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Trading Mom (1994)

 -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  13 May 1994 (USA)
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Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha
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Elizabeth
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Jeremy
Asher Metchik ...
Harry
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Mrs. Cavour
Merritt Yohnka ...
Mr. Leeby
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Giant
Sean MacLaughlin ...
Edward
Jemar Jefferson ...
Security
Nancy L. Chlumsky ...
Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer ...
Karate Girl
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Ninja Mom
Catherine Paolone ...
Cookie Mom
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Creative Mom
Jane Beard ...
Cleaning Mom
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Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour and she tells the siblings about an ancient spell to make their mother disappear. That night they say the incantation and the next morning, they wake up and they find their mother is gone and they can't remember anything about her. Mrs. Cavour tells the children about the Mommy Market, a place in town where they had about every mother you could think of. When they go there, the Mommy Market had a policy where you could have 3 tokens to take a mother home. If they could not find a suitable mother by their third token, they could never go back. The mothers they pick are not what they hoped for and they feel lost without someone to look after them. They wanted their very own mother to love and they must think of a memory of their own to remember her and break the spell. Written by mountain91

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No More Vegtables, No More HomeWork, No More Cleaning up your room...

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for some barnyard humor | See all certifications »
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13 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Last movie with 'Andre the Giant', who died a year before this movie's US release. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Mommy Martin: Who do you think you are? You can't just go around doing what ever you want! And Elizabeth, cigarette, really. Well, that's it! You're all grounded! Period! Understand? There's no camp, no allowance, no TV, no nothing. Now up to your room, right now this instant! I am furious!
Harry Martin: But mom...
Mrs. Mommy Martin: Don't "But mom" me! Things are going to change around here permanently. Now, march!
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A Wonderful Family Movie
21 December 2002 | by (vancouver) – See all my reviews

Elizabeth, Jeremy and Harry are sick of their mother always nagging at them and telling them what to do. They would want nothing more then to make her disappear. Due to a spell, their wish comes true and the next morning when they wake up, no mother, no nothing! The kids are off to a mummy market, a market where you can choose between loads of different mothers. First they are happy to be without their mother but then they realize that they miss her and that no one could ever take her place. This is a very nice family movie that everyone would enjoy. I would give Trading Mom 8/10


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