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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!  »

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$28,411,210 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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When slys characters mum is showing pictures of her son to the people that were on board the plane, there is a black and white picture of a boy in a check shirt which happens to be sylvester stallone as a young boy. This picture was also used in the first Rocky movie as its the same picture that is sitting on Rockys mirror 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 »


Joe Brofmowski: Stop or my mom will shoot!
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Referenced in Judge Dredd (1995) See more »


Words by Sid Robin
Music by Charles Shavers
Performed by The Ames Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Everyone on Earth should see this movie!
24 May 2003 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Every living person on earth should see this movie. Not because its good and worth watching, but because it is so awful. The reason why everyone should watch this movie is so that you have a measuring stick for judging just how bad a movie is. For example, your buddy says "Man that Jim Carey movie 'The Majestic,' was the worst movie ever made!" And you can be like, "No man, have you ever seen 'Stop or My Mom Will Shoot? I mean don't get me wrong 'The Majestic' sucked, but its no 'Stop or my Mom Will Shoot.'" Then your friend will be like "Oh yeah man, your right. I totally forgot about 'Stop or My Mom Will Shoot!' I guess I had blocked out that painful memory." Also you can be telling your friend like "Hey, 'The Core' sucked." They can be like "No surprise there. How bad did it suck?" You can be like "I'd say its about one 'Majestic' above 'Stop or my Mom Will Shoot!'" Your friend, "Man, thats pretty bad."

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