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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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Roy
Charlotte Akin ...
Lorraine
Anna Marie Allred ...
Kid #3
Adam Anderly ...
Catcher
Robert A. Anderson ...
Boy in Chair
Cody Beard ...
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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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Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Al Capone. They were all seven once. See more »

Genres:

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

Macaulay Culkin auditioned for the role of Junior. 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 Healy: I'm selling my store to the Japs.
Little Ben Healy: I, I, I, but.
Big Ben Healy: I, I, I, but what? You thought I was going to leave it to you one day?
Little Ben Healy: Yeah.
Big Ben Healy: Well I'm not. I'm selling to the Hirohito Corporation.
Little Ben Healy: Well I still get the land don't I?
Big Ben Healy: No you're not. I'm selling that too. Everything from here to the river.
Little Ben Healy: What? Dad, I can't believe this. I slaved to you for 10 years without a raise or a promotion.
Big Ben Healy: Is there a lesson to be learned from all this? How about don't trust anyone?
Little Ben Healy: Not even your own father?
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BAD TO THE BONE
Written and Performed by George Thorogood
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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there is nothing wrong with this movie
10 April 2002 | by (new orleans) – See all my reviews

many people complain that junior gets away with everything and it is not right. if these kinds of things were going on by a real kid in real life, then there would be a problem. i have only four words for those of you who claim it should not be watched due to the example it sets for children. IT IS A MOVIE, not to mention a COMEDY, which are usually not to be taken seriously. if every movie that set a bad example for children was pulled off the shelves, we would have lost many incredible movies. i saw this movie when i was a child, and no i did not go try to do any of the things that junior did. although i was a child, i knew there would be serious consequences for acting as junior did. this is a very entertaining movie which i enjoyed very much. for those of you who who trash talk this movie because "it could be a bad example for children" you might want to get in touch with reality because there is nothing wrong with this movie.


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