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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Comedy, Romance  |  21 February 1992 (USA)
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A tough police sergeant's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.


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A tough police sergeant's mother comes to visit him, and promptly starts trying to fix up his life, much to his embarrassment. For his birthday she buys him a machine gun out of the back of a van, and begins to further interfere with his job and love life, eventually helping him with a case he's on. Written by Ed Sutton <>

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Detective Joe Bomowski's mom is in town for a visit. She did the laundry, washed the windows and scrubbed the floors. Now, she's gonna clean up the streets.


Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer!  »

Box Office


$28,411,210 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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When Estelle Getty found out that filming the movie would involve guns, she said that she would only do the movie if there were no guns in it. The producers lied to her (and told her that there would be no guns in the movie) in order to get her to sign on. See more »


Walking out of the Police Dept. when Joey's mom opens the car door the window is up, after she gets into the car its down even though the car is not running. See more »


Tutti Bomowski: Stop! Stop that man Joe. Stop that man!
[Joe tackles the man]
Tutti Bomowski: I saw that man on America's Most Wanted.
Joe Brofmowski: What did he do?
Tutti Bomowski: He killed his mother.
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Referenced in Particka: Episode #6.8 (2013) See more »


Words by Sid Robin
Music by Charles Shavers
Performed by The Ames Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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The Actors Made this Movie
1 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to give this movie a 6 out of 10.

The story was corny, the plot was predictable. The supporting cast was lacking. This is not a thriller or an intelligent movie. It is a B comedy., at best.

But the interaction between Stallone and Getty was fantastic. They play their roles to perfection as anyone from the Northern New Jersey area can attest. They were believable. They were hysterical.

I would watch this again, just to watch Stallone and Getty play the mom and son role so true to life. They made us cringe. We really felt for Stallone as the son. They made us laugh non stop.

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