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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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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 ...
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Jordan Burton ...
Kid #1
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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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boy | serial killer | camping | birthday | nun | See more »

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

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Comedy | Family

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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

Colby Kline, who plays Lucy, is the daughter of Richard Kline, who provided additional voice for this film and co-starred with John Ritter in Three's Company (1977). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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IT'S MY PARTY
Written by Herbert Weiner, John Gluck (as John Gluck Jr.) and Wally Gold
Performed by Lesley Gore (as Leslie Gore)
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Projects,
A division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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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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