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Man of the House (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 March 1995 (USA)
A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect, while disgruntled relatives of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

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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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Christopher Miranda ...
Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
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Spencer Vrooman ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Man 2 Man  »

Box Office

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$40,070,995 (USA)
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Trivia

George Wendt's son in the movie is named Norman or "Norm." George Wendt is famous for playing Norm on the television series "Cheers." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ben Archer: [Ben has to choose an Indian name for Jack] How about... Squatting Dog?
Jack Sturgess: [Jack gives him a surprised look] Squatting Dog? That's the best you could come up with?
Ben Archer: I had a dog once who had a terrible case of the squirts. He was my best friend in the whole world.
Jack Sturgess: Didn't you have any other pets?
Ben Archer: I had a squirrel named Numb Nuts.
Jack Sturgess: [sighs] I think I'll take... Squatting Dog.
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Crazy Credits

No bees were harmed during the making of this film. All bee action was supervised by Dr. Norman E. Gary, entomologist. See more »

Connections

Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 1 July 1996 (1996) See more »

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Title Theme
Composed by Mark Mancina
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Chevy Chase h'd already best days
24 March 2017 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Chevy Chase is terrific in 70' & 80' but loose quickly your hand in comedy like that,a little unfunny jokes here a gag there...anyway isn't the same. This a kind moralistic comedy co-starring the beauty Farrah Fawcett that lost your touch too,so this kind of Disney movie don't add nothing to the careers of those great actors.....unfortunately!!


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