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With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

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The Bakers, a family of 12, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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25 December 2003 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$752,096 (France) (16 April 2004)

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$138,614,544 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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After the meat soaking scene, Steve Martin's character (Tom Baker) says, "Where did they come up with soaking his underwear in meat?" Actually, the idea of the kids soaking Hank's underwear in meat was Steve Martin's idea. See more »

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The first time the team meets Tom's kids, there are 2 different players wearing #62 and both are black. Moments later, when the team is outside practicing, you again see a player wearing #62 but now it's a white guy. See more »

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Disasters by the dozen
9 May 2004 | by (Tustin, CA) – See all my reviews

As a child, I read and loved the book, "Cheaper by the dozen", so I rented the movie expecting an on-screen adaptation of the book. I think the only similarities are the title, and the fact that they have 12 kids. The movie does the book a huge injustice.

Expectations aside, the movie had some plot holes, but I would have appreciated this kind of film if I was a parent looking for a family film. It reminded me of the old Disney classics my family rented when I was growing up. I'm sure that kids would love the mess and destruction that seemed to be the focal point of the movie. They tried to cram too many sub-plots into it when they could have focused strictly on the family dynamics and had a great movie.

I'm just glad I rented it and didn't spend $$ at the theater.


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