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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  »

Filming Locations:


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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Aspect Ratio:

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 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 »


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 (1992) See more »


Go Horns Go
Written by Rick Dunbar
Arranged by Benjamin Finley
Performed by The University of Texas Longhorn Band
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So Sue Me
29 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, it wasn't Oscar material. It wasn't even comedic genius. But it will make you smile and laugh and you will be entertained.

Tommy Lee Jones turns in his customary performance as a blunt, laconic albeit lovable curmudgeon. The plot is predictable, but then this isn't a Shakespearean tragedy, so how involved is it supposed to be? The girls are cute, little, perky provide enough eye candy to send you into diabetic shock. Of course, I could have done without the Texas Longhorn connection being a USC graduate and all. But that aside, I smiled, and I laughed, and when it was over, I felt good.

So sue me.

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