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Problem Child (1990)

 -  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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Ben
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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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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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Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Al Capone. They were all seven once. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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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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When Junior first meets Lucy and her mother, Lucy says that Junior "looks like the man who cremated Uncle Leo". Since Junior is wearing a bow-tie in this scene, it is quite clear that it was the Bow Tie Killer who did it. See more »

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All throughout the movie, Junior has all his baby teeth, and longer hair, and then looks a little older with shorter hair and a large top front tooth growing in. This happens within scenes, beginning in the orphanage. See more »

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[Big Ben is about to go on the air for his campaign speech]
Little Ben Healy: Ok I quit as your son!
Big Ben Healy: Good, now get the hell out of here I've got a goddamn campaign to win.
Little Ben Healy: Oh your campaign, the one thing you do care about. Hey dad why don't you tell all the voters what you really plan on doing with this town!
[turns on the TV camera]
Big Ben Healy: [not realizing that he's on TV] I don't give a rats ass for the voters! All I care about is the power and the power that'll give me the money. That's why I'm a success and you're not! ...
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PROBLEM CHILD
(End Title Song)
Written and Produced by Terry Melcher
Performed by The Beach Boys
Single available on RCA Records, Cassettes and CDs
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Funny...even if you don't want to admit it.
15 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is undeniably tasteless, and toward the end it runs out of steam (one car chase too many). BUT...it's often funny, and that has always been the essential mission of a comedy. By the way, this is NOT primarily a kids' film; kids may get a few laughs out of it, but the more subversive asides ("Maybe if you keep moving your hands like that people will think you actually know what you're talking about") are really intended more for adults. (**)


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