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Leave It to Beaver (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 22 August 1997 (USA)
The 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... See full summary »

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Wallace 'Wally' Cleaver
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Larry Mondello (as E.J. De La Pena)
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Clarence 'Lumpy' Rutherford
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Gilbert Bates (as Louis Braga)
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The 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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22 August 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beaver - O Trapalhão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,252,450 (USA) (24 August 1997)

Gross:

$10,713,605 (USA) (12 October 1997)
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Trivia

The original trailer shows the 1990 Universal logo, but the movie opens with the 1997 logo. See more »

Goofs

When Beaver bring's the coach's play in and out of the huddle at the football game, his helmet chinstrap goes from buckled to unbuckled and buckled again on the close up and wide shots. See more »

Quotes

Miss Landers: I am very pleased with the results of the astronomy test. Although, there's still some confusion about Pluto. While its planetary classification is still uncertain, it is definitely not Mickey's dog.
Larry Mondello: Rats!
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Connections

Featured in The Nostalgia Chick: The Addams Family (2013) See more »

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Outta My Mind
Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl)
Performed by Flight 19
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Dull and directionless
23 May 2000 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is a rather unfocused movie that actually has less depth than the sitcom it's based on. For the kid who played the Beav, it seemed like they wanted all the cuteness and none of the character. The story kept throwing random bits and pieces around, mostly cliches, without tying them together except in the most superficial ways. Scenes that should have been comedic were played by the numbers. The performances were all stiff and lifeless, with the possible exception of the Beaver. There wasn't a trace of chemistry in the entire movie. Ward was presented in a very disjointed manner. June was completely irrelevant, as if the shallow well of the writers' ideas had run dry by the time they got to her. Eddie seemed all wrong. He should have been a Harry Flashman-like character, but in some scenes he came across as either a shy, nervous kid, or even as one of the Good Guys. The "villains" of the movie were only intermittently relevant to the story, and some of that seemed overly artificial and manufactured.

All in all, a dull, lifeless movie.


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