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Man of the House (2005)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy | 25 February 2005 (USA)
A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

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Percy Stevens (as Cedric The Entertainer)
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Teresa (as Paula Garces)
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Barb
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Professor Molly McCarthy
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Ranger Riggs (as Terry Parks)
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Binky
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Emma (as Shannon Marie Woodward)
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Maggie Swanson
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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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Action | Comedy

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

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25 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Cheer Up  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$19,118,247 (USA) (1 April 2005)
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A scene shown in the trailer, but deleted from the final film, reveals that Anne and Teresa escaped (to go out for the night) by crawling through the massive air conditioning unit that was installed on the house. See more »

Goofs

When Roland and Heather are talking and the newspaper is on the table with the story about Roland's partner being wounded, Heather's hair goes from neat and combed to unkempt in successive shots. See more »

Quotes

Heather: [Barb is playing with her breasts in front of a mirror in an interrogation room] That is a two-way mirror, girl. People are watching you!
Barb: I know!
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Formulaic, saved by Jones, Cedric
25 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones, one of my favorites, is type-cast as a Texas Ranger. Cedric is a minister with a criminal past, and the girls are just short of interchangeable bimbos. Anne Archer is thrown in to be a love interest for Tommy and does very little except smile sexily at the camera (which she does well... I also love Anne Archer). The storyline is very predictable, with few surprises. So why did I vote it 7/10? It's a comedy, the writing does rise here and there out of cliché, and the stars - Jones, in particular - have perfect timing. I watched the entire movie, laughed periodically (many's the recent comedy that gets no laughs), and, as one must, didn't take it too seriously. 99% of the pyrotechnics occur in the first ten minutes, and after that it's up to TLJ and the cast to keep it moving and, somehow, they do. With less interesting stars to work the lines this movie could easily drop to below 5...


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