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Leave It to Beaver (1997)

 -  Comedy | Family  -  22 August 1997 (USA)
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Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his... See full summary »

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Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school football team and he makes it, only to be embarrassed. The bike he gets is quickly stolen. Meanwhile Wally is trying to help his friend Eddie Haskell to get the heart of pretty classmate Karen, but Karen seems to like Wally more, and that leads to tensions between the friends. Written by Anonymous

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The Beav is back.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild language and some elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

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Beaver - O Trapalhão  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,252,450 (USA) (22 August 1997)

Gross:

$10,713,605 (USA) (10 October 1997)
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Ken Osmond, who played Eddie Haskell's father, was the original Eddie Haskell in the television show Leave It to Beaver (1957). See more »

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When Larry and Beaver are eating cookies at a café, Larry asks Beaver if he wants the cookies. Larry picks them up, but when they leave, the cookies are back on the table. See more »

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Gilbert Bates: Yo, I'm Gilbert. This summer, my parents shipped me off to camp. I caught impetigo. And when I got back, my dad had moved out. Only since then he moved back, but he's still sleepin' in my room and he's sleeping on the couch.
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They Call This 'Wholesome?'
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who grew up watching "Leave It To Beaver" on television, and now on DVD, this "upgraded" movie version is disgusting.

Out-of-touch movie critics like Porter & Martin, who have a best-selling paperback book each year of short movie reviews of anything on tape or disc, called this "wholesome" fun. In fact, they said it was so wholesome kids of today might not want to see it, meaning it was too goody-goody for them. This shows you how out-of-touch film critics can be because compared to that 1950s show, this is HARDLY a wholesome movie.

In this LITB, the young guys are all after girls and sex, use the word "suck" all the time and the story is filled with 1990s-type Hollywood portrayals and comments (Beaver was excited because he saw an R-rated movie, etc.)

Overall, it's still a kid's movie and Cameron Finley is "cute" as Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver and his parents are nice, but there are too may moral problems with this version. Stick to the TV shows, especially now that the first two seasons on DVD. Those are fantastic.


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