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Man of the House (1995)

 -  Comedy  -  3 March 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
George Greif ...
Frank James Renda
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Bob Younger, Jack's Boss
Christopher Miranda ...
Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
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Spencer Vrooman ...
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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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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$40,070,995 (USA)
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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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At the end of the movie, during the wedding. As Jack is asking Ben for the rings, Ben kids around and pretends to have lost them. If you look at the ring finger of Jack's left hand, he is clearly already wearing his wedding ring. See more »

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Jack Sturgess: [after after sending the troops away so he can face his enemies] That means you too, Ben.
Ben Archer: No way. I'm staying here with you.
Jack Sturgess: You're not staying with me.
Ben Archer: But I can help.
Jack Sturgess: You can be more help by making sure the others get down okay. Now go on. Get out of here. I mean it.
[Ben starts to follow the others]
Jack Sturgess: Ben!
[Ben turns around]
Jack Sturgess: Thanks anyway. I appreciate it.
[Ben nods and walks away]
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Funny, Heartwarming, and Genuinely Sweet.
22 March 2007 | by (.: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.) – See all my reviews

As usual, I'm in the minority.

I love this movie. Chevy is so funny as the step dad to Jonathan Taylor Thomas and would-be husband to Farrah Fawcet. I loved Chevy in this. He plays characters completely off the cuff, and I found his character endearing, but what I really liked about this movie was Farrah. She still shines after all those years, in a completely engaging performance.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is perfectly precocious in his role as Fawcett's son, a boy who lost his father, and refuses to accept Chevy as an adequate substitute.

It's funny, heartwarming, and genuinely sweet.

It rates a 6.7/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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