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Problem Child (1990)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  27 July 1990 (USA)
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A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

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Flo
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Roy
Charlotte Akin ...
Lorraine
Anna Marie Allred ...
Kid #3
Adam Anderly ...
Catcher
Robert A. Anderson ...
Boy in Chair
Cody Beard ...
2nd Baseman
Jordan Burton ...
Kid #1
Eli Cummins ...
Umpire
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Paramedic
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Storyline

A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits. Written by Glenn J. Schworak <glenn@g-world.com>

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He's So Bad, Even The Nuns Refused To Keep Him! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adorable criatura  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$53,470,900 (USA)
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Trivia

A group named "In Defence of Animals" organized protests against a poster for the film that showed a cat in a dryer. They also complained about a scene in which a cat's legs are hurt by Junior. See more »

Goofs

The food on Junior's plate during the lunch scene at the orphanage changes after he leaves the lunch line. The plate has turned 180 degrees, and a pile of greens has been added to it. See more »

Quotes

Big Ben Healy: [seeing Junior for the first time] Oh, my God! It's the devil!
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Connections

Followed by Problem Child 2 (1991) See more »

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BORN TO BE WILD
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Problem Child
8 July 2013 | by (C-World) – See all my reviews

Problem Child was a funny and hilarious film. This was one of the best funny family films of all time. Michael Oliver did excellent playing as Junior. John Ritter and the whole cast did excellent as well. This movie is fun film for all families to watch, the problem child series is a all- time favorite.

A recommendation for all of those who love comedy family films. This one is must watch. A funny adventure film of the 90's.

Some people thought this film was terrible, but they were wrong. Problem Child is the best and beyond the funniest family film. Michael Oliver did great as Junior and shined through he was crazy LMAO yet funny throughout the series. Awesome flick!


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