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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

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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 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Im Dutzend billiger  »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,557,647, 28 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,614,544, 6 June 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


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(DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tom Welling's film debut. See more »


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Hank Rules + Info
8 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cheaper By The Dozen is a great family fun movie. It is about a large family, (The Bakers') who have twelve children and they have to juggle their careers and being a parent. They move from their small old house to a very large house in a suburban street because the father (Martin) gets a great job opportunity that would be following his life long dream, but at the same time his wife (Hunt) also gets a great chance at her dream of being a published writer and she has to travel and be away from her kids. The comedy is very fun and exciting as the children like to plot against their eldest sister's (Perabo) boyfriend Hank (Kutcher) and his "money making face".

Hank is a very funny character and he brightens up this fun-filled comedy with his witty comments and his selfish attitude.

In the end the family realise that having money doesn't necessarily make you happier.

This movie was good and would have been even better if Hank was in it more as he brightens this light - hearted comedy.

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