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25 December 2003 (USA) See more »
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This Christmas The More... The Scarier! See more »
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With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Martin ... Tom Baker

Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker

Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker

Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker

Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker

Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker

Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker

Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker

Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker

Morgan York ... Kim Baker

Forrest Landis ... Mark Baker

Blake Woodruff ... Mike Baker

Brent Kinsman ... Nigel Baker

Shane Kinsman ... Kyle Baker

Paula Marshall ... Tina Shenk

Steven Anthony Lawrence ... Dylan Shenk

Alan Ruck ... Bill Shenk

Richard Jenkins ... Shake

Holmes Osborne ... Nick Gerhard

Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Diana Philips

Rex Linn ... Coach Bricker

David Kelsey ... Assistant Coach

Dax Shepard ... Camera Crew Member

Elon Gold ... Camera Crew Member #2

Cody Linley ... Quinn

Adam Taylor Gordon ... Cooper
Julie Araskog ... Radio Talk Show Host (as Julie Kay Araskog)
Benjamin Fitch ... Reporter
Antonio Vega ... Police Officer
David Bowe ... TV Interviewer
Kevin Carey ... Reporter #2

Ossie Mair ... Cabbie

Amy Hill ... Miss Hozzie

Ted Rooney ... Principal

Joel McCrary ... Gil

Tiffany Dupont ... Beth

Shawn Levy ... Press Room Reporter
Dylan S. Shults ... Party Kid

Regis Philbin ... Himself

Kelly Ripa ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Drucker (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)

Merris Carden ... Teen Nora Baker (uncredited)

Wayne Knight ... Electrician (uncredited)

Ashton Kutcher ... Hank (uncredited)

Jared Padalecki ... Bully (uncredited)
Gary Pike ... Doctor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Shawn Levy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (novel "Cheaper by the Dozen") (as Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.) and
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (novel "Cheaper by the Dozen")

Craig Titley (screen story)

Sam Harper (screenplay) and
Joel Cohen (screenplay) &
Alec Sokolow (screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Barnathan .... producer
Dustin Bernard .... line producer
Carrie Brody .... assistant producer
Ben Myron .... producer
Ira Shuman .... co-producer
Robert Simonds .... producer
Aaron Wilder .... development executive
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Brown 
 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
 
Production Design by
Nina Ruscio 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Meehan 
 
Set Decoration by
K.C. Fox 
 
Costume Design by
Sanja Milkovic Hays 
 
Makeup Department
Jody Burton .... hair stylist
Frank Griffin .... hair stylist: Steve Martin (as Frank H. Griffin Jr.)
Frank Griffin .... makeup artist: Steve Martin (as Frank H. Griffin Jr.)
Norma Lee .... hair stylist
Richard Lipinski .... hair stylist: Bonnie Hunt
Lydia Milars .... makeup department head
Patricia Miller .... key hair stylist
Ned Neidhardt .... additional makeup artist
Douglas Noe .... key makeup artist
Karen Scales .... makeup artist: Bonnie Hunt (as Karen J. Scales)
 
Production Management
Dustin Bernard .... unit production manager
Demetra Diamantopoulos .... production supervisor
Nikki Taylor .... assistant production manager
Patrick Esposito .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard S. Lederer .... second assistant director: Chicago second unit
John Pontrelli .... second second assistant director
Brian Relyea .... second assistant director
Marty Eli Schwartz .... first assistant director
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Will Batts .... set designer
Richard Baum .... set dresser: Northern California
Matt Callahan .... buyer
Susan Chooljian .... art department coordinator
Doug Crawford .... propmaker
Shannon Curfman .... lead person (as Shannon Curfman-Dayan)
Jann K. Engel .... set designer
Neil Gahm .... propmaker
Stephanie Gilliam .... set designer
Mark Haber .... set designer
Dale Haugo .... scenic artist: Northern California
Gabriel Higgins .... property master
Allyson Hollingsworth .... art assistant
Sean House .... set dresser: Northern California
Matthew C. Kime .... assistant property master
Jim Krase .... foreman
William F. Matthews .... set designer
Jeffrey McMahon .... construction foreman
Tony Miller .... lead plaster foreman
Kris Nagle .... welder foreman
Roderick Nunnally .... paint supervisor
Steven O'Bannon .... labor foreman
Ron D. Peake .... welder gangboss
Jason Puga .... painter
Steve Roll .... propmaker
John H. Samson .... construction coordinator
David Scott .... graphic designer
Jonathan Woods .... storyboard artist
Anthony Aguilar .... propmaker (uncredited)
Michael Grover Forster .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Teresa Raschilla .... painter (uncredited)
Ilya Seperich .... additional props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
David Esparza .... sound effects editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Aaron J. Green .... post sound services
Michael Hoffman .... sound mixer: B unit
Jason Johnston .... cable person
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Steve Mann .... sound editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim McColm .... re-recording engineer
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue supervisor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
David Obermeyer .... sound mixer
Michael Payne .... sound effects editor
Thomas A. Payne .... boom operator
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Dennis Rogers .... sound recordist
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert DeVine .... special effects technician: stunt frog puppet
Franco Goss .... specialty props
David P. Kelsey .... special effects director (as David Kelsey)
John Poulter .... special effects technician
Keith Suzuki .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Chris Hopkins .... 3D artist
Heather Ignarro .... production coordinator
Ken Locsmandi .... animator/modeler
Robert Nall .... digital artist
Roger Nall .... digital effects artist: 11:11 MediaWorks
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Rich Thorne .... production executive
Tommy Tran .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Joe Childs .... utility stunts
Sophia Crawford .... utility stunts
John Dixon .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Michael Hugghins .... stunts
Gita Isak .... stunts
Brandon Molale .... stunt actor
Michael Munoz .... stunt double: kid
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Rowbie Orsatti .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunt double: Wayne Knight
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pete Asidilla .... dolly grip
Danny Barfield .... best boy grip
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Hans Bjerno .... aerial director of photography
Kirk Bloom .... second assistant camera
John Bratlien .... rigging electrician
Erik L. Brown .... first assistant camera
Henry Cantor .... electrician
Damon Doherty .... key rigging grip
Tulio Duenas .... film loader
Adam Harrison .... electrician
Jay M. Huntoon .... digital video assist operator
Peter Kuttner .... first assistant camera: Chicago
Elizabeth Miller .... second assistant camera (as Elizabeth Smith)
Juan Morse .... electrician
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... gaffer
Brian W. Nordheim .... b camera / steadicam operator
Paul Plannette .... first assistant camera
Landon Ruddel .... grip
Thomas J. Ruffner .... dolly grip
Mark Sadler .... set lighting
Ronald Schlueter .... video assist
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jorge Sánchez .... assistant camera
Sam Urdank .... still photographer
Andy Young .... best boy rigging grip
 
Casting Department
Justine Hempe .... casting associate
Sharon D. King .... extras casting: local
Terri Kinney .... extras casting
Jeff Olan .... extras casting
Tony Rasmussen .... extras casting
Bryan Riley .... casting assistant
Jacquie Schmall .... extras casting
Tim Sullivan .... extras casting
Randi Acton .... extras casting (uncredited)
Christian Kaplan .... executive in charge of casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Magnin .... costume assistant
Lawrence Quon .... set costumer
Lani Reynolds .... costumer: Bonnie Hunt
Irena Stepic .... key costumer
Don Vargas .... costumer: Steve Martin
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Alexander Garcia .... assistant editor
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
George Missor .... epk assistant editor
Mark Nakamine .... colorist (digital color correction)
Brad E. Wilhite .... first assistant editor
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Nadav Streett .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Mike Deasy .... musician
George Doering .... musician
Hilary Duff .... music crew
Mark Graham .... music librarian
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Andrew Kaiser .... composer: additional music
Kevin Kliesch .... orchestrator
Mike Nowak .... conductor
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Ceiri Torjussen .... orchestrator
Jojo Villanueva .... music coordinator
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lewis Burnett .... driver: honeywagon
Margo Hunt .... driver
Ron Kunecke .... transportation captain
William Lubin .... driver
Rhonda Martin .... transportation office coordinator
Joe Vanis .... transportation coordinator
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver
 
Other crew
Kyle Alexander .... assistant location manager
Valentina Aulisi .... assistant: Steve Martin
Paul Belenardo .... production accountant
Allan Bragg .... stand-in: Steve Martin
Carrie Brody .... assistant production coordinator
Starr Buttler .... production assistant
Tim Clark .... production secretary
Mike Crotty .... production assistant
Heather Deaton .... assistant: Robert Simonds
Diane Durant .... script supervisor
Glen Evans .... production assistant
Heidi Falconer .... publicist
Mary-Rachel Foot .... stand-in
Michael Franck .... aerial coordinator
Josh Geller .... set production assistant
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator
Rhona Gordon .... studio teacher
Seth William Hansen .... additional set production assistant
Jeffrey Harris .... assistant post-production accountant
Sue Jennings .... production coordinator
Nicki Johnson .... assistant coordinator
June Jordan .... stand-in
Greg Kappy .... assistant location manager
Mark Kelly .... production secretary
Christian Krieger .... assistant location manager
Stephen Mapel .... location manager
Gordon T. Martin .... tow generator operator
Jerie McBride .... studio teacher
Joe Morganella .... production assistant
Alexander Nicolas .... marketing
Kevin O'Neil .... production assistant
Gene A. Roepke .... assistant: Shawn Levy
Troy Rowland .... acting coach
Karen Shane .... second assistant accountant
David Simmer .... assistant: Ben Myron
B.J. Smith .... medic
Rick S. Sulier .... post-production accountant
Karla Torres .... production assistant
Ilene Waterstone .... executive assistant: Steve Martin
Paige Wilbanks .... production assistant
Marijan Zoric .... chef
Dawn Barkan .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Melinda Eichberg .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Paul Sarran .... location production assistant (uncredited)
Donna Tegan .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG for language and some thematic elements
Runtime:
98 min | Germany:94 min (DVD version)
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Trivia:
Mason Williams' musical composition, "Classical Gas", features prominently in this film. Williams was lead writer on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967), where he hired a fresh-out-of-college Steve Martin -- Martin's first big Hollywood break.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Charlie drives the red family wagon up to the house you see an Illinois license plate. On the plate all the numbers are together. Illinois plate numbers are separated.See more »
Quotes:
Charlie:Did I mention I don't like you very much?
Tom:Yeah, you mentioned that.
Charlie:Then I'm good.
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What Christmas Should BeSee more »

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31 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Dozen do it for me, 6 August 2004
Author: tqnohe from Catonsville, MD

Let's see if this film has all the necessaries of a modern film.

1) Classic title 2) Dad is an idiot 3) New script bearing no resemblance to the original. 4) Male lead cannot droll without instructions from female 5) Children are out of control 6) The man is incurably stupid 7) Mother is a wise saint 8) Father has no clue about his own home (have I covered that already??) 9) Large families result from irresponsibility

I saw and loved the original. I held no illusions that this would be nearly as good. In fact I knew it would require some updates. The world of the 1950s when the original was made and the 1920s when it was set are dramatically different.

The story is weak, the comedy is poor, the new plot is bigoted.

In the original, Clifton Webb play an efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth. In fact, Frank Gilbreth's principles are still taught in course on efficiency in industry. He was a real person. And a competent one. His son John Kenneth Gilbreth, went on to become one of the world's leading economists. To this very day.

In this one, Frank Baker (Baker's dozen ... get it? Hit me over the head with a joke why doncha?) is a small time football coach who is so inefficient that he can't get breakfast on the table and wipe up a spill at the same time. And it's hard to imagine his wanna be drop out son becoming anything but a bum.

The scene from the original where the woman from Planned Parenthood came to the door to humorous results was morphed into the yuppy neighbors, the Shenks, essentially scolding anyone who has or wants more than two kids. Tina is so obsessed with having only one that Bill is portray as sexually frustrated ... he ain't getting none lest she conceive again.

I grew up in a family of 13. While my Dad was not the modern hands on type, he was aware of where things were and how things worked. He could cook and do the laundry and get us off to school on time. And he worked hard to be able to pay for us all to go to Catholic school. He had to be efficient; every 18 months or so, Mom was squeezing out another sib.

We were well behaved. We had to be. If not, 13 children turn into the unruly mob shown in this stupid film. I knew other families like ours. From nine to fifteen kids. They were all self disciplined families. I cannot tell you how many people, my sister-in-law included, who have asked me if it was "that way in your house." People came out of this movie thinking that large families are rude and out of control.

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