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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,917,251 (USA) (25 February 2005)

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$173,209 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)
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Quentin Tarantino paid a visit to the set during filming at the stadium at the University of Texas. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Roland Sharp: [struts through the church door] Well, if it ain't Martin Luther Vandross.
Percy Stevens: Uh, why don't you all take a break. Everybody go ahead, real quick. This man's probably got a lot of sins he needs to confess. Probably may have to exorcise him.
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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Dancing Queen
Written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson
Performed by ABBA
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. (UK)
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Funny Movie
26 February 2005 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Except for a disconcerting bit of excessive violence towards the beginning of this type of teen comedy movie, The Man of the House handles with delicacy the balance between an older man in the same house with a bunch of female teenagers. The generational gulf is well played and the level of emotional maturity actually creeps upwards a notch in this above average female teen comedy along with Tommy Lee Jones as the straight man. An entertaining, somewhat even tense, perhaps a tad unbalanced comedy, it provided both solid humor, the expected growing up is hard to do, and pushing the envelope of teen comedy in a qualitative positive way. Eight out of Ten Stars.


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