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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

A tough police sergeant's overbearing 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 <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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Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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21 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer!  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,411,210 (USA)
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According to Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked Stallone into being in this flop comedy by starting a rumor that he wanted the movie himself. Sly admitted in a conversation with journalist Sandro Monetti at Manchester Arena that he heard Arnold wanted to do the movie, and, after hearing that, said that he wanted to do it. Later he understood that Arnie tricked him. 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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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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References The Yogi Bear Show (1961) See more »

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Brahms' Lullaby
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Written by Johannes Brahms (uncredited)
Sung by Estelle Getty
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18 July 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Diverting but meatless comedy about a cop (Sylvester Stallone) whose mother (Estelle Getty) comes to visit him and interferes in his life, both personally and professionally. It's not very funny and you'll likely yawn more than once, but it's all harmless enough. I like Sly so I'll watch pretty much anything of his at least once. Estelle Getty was, of course, awesome on Golden Girls. Her character here has a lot less bite than on that show, though. She doesn't really bring much to the table besides the visual joke of the diminutive old lady doing things like holding a gun on a bad guy and making threats. But they go to the well a few times too often on that gag. It's really nothing special but worth a look if you're a Sly fan. He also says the title of the movie at one point, which made me laugh for some reason. It's worth noting the movie has tons of product placement, mostly for the kind of stuff they advertise during daytime game shows and soap operas.


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