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Problem Child (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 27 July 1990 (USA)
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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Roy
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Kid #3
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Storyline

The story of a seven-year-old mischievous orphan boy named Junior. He is hardly a model child; mean-spirited and incorrigible. One day, he is adopted by a loving man along with his obnoxious wife named Ben Healy and Flo Healy. Ever since Junior comes into their lives, he turns ordinary days into full-scale comic nightmares! He also leaves a path of serious destruction in his wake, and is even pen pals with Martin Beck (A.K.A. The Bow Tie Killer, a notorious serial killer who kidnaps his faithful correspondent, along with Flo). And now it's up to Ben as he undertakes a rescue mission to get Junior back from Beck before he plans on hurting him. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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

Genres:

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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Trivia

When Ben steals Roy's Wagoneer, he intentionally drives over some flowers in a neighboring yard. This is due to deleted footage that involved a subplot of the woman who owned that house getting fed up with the Healy cat going to the bathroom in the flower bed. Although every other trace of this subplot is removed from the movie, this scene was left in (the deleted footage appears on edited TV versions of the movie, but isn't on the DVD). 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

Junior: Some people never learn.
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Connections

Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

BAD TO THE BONE
Written and Performed by George Thorogood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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One of the funniest movies!
4 April 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Problem child movies are very funny!John Ritter,Amy Yasbec,and Jack Warden,and Michael Richards are all good in the film!It is always sad to to see the great late wrestler Kerry Von Erich.The film has some of the more hilarious scenes ever!.If you like comedy film with bratty kids then check this out!


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