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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)
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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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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Trivia

The bumbling, kite-flying man Sandy dates in the beginning of the film is Farrah Fawcett's real life ex, Ryan O'Neal in an unbilled cameo. See more »

Goofs

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!
Jack Sturges: [singing] Fine-thanks-how-are-you?
Chet Bronski: No no, Jack, "Heyhowaya" is the official greeting of the Minotauk.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Hit The Road Jack
Written by Percy Mayfield
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what a terrific film!
13 May 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Man of the House" is a true treasure of a film. It is one of those great Disney family comedies, that everyone enjoys. Good comedic performances from both the young Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase. George Wendt is also good. It's this type of enjoyable film that reminds you of some good times: great family films like this are becoming more and more rare and it's a shame. What a terrific film "Man of the House" is!


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