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25 December 2003 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This Christmas The More... The Scarier! See more »
Plot:
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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Better Title: Cheaper to Make Because We Use a Dozen Commercials See more (288 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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.)
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist
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
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 .... associate producer
 
Art Department
Will Batts .... set designer
Richard Baum .... set dresser: Northern California
Daniel W. Blaha .... propmaker
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
Rina Gardener .... painter
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
Jonathan Mikita .... paint 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 .... re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Andrew DeCristofaro .... supervising sound editor
Marc Deschaine .... adr assistant
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 .... 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
Jennifer Belyea .... stunts
Allan Bragg .... stunts
Joe Childs .... stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunts
John Dixon .... stunts
Bradley Fisher .... stunts
Jimmy Graham .... stunts
Keenan Hateley .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunts
Michael Hugghins .... stunts
Gita Isak .... stunts
Sonia Izzolena .... stunts (as Sonia Jo Izzolena)
Robert Jauregui .... stunt double: Steve Martin
Brandon Molale .... stunts
Michael Munoz .... stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Rowbie Orsatti .... stunts
Donna Silverberg .... stunts
Kevin Thompson .... stunts
Clark Tucker .... stunts
Eddie Yansick .... stunts
Joe Childs .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Sophia Crawford .... utility stunts (uncredited)
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Michael Munoz .... stunt double: kid (uncredited)
Clark Tucker .... stunt double: Wayne Knight (uncredited)
 
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
Vincent Borg .... rigging electric
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
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
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 Wilhite .... first assistant editor (as Brad E. Wilhite)
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Nadav Streett .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Kyle Alexander .... assistant location manager
Greg Kappy .... assistant location manager
Christian Krieger .... assistant location manager
Stephen Mapel .... location manager
Paul Sarran .... location 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
Marni Sanders .... copyist
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Ceiri Torjussen .... orchestrator
Jojo Villanueva .... music coordinator
Terry Wilson .... music editor
Danielle Diego .... music executive (uncredited)
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lewis Burnett .... driver: honeywagon
Ron Kunecke .... transportation captain
William Lubin .... driver
Rhonda Martin .... transportation office coordinator
Margo Hunt McKay .... driver (as Margo Hunt)
Joe Vanis .... transportation coordinator
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver
 
Other crew
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
Mark Kelly .... production secretary
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)
Donna Tegan .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for language and some thematic elements
Runtime:
98 min | Germany:94 min (DVD version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Steven Anthony Lawrence (Dylan Shenk) starred in the television series and movie Even Stevens as a character named Beans who frequently disturbed the Stevens family. Coincidentally, Beans is the name of the Baker family frog in Cheaper by the Dozen.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When Tom and Dylan are hanging from the chandelier, there is a shot of the top of the chandelier breaking from the ceiling, then there is a cut to Tom. If you watch this in slow-motion, a crewman holding a boom microphone is visible on the floor below.See more »
Quotes:
Tom:She says she will help us out if they can stay in the same room.
Kate:No. No way. No, she knows the rules.
[Talking to the kids]
Kate:She wants to have her own room when she's here isn't that sweet,
[to Tom]
Kate:no.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: 'O Fortuna' from Carmina BuranaSee more »

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Better Title: Cheaper to Make Because We Use a Dozen Commercials, 19 January 2004
Author: Movie Review from United States

In this G-d awful film (note: to enjoy this film a legal adult must either be brain-dead or intoxicated to the point of alcohol-induced blood poisoning), former humorist Steve Martin (he's not the least bit funny) plays a dad of 12 kids that do not look remotely like one another. Nor do any of them look like either of their space-alien parents. Dad gets his "dream job" as head football coach of his alma-mater and moves from your average farmhouse in Wisconsin (located somewhere in Canada) into a multi-million dollar mansion of a Chicago (also in Canada) suburb in a parallel universe. On this planet neighbor children don't look remotely like their parents either so it must be normal to mate with gorillas, donkeys, and farm animals in general. The everyday life shown to those duped into paying to watch this rubbish is shown. Such enormously "funny" lines as (paraphrasing): "I just Turtle-waxed my Chrysler LeBaron MXV Convertible", "Can you pass me the Kellogg's Special K cereal?", the Bekins moving van, "I don't have enough Kodak film for my Canon LRBB 35-mm camera" and so forth wanted to make me puke. Instead, I puked into the popcorn of the couple sitting next to me. But the absolute best part of this waste of Kodak XCVUYMX Wide-Screen Type R movie film are the two cameo appearances of the Motorola RSX boom microphone. Apparently the editors missed that part. Perhaps they were too busy counting their money from all the hundreds of product sponsors of this film to notice? For absolutely everyone on this planet - there is hope that we too could do, at a bare minimum, a better job of acting as well as writing than this bunch.

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