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Man of the House (I) (2005)

 -  Action | Comedy  -  25 February 2005 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

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Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women. Written by Anonymous

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Protecting witnesses is a challenge. Living with them is impossible.

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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference | See all certifications »

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Cheer Up  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,633 (South Africa) (8 July 2005)

Gross:

$173,209 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)
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The Austin GameBreakers of the North American Football League provided the players and Coaches for the roles of the Texas Longhorns and for the Arkansas Razorbacks in the movie. See more »

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Towards the end of the movie when Sharp is handcuffed to the steering wheel, Heather is seen removing her bobby pin twice. See more »

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Roland Sharp: Furthermore, I'd appreciate it if you'd cover yourselves in our presence. I realize how very proud you are... of your tattoos, piercings, and other body modifications. However, my colleagues and I do not need to see these! Are there any questions?
Teresa: I have one. Are you always such a dick?
Roland Sharp: Yes!
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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Willie Nelson
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Surprisingly funny
24 July 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones delivers the goods in MAN OF THE HOUSE as a cynical, world-weary Texas Ranger who is forced to play mother hen to a bunch of squealing, spoiled cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder. The girls are essentially interchangeable, but what works here is Jones' terrific comic timing as an older, divorced dad having to deal with five annoying college cuties. We know who the killer is early on, and it is to be expected he will try to hunt down the witnesses. What's fun here is watching the stalwart and very uptight Jones trying to keep the girls' lacy unmentionables out of his bathroom -- and trying to keep the girls clothed at all. There is a truly funny bit where he negotiates with them about how much to cover up. There's also a tired subplot about Jones' falling for one of their teachers, played by the delectable and age-appropriate Anne Archer, but it's harmless enough. Cedric the Entertainer has a couple of funny moments as a criminal-turned minister. A former cheerleader himself (!) he ends up in a dance-off with the girls. There's a mild amount of T&A, and some frank talk about one of the girls' need to have frequent sex with her boyfriend. Don't be surprised to learn that the horniest one happens to be the Mexican Spitfire of the group. Or that the captain of the team is the lone African American. Or that the dumbest one is a blonde. Stereotypes die hard. But still, all in all, this is a damned funny film with a satisfying showdown. And the Texas tough man with a tender heart rides tall in the saddle once again.


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