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Trading Mom (1994)

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

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
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Mr. Leeby
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Giant
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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$319,123 (USA)
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Trivia

Last movie with André 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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Crazy Credits

The closing credits begin with showing Sissy Spacek playing the mom and the three other moms before the credits roll. See more »

Connections

References 101 Dalmatians (1961) See more »

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La Marseillaise
Arranged and Performed by Harry Cohen
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Not the shot in the arm Sissy Spacek's career needed...
22 September 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about "Trading Mom"--Sissy Spacek as a harried single mother whose kids wish her completely away, replacing her with a series of substitutes, all portrayed by Spacek in different guises--I thought it sounded great, and just the boost Sissy's career needed. But what a disappointment "Trading Mom" turns out to be. Based on the book "The Mummy Market" by Nancy Brelis, and adapted by the film's director, Tia Brelis, the comedy is poorly-paced and produced, and features the kind of movie-kids that make your teeth ache. As for Spacek, she's fine (as always) but is defeated by the colorless script. Some brief flashes of wit, nothing more. *1/2 from ****


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