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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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Eddie Zane
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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,917,251, 27 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,699,706, 7 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,577,624, 18 September 2005
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Teresa's unseen boyfriend is named Antonio. In real life Paula Garcés, who plays Teresa, is married to a man named Antonio Hernandez. See more »

Goofs

When the score of the game is shown, it says Texas 14 Arkansas 0. Arkansas won the game 38-28 and were never behind 14-0. The only Texas lead was 7-0 after their first possession. See more »

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Teresa: [advising Roland] Remember, a woman is like a horse. She likes to know that the guy on the saddle has a tight grip on the reins.
Heather: [frowns] Excuse me, a woman is not a horse.
[to Roland:]
Heather: Just be yourself.
Anne: [smiling] I'm not so sure that being himself is going in the right direction.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Go Horns Go
Written by Rick Dunbar
Arranged by Benjamin Finley
Performed by The University of Texas Longhorn Band
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If You Liked Miss Congeniality, Then You Will Like This, Too.
1 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Man Of The House is about a Texas Ranger named Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) who is hunting down potential witnesses and leads to testify against a mob boss. While on the verge of capturing a potential lead, his partner is shot and he loses his witness. Everything is up in the air and no one knows which way to go when, luckily, five cheerleaders witness the execution of the man Sharp was trying to capture, who is named Morgan Ball (Curtis Armstrong - Who would have thought he would still be making movies long after his most successful stint as Booger has long been dead). After the girls decide to do the right thing, and tell the police, they are held in protective custody until they can capture the criminal who would surely be looking for them. They decide that Sharp will look after them personally and live in the same house as long as needed. This is where the comedy really begins.

The movie is meant to be a comedy, and I think Tommy Lee Jones did an excellent job with it, as well as Cedric The Entertainer. The movie opens like a typical action movie and then goes with the comedy all the way until the end, when it reverts back to that one big action sequence to end it all.

Jones and Cedric made the movie as good as it was. The cheerleaders were simply eye candy, which is just fine by me. My favorite being Barb (Kelli Garner). Jones comes off a little too old when he refuses to let the girls run around the house in the usual skimpy teen attire we all see nowadays, but that is just to show his character. You still get to see plenty of the girls, which is probably as much an attraction as Jones and Cedric.

This movie is a little hard to review for some reason but like I said in the title, if you liked the movie Miss Congeniality, then you will most likely enjoy this one, too. They are cut of the same cloth, so to speak. If you did not like Miss Congeniality, then you probably will not like this either. I guess that is the best way to put it. I enjoyed it for what it was. 7.5/10


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