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Man of the House (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 March 1995 (USA)
Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "... See full summary »

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Jack Sturgess (Squatting Dog)
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Sandy Archer
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Chet Bronski (Chief Running Horse)
David Shiner ...
Lloyd Small (Silent Thunder)
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Red Sweeney (Silver Fox)
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Joey Renda, Frank's Son
Richard Foronjy ...
Murray, Renda Goon
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Tony, Renda Goon
Chief Leonard George ...
Leonard Red Crow
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Frank James Renda
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Christopher Miranda ...
Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
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Storyline

Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, after Ben and Jack's experiences in the Indian Guides, the two become much closer. Written by Adam Burstein <burs7211@cs.nyu.edu>

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Jack wants to marry Ben's mother. But there are strings attached.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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3 March 1995 (USA)  »

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Man 2 Man  »

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$40,070,995 (USA)
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Trivia

In a book that Jack is browsing through, it clearly shows the name "Clarice Starling", a character from The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »

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When Jack supposedly trips on the skateboard, you can see that Chevy puts his leg out much further than usual. Clearly the incident was staged. See more »

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Chet Bronski: [singing] Heyhowaya, Ben! Heyhowaya, Jack!
Jack Sturges: [singing] Fine-thanks-how-are-you?
Chet Bronski: No no, Jack, "Heyhowaya" is the official greeting of the Minotauk.
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No bees were harmed during the making of this film. All bee action was supervised by Dr. Norman E. Gary, entomologist. See more »

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Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 5 September 1996 (1996) See more »

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Hit The Road Jack
Written by Percy Mayfield
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Comic inanities served up to families as something unique and gut-busting...
20 February 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Mind-bogglingly bad Disney comedy pits middle-aged sweethearts Chevy Chase and Farrah Fawcett against Fawcett's prankish pre-teen son Jonathan Taylor Thomas (that smug Keebler elf from the TV sitcom "Home Improvement"). After single mom Farrah brings new love-interest Chevy home to meet her kid, Taylor resorts to juvenile tomfoolery to scare the suitor away...sound familiar? Taking its cue from "The Parent Trap", but blessedly giving us only one child at the helm, this lame-duck script has nowhere to go after the initial set-up. Nice to see Chase and Fawcett together (the original choices for "Foul Play"), but the comic chaos which erupts here is only for undiscriminating viewers. * from ****


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