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Man of the House (1995)

PG  |   |  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)
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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Bob Younger, Jack's Boss
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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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$40,070,995 (USA)
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The game that Ben is playing while Jack is talking to him about the Fourth of July camping trip is the first Wing Commander game. 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: Ben, what are you doing here?
Ben Archer: I came back here to help you. What do you think?
Jack Sturgess: I don't need any help.
Ben Archer: [observing the state Jack is in] Oh, really? Then what were you planning to do when those guys found you? Lie there and pretend to be a slug?
Jack Sturgess: Exactly. Now get out of here. You're blowing my cover.
Ben Archer: [struggling to get the tree trunk off Jack's leg] You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father.
Jack Sturgess: [with a groan] I knew you were going to say that eventually.
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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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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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