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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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Martin Ferrero, who plays the villain Paulie, played Donald Gennaro in Jurassic Park. Richard Schiff, who plays a gun clerk, was Eddie Carr in its sequel, The Lost world. 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: Mom, I don't like eggs.
Tutti Bomowski: If you don't eat them now, they'll be waiting here for you at dinner.
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Spoofs Sudden Impact (1983) See more »


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Stallone CAN do comedy!
16 January 1999 | by (Lake Havasu,Arizona) – See all my reviews

This movie is fun to watch with the kids. Stallone CAN do comedy - we liked OSCAR, too. If you've never had an Italian "mama" you might miss some of the humor!

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