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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

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


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Gang Member (as Christopher Collins)


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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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: [singing softly and contentedly as she sloshes and scrubs Joe's prized .45 in the dishpan] This is the way we wash our gun... wash our gun... wash our gun...
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Brahms' Lullaby
Written by Johannes Brahms (uncredited)
Sung by Estelle Getty
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I realy enjoyed this movie!!
24 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

90 minutes of pure entertainment. I mean .. i'm in the middle of it right now, and i just know this is about becoming on of my favorites.

The dialogues and the cast are just outstanding. Sylvesters best so far.

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