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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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Jack Sturgess (Squatting Dog)
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Sandy Archer
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Chet Bronski (Chief Running Horse)
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Lloyd Small (Silent Thunder)
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Red Sweeney (Silver Fox)
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Joey Renda, Frank's Son
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Murray, Renda Goon
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Leonard Red Crow
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Frank James Renda
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Bob Younger, Jack's Boss
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Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
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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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$40,070,995 (USA)
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There were plans to do a sequel which never materialized. 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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Chet Bronski: [singing] Heyhowaya, Ben! Heyhowaya, Jack!
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One of my favorite movies
3 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. It's been a favorite of mine since I was a little kid, and I love it to this day. Jonathan Taylor Thomas is hysterical as Ben, Chevy Chase truly embodies Jack, and Farrah Fawcett is great as Sandy. I love the Indian Guides characters; the kids and their fathers have great chemistry. For anyone who doesn't like this movie, I have to wonder if you were watching the same one I was.

If you're ever looking for a funny, heartfelt family comedy, then this movie is definitely for you. I highly recommend it to everyone.

P.S. I actually learned the rain dance. What does that tell you (apart from me being slightly obsessed)?


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