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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) Poster

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When the "Cheaper by the Dozen" movies were made, neither Steve Martin nor Bonnie Hunt, who played the parents of 12 children, had ever had a child in real life. Steve Martin first became a father years later in Febuary of 2013 when his wife Anne Stringfield gave birth to his first child.
The "Oprah Winfrey" TV crew is the cast from Ashton Kutcher's show Punk'd (2003).
When Hank (Ashton Kutcher) gestures to his face ("This is the moneymaker!"), the motion he makes is the American Sign Language sign for "beautiful".
From oldest child to youngest child, the list of kids is: Nora (22), Charlie (17/18), Lorraine (14), Henry (12), Sarah (11), Jake (10), Mark (9), Jessica (7), Kim (7), Mike (6), Kyle (5), Nigel (5). In reality, Jacob Smith (Jake Baker) is 3 years older than Alyson Stoner, who plays his older sister Sarah Baker. As well, Morgan York (Kim Baker) is the same age as Alyson Stoner, and Forrest Landis, Blake Woodruff, and Liliana Mumy are all the same age when their characters are a year difference at least.
The part where the twins dump the whole entire bag of dog food wasn't in the script - the twins made it up.
Jared Padalecki was originally supposed to play Charlie Baker but was unable to do so. He was then asked to play the unnamed bully because they wanted someone who was taller than Tom Welling.
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.
Steve Martin is a huge fan of the Doctor Who (1963) series, and playing a character named "Tom Baker" is the closest he'll ever get to accomplishing the goal of so many Doctor Who fans: playing The Doctor, a character who for seven years was played by actor Tom Baker.
Based on the real life Gilbreth family. The name Gilbreth appears several times throughout the film as Kate's maiden name.
The Gilbreth family on whom the film was based had 6 boys and 6 girls. Also, they did not have any twins. All the children were single births and the father regretted this because he felt multiple births to be more efficient.
At the beginning of the movie, Kate reveals the title of her new book to be "Cheaper By The Dozen". Although this movie is loosely based on a book by that title about a real-life family, the book was written by one of the sons, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., along with his sister, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Although this film is based on that same book that inspired the 1950 film (Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)), the only element it retains from the original is the idea of there being 12 children in one family. Even the names of the characters are changed.
Mel Gibson was considered for the role of Tom Baker.
Tom Welling and Ashton Kutcher worked together in an advertising campaign when they were models and since that time have been friends.
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The movie features Tom Welling and Jared Padalecki who both starred in hit science fiction tv shows 'Smallville' and 'Supernatural' respectively.
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Chloe Greenfield unsuccessfully auditioned for the part of one of the fraternal twins.
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Forrest Landis was 9 years old at the time of the film's release just like his character, Mark Baker.
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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.
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Tom Welling's film debut.
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Charlie is bullied because he is from Kansas. In the show Smallville (2001), Tom Welling (who plays Charlie) plays a young Clark Kent, who grew up in Kansas.
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In the part where they catch the frog. A Homer Simpson lunchbox could be seen when the lunchboxs falls down.
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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.
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The kitchen in the Baker's new house is similar to the kitchen of the Camden's in 7th Heaven. A show about a pastor with 7 kids.
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Shawn Levy: the reporter who asks Tom for a quote.
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