's Mr. Mom (1983).
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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.
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First major film role for Ann Jillian after a 20-year hiatus.
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The car tag of a Michigan automobile, (that took Jack Butler away) to a feminine party is XNG-876. MIGHIGAN [all capital letters] is above the license tag number XNG-876, below [all capital letters] is GREAT LAKES and expiration is November (30) of 1983.
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