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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
George Greif ...
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

Return To Innocence
Written by Michael Cretu
Performed by Enigma
Courtesy of Virgin Schallplatten GmbH/Charisma Records America, Inc.
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Simple, moralistic, but well transferred into images
21 February 1999 | by (Rochester, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

The pictures in this movie are clear, the characters are well stated, so the things that must be wrong is the script. But I guess it's ok to watch if you've nothing else to do at all...


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