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Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Family | TV Movie 13 May 1995
Junior Healy is back as a preteen, and he falls in love with a girl from school.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Chapman ...
Scoutmaster Phlim
Carolyn Lowery ...
Murph / Bertha (as Eric 'Sparky' Edwards)
Jennifer Ogletree ...
Big Ben
Miss Hicks
Mr. Burtis (as Bruce Morrow)


Michael Oliver has grown up and moved on. Chapter 3 of the Problem Child trilogy features pre-teened Junior in love with a classmate that won't even notice him, but does notice three other boys who are rivals to Junior. This means war! Junior trashes the three boys, along with Big Ben, and even gives Dr. Peabody a taste of his own medicine at the dentist office where Peabody attempted to give Junior braces and as usual, Ben is oblivious to his son's madcap tomfooleries. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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13 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Problem Child 3  »

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Did You Know?


The only actor to appear in all three films and the short-lived cartoon series was Gilbert Gottfried. Jack Warden appeared in all three films, but not the cartoon. See more »


When Phlim is holding up Ben against the car the boom mic is reflecting in the car window. See more »


Junior Healy: High Ho Silver!
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Follows Problem Child 2 (1991) See more »

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Not the same without John Ritter
15 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Let me guess, John Ritter was not available or did not want to do the part anymore, so someone searched for another actor to play Ben Healey and William Katt was as close as it got. Sorry, but without John Ritter, the film, albeit a television film, is simply NOT the same. Also, Michael Oliver was at the point of growing up (let's see, by calculations, he was about 11 or 12 when this installment was released) and the television biggies had to hire someone close to Master Oliver's character and presence). William Katt played Ben Healey, John Ritter WAS Ben Healey. Problem Child 3 does not have much in the way of substance.

While I cannot sing the praises of the first two installments, Problem Child and Problem Child 2 will be another great way to remember Mr. Ritter's great art of comedic timing.

I miss you, Mr. Ritter. You left this world too soon.

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