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Man of the House (I) (2005)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Percy Stevens
Teresa (as Paula Garces)
Barbara 'Barb' Thompson
Professor Molly McCarthy
Ranger Riggs (as Terry Parks)
Binky Beauregard
Maggie Swanson


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.


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheer Up  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$173,209 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Hex is an actual University of Texas tradition, enacted before the annual Thanksgiving game against Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Aggies had their own pre-game tradition, the Bonfire, but after a combination of factors caused a collapse in 1999 and killed 12 students, the tradition is no longer university-sponsored, it is however, still organized by the student body and done off-campus. See more »


When the bus hits the small silver sedan, you can see several sets of skid marks on the pavement that were obviously left by previous takes or practices in exactly the same location. See more »


Roland Sharp: [yelling at the radio] Why do you find it necessary to listen to this constant *crap*?
Anne: What's the matter? You don't like vagina music?
Roland Sharp: Do you have to use that word before I've had my coffee and soymilk?
Anne: [mocking him] Vagina, vagina, *vagina*!
Teresa: [walks in room] Whose?
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »


Go Horns Go
Written by Rick Dunbar
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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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