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Mr. Mom (1983) Poster

(1983)

Trivia

Michael Keaton turned down Splash (1984) to do this film instead.
Only the second ever feature film written by John Hughes.
First movie for actor Michael Keaton where he was top first billed.
The music playing in the background of the last scene is actually the overture from Patton (1970).
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.
Both Michael Keaton and Teri Garr have a relation to Batman. Keaton was be the first actor to play Batman for a serious version of the character while Garr starred in an episode of the 1966 television weekly series.
Part of a mini-cycle of Hollywood role-reversal comedies of the early-mid 1980s. The films include Mr. Mom (1983), Baby Boom (1987) and 3 Men and a Baby (1987).
The first movie that actor Michael Keaton appeared in after his breakthrough film role in Night Shift (1982).
The name of the fish franchise was "Schooner Tuna".
One of two role-reversal baby films of the mid-late 1980s that were top-billed by a star who was last named "Keaton". Diane Keaton starred in 1987's Baby Boom whilst Michael Keaton headlined 1983's Mr. Mom (1983) about three years earlier. The two actor-comedians [to date, September 2013] though have never collaborated nor been star teamed together on a filmed production, despite their same last name, which is the same as silent film comedian Buster Keaton.
The nick-name for the vacuum cleaner was "Jaws".
The slogan for the product that Caroline (Teri Garr) invented was "The tuna with a heart!"

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