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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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Cast

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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)
Zachary Browne ...
Spencer Vrooman ...
Darryl Small
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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

Shot during Jonathan Taylor Thomas summer hiatus from 'Home Improvement'. 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: [as the bad guys are trying to figure out the best way to kill Ben and Jack] If you were really clever, you'd wrap us in wet rawhide, and when it dried it would shrink and squeeze organs through our orifices like a tube of toothpaste.
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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 »

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Referenced in Deformed Monsters (1997) See more »

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Choke
Written by Marc Ferrari and Peter Ajemian
Performed by The Children
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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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