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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)  »

Also Known As:

Cheer Up  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,917,251 (USA) (27 February 2005)

Gross:

$19,699,706 (USA) (7 April 2005)
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While filming a chase scene, a bus ended up rolling over a camera and crushing it. See more »

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When the bus turns over at the border you can see the smoke from the explosive cannon they use to flip the bus. See more »

Quotes

Roland Sharp: I cannot hear myself think!
[turns off music]
Evie: Okay, as we involuntarily enter into this enforced period of silence, can I ask if there's any medication you forgot to take... or some I might recommend you should try?
Barb: Yes, like take a...
All Girls: CHILL PILL!
Roland Sharp: I only need one witness!
Barb: Get. Out!
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References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) See more »

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Texas Fight
Written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt, James E. King and Burnett "Blondie" Pharr
Arranged by Vincent R. DiNino, Glenn A. Richter and Tom C. Rhodes
Performed by The University of Texas Longhorn Band
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Tommy Lee Jones - a treat for the Mature Woman!
26 February 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Ridiculous premise? Absolutely.

Predictable plot line? Unfortunately.

But I'll tell you what, when I saw this movie, the solidly-packed audience found it quite hilarious, and so did I. Of course, the Austin setting was a plus for me, and it was the first movie filmed around UT that was allowed to use the name and logos. It was fun to see local landmarks including Buffalo Billiards, Threadgill's, the campus and the Governor's mansion, but how could Tommy Lee Jones go to Threadgill's and leave without eating one deep-fried dill pickle??

I made a unofficial poll of the women that I know who are over 40 years of age, and every single one said , " I LOVE Tommy Lee Jones!" If that is part of his demographic, this movie should do really well, with TLJ delivering zingers in that cowboy voice, admitting to his 55+ years, and keeping his smiles for the womanly Anne Archer while wrangling the herd of young cheerleaders.

The supporting cast was also fun to watch - just remember this is not a film - it's a MOVIE!


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