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Writers (WGA):
Nancy Brelis (novel)
Tia Brelis (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 May 1994 (USA) See more »
No More Vegtables, No More HomeWork, No More Cleaning up your room...
Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sissy Spacek ... Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha

Anna Chlumsky ... Elizabeth

Aaron Michael Metchik ... Jeremy
Asher Metchik ... Harry

Maureen Stapleton ... Mrs. Cavour
Merritt Yohnka ... Mr. Leeby

André the Giant ... Giant
Sean MacLaughlin ... Edward
Jemar Jefferson ... Security
Nancy L. Chlumsky ... Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer ... Karate Girl

Fran Joseph ... Ninja Mom
Catherine Paolone ... Cookie Mom

Maria Fagan ... Creative Mom
Jane Beard ... Cleaning Mom

Shelley Phillips ... Success Mom
Dolores Wright ... Pet Mom
Charles Collins Jr. ... Johnny
Anne Shannon Baxter ... Lily

Schuyler Fisk ... Suzy
Anna Silver ... Sally
David O'Neil ... Basketball Kid
Andrew Largen ... Ricky Turner
Rick Bridgforth ... Hank
Ariana Metchik ... Girl Scout
Don Moss ... Sobbing Boy (as Donald Moss)
James Pully ... Chris
Jesse Dennis ... Jimmy
Robbie Dresch ... Boy in Striped T-Shirt

Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Igor De Laurentiis ... Boy in Black Jacket
Anne Shelton Crute ... Cigarette Girl #1
Catherine Camp ... Cigarette Girl #2
Jan Solomita ... Chivas

Lynn-Jane Foreman ... French Maid
Mike Degaetano ... Little Cookie Boy
Julia Caperton ... Skinny Girl with Glasses
Sammy Ross ... Little Guy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalton Grey ... Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
Sam Wells ... Father (uncredited)

Directed by
Tia Brelis 
Writing credits
Nancy Brelis (novel "The Mummy Market")

Tia Brelis (screenplay)

Produced by
Raffaella De Laurentiis .... producer
Hester Hargett .... line producer
Robert Little .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Kitay 
Cinematography by
Buzz Feitshans IV 
Film Editing by
Isaac Sehayek 
Production Design by
Cynthia Kay Charette  (as Cynthia Charette)
Art Direction by
Troy Sizemore 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Caperton 
Costume Design by
Terry Dresbach 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Bell .... prosthetic makeup artist
Rick Bridgforth .... assistant hair stylist (as Richard L. Bridgforth)
Rick Bridgforth .... assistant makeup artist (as Richard L. Bridgforth)
Vickie Mynes .... assistant hair stylist
Vickie Mynes .... assistant makeup artist
Kelvin R. Trahan .... hair designer
Kelvin R. Trahan .... makeup designer
Rita Troy .... hair stylist
Rita Troy .... makeup artist
Cindy Wright .... assistant hair stylist
Cindy Wright .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Charles Thomas Baxter .... unit manager (as Charley Baxter)
Terry Collis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Feitshans .... second assistant director
Linda Fox .... second assistant director
Patty Chan Morrison .... first assistant director
Art Department
Richard Blankenship .... construction coordinator
Lisa Caperton .... landscape artist
Michael R. Clark .... scenic charge
Clifford D. Eubank .... greensperson
Clifford D. Eubank .... swing
Nathan Gray .... assistant props
Eric Gruber .... construction foreman
Ruby Guidara .... assistant set decorator (as Diana 'Ruby' Guidara)
Michael D. Harrell .... on-set dresser
Steven Hickel .... leadman (as S.R. Hickel)
David Thomas Kerns .... lead swing (as Tom Kerns)
Eric R. Link .... art department coordinator
John Sanders .... property master
Tracee Shuler .... swing
Terry Snyder .... puppetmaster
Tim Dingle .... scenic/signwriter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charlie Ajar Jr. .... sound recordist (as Charles Ajar)
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Jory A. Beckert .... sound effects editor
Michael C. Casper .... supervising re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Rich Cusano .... sound effects editor
Andy Dawson .... dialogue editor (as Andrew Dawson)
Daniel Dunning .... sound recordist (as Dan Dunning)
Ken Felton .... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound effects editor (as Jeff Kaplan)
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Mary Marder .... assistant adr editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Richard Marx .... adr editor
Patty Morena .... sound effects editor (as Patti Morena)
Robb Navrides .... dialogue editor
John S. Orr .... supervising sound editor
Robert Polich .... boom operator
Troy Porter .... foley mixer
Daniel Sperry .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Reinhard Stergar .... production sound mixer
Peter Siciliano .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Nathan Gray .... special effects
John Sanders .... special effects coordinator
Paul Beahm .... stunts
Patricia M. Peters .... stunts (as Patricia Peters)
Birgit K. Schier .... stunts (as Birgit Schier)
Merritt Yohnka .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Lynn Appelle .... second assistant camera
Nicholas D. Brown .... gaffer
Kevin M. Burger .... grip
Skelly Cummings .... dolly grip
Keith Davis .... grip
Michael Flynn .... electrician (as Michael I. Flynn)
John Giles .... first assistant camera
Cranston Gobbo .... key grip
Michael Goldman .... grip
Charles A. Harris .... grip (as Charlie Harris)
Jay Kemp .... best boy electric (as Jay D. Kemp)
Mark Lavery .... grip
Dominic Napolitano .... first assistant camera
Jon Parks .... director of photography: second unit (as Jon T. Parks)
Todd Ranson .... electrician
J.R. Reischling .... best boy grip
Russell G. Senato .... grip
Robert Spencer .... electrician
Kassa Zakadi .... still photographer
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Helen Jervey .... casting: Richmond Type Casting Inc.
Liz Marks .... extras casting: Uptown Talent Inc.
Irene Stockton .... casting associate: New York
Susan Willett .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Linda S. Cormany .... costume supervisor (as Linda Cormany)
Jacquie Okie .... set costumer (as Jacqueline M. Okie)
Heather Pain .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Sarah Brockhoff .... first assistant editor (as Matthew Brockhoff)
Christine Lee .... apprentice editor
Ray Martin .... color timer
Carlos Puente .... assistant editor
Music Department
Chris Hufford .... music mixer
Chris Hufford .... music recordist
Michael Markman .... orchestra manager
Reg Powell .... orchestrator
Steven Scott Smalley .... orchestrator (as Scott Smalley)
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor (as Dawn Solér)
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
William Benner .... driver
Calvin Brannen .... driver
Jack Collis .... driver
Gathia Gillispie .... driver
Duke Grant .... driver (as Randolph 'Duke' Grant Jr.)
Bobby Jones .... transportation captain
Patsy Lomax .... driver (as Patsy Jo Lomax)
Tom Mawyer .... transportation coordinator
James Mulvaney Jr. .... driver
Norman Taylor .... driver (as Norman 'Dick' Taylor)
John Terrell .... driver
Other crew
Julie Paige Adams .... production assistant
Linda Bassett .... craft service
Beverly Cusack .... post-production accountant
Randolph Dugan .... production assistant (as Randolph S. Dugan)
Nora Dunfee .... dialects
Maria Fagan .... tutor: On Location Education (as Maria Fagan-Bies)
Guiliano Gallo .... caterer
Rebecca Gibson .... assistant production coordinator
Leah Girolami .... tutor: On Location Education (as Leah Herman Girolami)
Chuck Henderson .... production assistant
John Hillman .... assistant production accountant
Adeena Karsseboom .... production executive
Kate Lewis .... script supervisor
Nita Long-Mawyer .... wrangler (as Nita R. Long)
Tony LoSchiavo .... assistant caterer
Richard Malzahn .... title designer
Jeff Mayse .... assistant: Ms. Spacek
Michael Menzies .... production accountant
Josue Meza .... assistant caterer
Lucas Moore .... tutor: On Location Education
Steve O'Corr .... second assistant production accountant
Golda Offenheim .... production coordinator
Kirk Poore .... location manager
Tony Solomon .... assistant: Ms. Brelis
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Thomas Vranesich .... production coordinator
Dolly Wright .... assistant wrangler
R. Andrew Doan .... stage set constructor (uncredited)
Anthony Harbour .... paramedic (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Mommy Market" - UK (imdb display title), USA (alternative title)
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Rated PG for some barnyard humor
Argentina:85 min | Canada:83 min | USA:82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Last movie with 'Andre the Giant', who died a year before this movie's US release.See more »
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Trade in the re-runs for this pleasant family film, 7 November 2007
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio

Mrs. Martin (Sissy Spacek) is a single mother of three active children. One is almost-a-teen, Elizabeth (Anna Chlumsky), who finds mother's orders most awful, especially the one where she can not go shopping with friends. Elizabeth's two younger brothers are also upset that mother never has time to make pancakes but always makes time to insist on them cleaning the fish bowl and their bedrooms. Things go from bad to worse when Elizabeth is caught smoking at school and the younger boys get in a schoolyard tussle. Mom grounds them all for a month, at least. The next day, as the trio are allowed to visit a nice lady (Maureen Stapleton), who hired them to work in her garden over the summer, they learn of a magic spell which would allow them to choose a new mother from the "Mommy Market". Acting rashly, the three of them use the enchantment and mother does indeed vanish. But, at the market, there are no really attractive mothers, so they take a chance on a French lady (also Sissy Spacek) who has a cook. She ends up being a disaster as a mom. Yet, the kids only have two more chances to pick a new parent. Will they find the mother of their misguided dreams? This is pleasant little film but nothing extraordinary. Spacek shows off her abundant talent by taking on four different roles; one of them, the outdoorsy-mom, is a scream. The children, too, are very winning and Stapleton does a fine turn, too, as the gardening friend. All of the lesser roles are fulfilled well, also. As for the looks of the movie, it is quite attractive, with fun costumes, sets, and scenery. The script and the direction are fairly well-done, too. All in all, this is a nice flick for the family on any given night. Trade in those re-runs and get this one for a "something different" night in the near future.

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