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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Sturgess (Squatting Dog)
Sandy Archer
Chet Bronski (Chief Running Horse)
David Shiner ...
Lloyd Small (Silent Thunder)
Red Sweeney (Silver Fox)
Joey Renda, Frank's Son
Richard Foronjy ...
Murray, Renda Goon
Tony, Renda Goon
Chief Leonard George ...
Leonard Red Crow
George Greif ...
Frank James Renda
Christopher Miranda ...
Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
Zachary Browne ...
Spencer Vrooman ...


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.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Man 2 Man  »

Box Office


$40,070,995 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Shot during Jonathan Taylor Thomas summer hiatus from 'Home Improvement'. See more »


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 »


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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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 »


References The Lion King (1994) See more »


Written by Marc Ferrari and Peter Ajemian
Performed by The Children
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Goey Rating: GFF (Great Family Film)
26 July 2005 | by (Midwest, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for families to watch together. This is a story about a boy who is trying to stop h is mom form being with her new boyfriend. Of course nothing is ever easy and things never go as planned. To add to everything the new boyfriend has a dark secret. One that he doesn't want the boy or his mother to know. When the secret does get out everything blows up and the story gets very interesting. Jonathan Taylor Thomas does a great job playing a kid who whats to keep things with just himself and his mother. I was really impressed with this movie and was really entertained by it. It is definitely worth watching.

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