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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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Leave It to Beaver  »

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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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After Brian Levant, Richard Correll and Tony Dow were turned down as possible directors by the studio, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers declined to appear in cameo roles. 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 »

Quotes

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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5 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After hearing that Erik Von Detten was in this movie when he was younger... I was very curious to see it. Once the movie started, I could tell it was sort of a satire... which is totally cool and fun to watch. Beaver is a very charming character and Wally would be the perfect child if he acted the same in today's society.

This movie had my attention the whole way through. It was totally cute, and had a lot of references that little kids may not "get" ... Erika Christiansen is in this movie too and she looked way different back then. I think they did a good job in this movie trying to portray the way children think and act and perceive the world. Although the mother is portrayed a bit like a Stepford Wife, it isn't that big of a distraction. You really begin to feel for the characters in this movie even though there hasn't been a whole lot of character development.


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