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A tough detective's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.

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A tough detective'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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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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.

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Action | Comedy

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

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21 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer!  »

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$28,411,210 (USA)
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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger was competing against each other at that time and fighting so bad, that Arnold faked to be interested in this movie in order to make Sylvester audition for it. Sylvester who heard that Arnold was interested in headlining in this movie immediately dropped everything and contacted them and said that he wanted to headline. He deeply regrets this. See more »

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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 »

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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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Words by Sid Robin
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The mom's adorable, but that's about it
22 August 2012 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Contrary to popular belief, Sylvester Stallone can do comedy just fine. His acting performance in "Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot" isn't bad at all, he captures the right tone for the role and has pretty good chemistry with on-screen mother Estelle Getty. Only problem: it just doesn't make a damn bit of difference. This is one of the most poorly-scripted comedies I have ever seen, the best delivery in the world couldn't save this utter void of good material. All the humor is derived from the mother endlessly meddling, and by endlessly I mean the first half hour or so. After that they don't even go for jokes anymore and just have Stallone get into bloodless gunfights like you're watching a TV-edit to "Rambo". It's never quite clear if this movie wants to be a terrible comedy or a terrible police drama, they just keep betting on both horses. There's also a love subplot involved that's mainly there to pad out the running time, and credit where credit is due, it does. It's really boring and all, but that's of minor importance to the makers. It's sorta unfortunate Stallone gave up on comedies after this one, but it's also understandable.


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