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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

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 14, 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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Growing pains? They've got twelve of them! See more »

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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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$27,557,647 (USA) (26 December 2003)

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$138,614,544 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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Trivia

Forrest Landis was 9 years old at the time of the film's release just like his character, Mark Baker. See more »

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After the kids vote to move, Tom is lying on the bed reading them out to Kate. There are 14 votes and only 11 of the kids voted. However, it is likely that Nora, Tom and Kate also voted. See more »

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Mark: Have you seen Beans dad?
Tom: Sorry, Charlie, er, Nigel, Kyle.
Mark: It's Mark.
Tom: I knew that.
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not a remake
2 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is not a remake and it is not based on the book by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Carey. The only similarity is the number of children. That is my main objection. I loved the book and the movie with Clifton Webb. I was looking forward to a new version of the real story. I was very disappointed that the entire story was changed. This movie was not based on the book any more than The Sound of Music was based on the story of the Jackson family.

They could have added one more child ( a baby girl) and called it "Bakers Dozen" and not said it was based on the book because it absolutely was not.

I don't care for movies about smart mouth kids who can't behave.


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