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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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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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25 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Cheer Up  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$173,209 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)
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No one involved with the film could think of an appropriate ending until director Stephen Herek came up with one months after the rest of the movie was shot. See more »

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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

Roland Sharp: [to the pizza guy through the window] Set the pizza on the porch, take two steps back, put your hands behind your head!
Pizza Delivery Guy: [Sharp comes outside, begins to frisk the pizza guy] Uhh... what's the problem dude?
Roland Sharp: If that pizza's warm, there won't be a problem.
[pays the guy]
Pizza Delivery Guy: [notices the girls inside] Dude, do you live here with all these girls?
Roland Sharp: Temporarily.
Pizza Delivery Guy: Dude, you're my new hero.
Roland Sharp: Imagine what that means to me.
[shuts the door]
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Who Invited You
Written by Maya Ford, Allison Robertson, Brett Anderson and Torry Castellano (as Torrance Castellano)
Performed by The Donnas
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Surprisingly funny
24 July 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Tommy Lee Jones delivers the goods in MAN OF THE HOUSE as a cynical, world-weary Texas Ranger who is forced to play mother hen to a bunch of squealing, spoiled cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder. The girls are essentially interchangeable, but what works here is Jones' terrific comic timing as an older, divorced dad having to deal with five annoying college cuties. We know who the killer is early on, and it is to be expected he will try to hunt down the witnesses. What's fun here is watching the stalwart and very uptight Jones trying to keep the girls' lacy unmentionables out of his bathroom -- and trying to keep the girls clothed at all. There is a truly funny bit where he negotiates with them about how much to cover up. There's also a tired subplot about Jones' falling for one of their teachers, played by the delectable and age-appropriate Anne Archer, but it's harmless enough. Cedric the Entertainer has a couple of funny moments as a criminal-turned minister. A former cheerleader himself (!) he ends up in a dance-off with the girls. There's a mild amount of T&A, and some frank talk about one of the girls' need to have frequent sex with her boyfriend. Don't be surprised to learn that the horniest one happens to be the Mexican Spitfire of the group. Or that the captain of the team is the lone African American. Or that the dumbest one is a blonde. Stereotypes die hard. But still, all in all, this is a damned funny film with a satisfying showdown. And the Texas tough man with a tender heart rides tall in the saddle once again.


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