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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 ...
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Robert A. Anderson ...
Boy in Chair
Cody Beard ...
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Jordan Burton ...
Kid #1
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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

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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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The role for Junior was originally meant for Macaulay Culkin. Ironically, Culkin would go on to play a devilish child in The Good Son. See more »

Goofs

Obvious fake cat when the cat jumps on the Grandfather and his Grandfather falls down the stairs. See more »

Quotes

Clown: Look, a giraffe!
Martin Beck: Look, a fist!
[Punches him]
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Soundtracks

REAL WILD CHILD
Written by Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of A&M Records
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This kid is dangerous, but the film is awesome!!
3 September 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Problem Child is hysterical. Honestly, this is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. No, it isn't high art, but it isn't meant to be. It is just a screamingly funny diversion that deserves a helluva lot of praise. Fun for the whole family, though with an occasional off-color (but always funny) line. See this flick.


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