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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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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)
Zachary Browne ...
Spencer Vrooman ...
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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  »

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$40,070,995 (USA)
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Trivia

Immediately after the copyright notice in the ending credits (at 1:36:27) the notice appears: "This motion picture was created by FOREVER GIRLS PRODUCTIONS for purposes of copyright law in the United Kingdom." Regardless, the copyright appears in the US Copyright Office registry with Registration Number / Date "PA0000736525 / 1995-03-23" and with Copyright Claimant "Walt Disney Company". 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

Jack Sturgess: [after after sending the troops away so he can face his enemies] That means you too, Ben.
Ben Archer: No way. I'm staying here with you.
Jack Sturgess: You're not staying with me.
Ben Archer: But I can help.
Jack Sturgess: You can be more help by making sure the others get down okay. Now go on. Get out of here. I mean it.
[Ben starts to follow the others]
Jack Sturgess: Ben!
[Ben turns around]
Jack Sturgess: Thanks anyway. I appreciate it.
[Ben nods and walks away]
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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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Geronimo!
24 May 2015 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Mature-acting 11-year-old Jonathan Taylor Thomas (as Ben Archer) is irked when beautiful blonde mom Farrah Fawcett (as Sandra "Sandy" Archer) hooks up with accident-prone attorney Chevy Chase (as Jack Sturges). After getting over his biological dad's desertion, young Thomas has become "Man of the House". He doesn't want to relinquish the position. "It's not just about sex," Ms. Fawcett tells Thomas, "I think it'd be a good idea for you to have an adult man around the house as a role model." Thomas doesn't agree. He intends to drive Mr. Chase out of the picture. Chase should have taken the ride...

To bond as father and son, Chase and Thomas assume Native American Indian names and join a support group. They engage in some unfunny antics. Chase's out-of-control car ride is a relative highlight. Few appear to be having fun with this inefficient production, on either side of the screen.

** Man of the House (1995-03-03) James Orr ~ Chevy Chase, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Farrah Fawcett, George Wendt


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