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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- America's favorite movie family returns in Cheaper By The Dozen 2. Only this time, they're going toe-to-toe against another clan in the ultimate inter-family battle.
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- Clip: Log roll
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as heads of the Baker family who, while on vacation, find themselves in competition with a rival family of eight children, headed by Eugene Levy
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 -- Clip: Spring break

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Writers (WGA):
Sam Harper (written by)
Craig Titley (characters)
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21 December 2005 (USA) See more »
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This Christmas, you better watch out! See more »
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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children. | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Bland and Harmless Sequel See more (128 total) »

Cast

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Steve Martin ... Tom Baker

Eugene Levy ... Jimmy Murtaugh

Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker

Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker

Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker-McNulty

Carmen Electra ... Sarina Murtaugh

Jaime King ... Anne Murtaugh

Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker

Taylor Lautner ... Eliot Murtaugh

Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker

Jonathan Bennett ... Bud McNulty

Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker

Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker

Morgan York ... Kim Baker

Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker

Forrest Landis ... Mark Baker

Brent Kinsman ... Nigel Baker

Shane Kinsman ... Kyle Baker

Blake Woodruff ... Mike Baker

Alexander Conti ... Kenneth Murtaugh

Melanie Tonello ... Becky Murtaugh

Robbie Amell ... Daniel Murtaugh
Courtney Fitzpatrick ... Lisa Murtaugh
Madison Fitzpatrick ... Robin Murtaugh

Shawn Roberts ... Calvin Murtaugh
William Copeland ... The Commodore

Peter Keleghan ... Mike Romanow
Sam Kalilieh ... Doctor

Damon Runyan ... Tennis Pro
Graham Losee ... Theatre Usher
Seth Howard ... Clam Bake Server

Matthew Knight ... Theatre Kid
Lee MacDougall ... Doobner Dad
Jenny Parsons ... Doobner Mom
Dylan Rosenthal ... Doobner Older Son

Haylee Wanstall ... Doobner Daughter

Ely Henry ... Doobner Younger Son

Tre Smith ... Security Guard

Adam Shankman ... Clam Bake Chef

Shawn Levy ... Hospital Intern
Enid Rose ... Announcer at Graduation
Kristen Dulmage ... Clam Bake Piano Player

Ben Falcone ... Theatre Patron

Kelly Keaton ... Theatre Patron
Phillip Brock ... Theatre Patron (as Phillip Brock)

Juliette Goglia ... Theatre Patron

Sara Van Horn ... Theatre Patron

Nancy Daly ... Theatre Patron

Kathryn Joosten ... Theatre Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Resmine Atis ... Theatre Patron (uncredited)
Michael Comrie ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jonathan Flanigan ... EMT (uncredited)

Talia Russo ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Michael Sercerchi ... Canoe Operator (uncredited)

Directed by
Adam Shankman 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Sam Harper (written by)

Craig Titley (characters)

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (novel "Cheaper by the Dozen") (as Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.) and
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (novel "Cheaper by the Dozen")

Produced by
Jennifer Gibgot .... executive producer
Garrett Grant .... executive producer
Shawn Levy .... producer
Ben Myron .... producer
Adam Shankman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Debney 
 
Cinematography by
Peter James 
 
Film Editing by
Matthew Cassel 
Christopher Greenbury 
 
Casting by
Monica Swann 
 
Production Design by
Cary White 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Grundy 
 
Set Decoration by
Drew Pierce 
 
Costume Design by
Joseph G. Aulisi 
 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... assistant hair stylist
Alessondra Bastianoni .... second assistant makeup
Joseph A. Campayno .... hair stylist: Mr. Martin
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: Mr. Martin
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... key hair stylist
Dan Crawley .... special makeup lab technician
Susan Exton-Stranks .... second assistant hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Vance Hartwell .... special makeup effects artist
Timothy Huizing .... specialty props
Rita Pacitto .... second assistant hair stylist
Christopher Pizzarelli .... key makeup artist
Dorota Zajac .... first assistant makeup artist
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Whitney Brown .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bob Brown .... second unit director
G. Michael Currie .... assistant director
Raymond J. Duff .... third assistant director: second unit
Felix Gray .... first assistant director: second unit
Richard S. Lederer .... assistant director: Chicago aerial unit
Katrina Lee .... third assistant director
Francesca Palozzi .... trainee assistant director
Neesha Patki .... third assistant director
Kristie Sills .... second assistant director
Daniel Silverberg .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Darleen Abbott .... construction accountant
Pierre Bonhomme .... art department apprentice
Denniston Karl Brown .... on-set decorator
Bob Clause .... carpenter
Peter Constantinides .... carpenter
Normand Cornut .... carpenter
Jason Ham .... carpenter
Rob Knoop .... paint assistant
Stephen Levitt .... property master
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
John Moran .... assistant art director
Friday Myers .... set decoration buyer
Robert S. Smith .... on-set carpenter
Richard M. Snider .... key greens
Andrew Yurkiv .... carpenter
Kathleen Jenkins-Gray .... key greensperson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... re-recording mixer
James Bolt .... re-recording mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Smokey Cloud .... sound
Blake R. Cornett .... assistant sound editor
Susan Dawes .... dialogue editor
Glen Gauthier .... production sound mixer
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Warren Hendriks .... first assistant sound editor
Mildred Iatrou .... adr supervisor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
R.J. Kizer .... adr editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Helen Luttrell .... dialogue editor
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Steve F. Price .... foley editor
Erin Michael Rettig .... sound engineer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer (as Charleen Richards-Steves)
Dennis Rogers .... sound recordist
William Stein .... re-recording engineer
Steve Switzer .... boom operator
David Wolowic .... assistant sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rocco Larizza .... special effects key
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Wayne Billheimer .... visual effects producer
Samuel M. Dabbs .... dustbuster
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Adam Howard .... Sabre artist: ILM
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Nicholas Kim .... title designer
Lori C. Miller .... art director
Erin D. O'Connor .... visual effects coordinator
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital art director (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... digital sky replacement
Dorothy Snook .... digital artist
Alex Tropiec Jr. .... Inferno artist: ILM
Ronnie E. Williams Jr. .... digital compositor
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Michael Rich .... assistant digital effects artist: ILM (uncredited)
Misty Segura-Bowers .... digital compositor: ILM (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Taryn Ash .... stunts
Leigh Bianco .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunt coordinator
Brad Bunn .... stunt safety
Brad Bunn .... stunts
Kristyn Butcher .... stunt performer
Scott Alan Cook .... stunt double
Scott Alan Cook .... utility stunts (as Scotty Cook)
Shelley Cook .... stunt coordinator
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz .... stunt driving double
Blair Johannes .... stunts
Liise Keeling .... stunt double
Joanne Leach .... stunts
Tom Lowell .... stunt driver
John MacDonald .... stunts
Patrick Mark .... stunt double: Eugene Levy
Christopher McGuire .... stunts
Darren McGuire .... stunt double
Layton Morrison .... stunt rigger
Billy Oliver .... stunts
Shawn C. Orr .... stunt performer
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunt performer
Robert Racki .... stunts
Shayna Segal .... stunt double
Robert C. Shannon .... boat stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety supervisor
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt performer
Bryan Thomas .... marine safety double
Jennifer Vey .... stunt double: Carmen Electra
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Beauchamp .... second assistant camera
Nika Belianina .... electrician (as Veronika Belianina)
Hans Bjerno .... aerial director of photography
David Breeze .... gaffer
Craig Campbell .... grip
Christopher Dean .... key grip
William Engel .... grip
Michael Hall .... additional camera operator
John B. Harper .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as John Harper)
Mike Harwood .... generator operator
Jim Holmes .... best boy grip
Mark Hryma .... aerial director of photography
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Mark Hryma .... camera operator: aerial unit
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter McCaffrey .... camera operator
Joseph Micomonaco .... first assistant camera
Erin Palmer .... shooting electric
Erin Palmer .... shooting grip: second unit
Brent Robinson .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Ronald Schlueter .... video assist
Ron Schroeder .... daily rigging grip
Peter Stranks .... gallery photographer
Peter Stranks .... still photographer: art department
Peter Stranks .... unit still photographer
Paul Thompson .... video assist: second unit
Dave Tommasini .... pilot: Wescam camera
Ian C. Harris .... daily electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lisa Baylin .... casting assistant
Johnny Gidcomb .... adr casting
Bridgette Glover .... casting associate (as Bridgette Glover White)
Michael Hothorn .... casting executive
Jason James .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Sharon D. King .... extras casting: local
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Valentina Aulisi .... costumer
Natalie Bronfman .... assistant costume designer
Gayle Franklin .... costume set supervisor: second unit
Gayle Franklin .... set costume assistant
Gaye Gardiner .... key textile artist
Gabe Gerber .... costume assistant
Denverly Grant .... wardrobe assistant
Susan Nycz .... costume truck supervisor
Linda Petty .... costume supervisor
Kimberly Memory Stanley .... assistant costume designer
Alexa M. Stone .... assistant costume designer: Los Angeles
Don Vargas .... costumer: Mr. Martin
Danielle Wait .... costumer
Gaynor Walterhouse .... costumer: Ms. Hunt
 
Editorial Department
George Chavez .... co-color timer
Paul Covington .... assistant editor
Andrew Greenbury .... post-production assistant
Emma E. Hickox .... additional editor
Ursula Mazurkiewicz .... second assistant editor
Chris Regan .... color timer
John Scheer .... digital on-line editor
Lisa Shaw Phillips .... first assistant editor
Dawn M. Stoliar .... first assistant editor: avid
Kathy Thomson .... digital colorist
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Lonnie A. Mathes .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Raul Esparza III .... location scout
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Nik Mills .... location assistant
Jeffery Pong .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Wolfgang Amadeus .... electronic scoring mixer
Robert Bayless .... assistant music editor
Frank Bennett .... orchestrator
Buck Damon .... music supervisor
Brad Dechter .... orchestrator
George Doering .... musician
Gordon Goodwin .... conductor
Darrell Hall .... music editor
Scott Hosfeld .... musician
John 'Wheels' Hurlbut .... music recording engineer
Tim Lauber .... score recordist
Jason Lloyd .... scoring cue mixer
Melanie Mullens Hoyson .... score production supervisor
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Steve Parton .... music arranger
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Tom Steel .... scoring stage manager
Bill Talbott .... scoring technician
Mike Watts .... orchestrator
 
Transportation Department
Gord Bettles .... picture car mechanic
Bill Boyd .... picture vehicle coordinator
Aleck Duncan .... driver: construction department
Shaun Magee .... driver: honeywagon
Jennifer Mccormack .... driver: honeywagon
Frank Mizzi .... transportation captain
Regina Petrik .... daily transport driver
Carl Severin .... transportation co-captain
Robert C. Shannon .... barge driver
Robert C. Shannon .... boat operator technical support
Robert C. Shannon .... safety driver: marine unit
William L. Tataryn .... driver: cast
Mark Van Alstyne .... transportation coordinator
Ian C. Harris .... driver (uncredited)
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Valentina Aulisi .... assistant: Mr. Martin
Jimmy Badstibner .... assistant: Mr. Shankman (as James Badstibner)
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Pam Beck .... tutor
Susannah Brengel .... production accountant
Laurel Bresnahan .... studio teacher
Lyssa J. Caster .... cast liaison
Justin Cherry .... assistant: Mr. Shawn Levy (as Judd Cherry)
Donald Colafranceschi .... production assistant
Larry Crandus .... assistant: Ms. Hunt
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Meg Davies .... scripts/clearance coordinator
Joyce Davis .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Trisha DeLuca .... assistant: Mr. Shankman
Carter Fisk .... assistant: Ms. Gibgot
Michael Franck .... aerial coordinator
James Fraser .... production coordinator
Jennifer Ganton .... assistant production coordinator: on-location
Ashleigh Gillan .... stand-in
Thomas L. Gunderson .... animal trainer
Bill Hong .... operator: camera car/insert car
Daniel Horvat .... first assistant production accountant
Kelly Johnson-Beaven .... assistant accountant (as Kelly Johnson)
Tracy Kelly .... rat trainer
Joshua Kilimnik .... photo double
Nick Kontsalakis .... second assistant accountant
Sarah Levy .... assistant: Mr. Eugene Levy
Kyle Limkilde .... stand-in
Russell Lyons .... adr loop group
Eric Macmillan .... set medic
Vicky Middleton .... second assistant accountant (as Vicky Mitakidis)
Sandy Morrow .... script supervisor: second unit
Pete Nilson .... caterer
J.P. O'Donnell .... craft service
Nick Paquet .... production assistant
Daniel E. Parr .... first assistant accountant
Gene A. Roepke .... assistant: Mr. Shawn Levy (as Gene Roepke)
Troy Rowland .... acting coach
Caroline Scott .... adr voice
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Marlene Sharp .... adr voice
David Simmer .... assistant: Mr. Myron
Gregg Simon .... assistant: Ms. Electra
Sally Jo Sousa .... animal coordinator
Sally Jo Sousa .... head animal trainer: dogs
Mark Sussman .... additional voice
Keaton Talmadge .... assistant: Ms. Electra (as Keaton Talmage)
John Thomas .... travel coordinator
Tina Vacalopoulos .... assistant production coordinator
Gordon Weiske .... assistant: Mr. Grant
Vanessa Whittaker .... production assistant
 

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Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language
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Real baby and childhood pictures of Hilary Duff and Alyson Stoner were used for the "photo albums" of their characters.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Anne is scared by Charlie, in the gazebo, she dries herself off with a towel, throws it to the floor then she dresses, and they walk to the bench. In the next shot you can see the towel is now hanging up over the side of the gazebo.See more »
Quotes:
[Sarah knocks Mike off his skateboard]
Mike Baker:SARAH!
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Soundtrack:
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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Bland and Harmless Sequel, 22 June 2006
Author: christian123

Tom and Kate (Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt) decide to take the whole family on a summer vacation to Lake Winnetka, but it soon turns into a competition between their family and that of Tom's arch-rival Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy).

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a harmless and bland sequel. It offers a few laughs but not enough to sustain its running time. The original film was an okay family film, nothing special. The sequel is more or less the same and it also makes for a decent family film. I was expecting a little more though. There are a few interesting subplots but the main premise is very silly. I know it's a family movie and all but why did the story have to be so generic? Since the script is weak there is a lack of character development, the film is kind of boring. There are a few funny gags and performances but they aren't good enough to save the movie.

The acting is okay and only a couple people give good performances. The best performance is given by Alyson Stoner. Her character goes through the most development and she handles it pretty well. Liliana Mumy and Morgan York also give good performances though they don't get a lot of screen time. The strength of the comedy should have been the rivalry between Steve Martin and Eugene Levy. Levy is only mildly funny while Steve Martin is not funny at all. He just tries too hard and it comes off as annoying. Bonnie Hunt gives a decent performance and she has a few funny lines. Hilary Duff gives an annoying performance as Lorraine and she's hardly in the film, which is a good thing. Carmen Electra makes for good eye candy but she doesn't do anything special. Piper Perabo and Jamie King both give decent performances. Tom Welling just gives a bland performance while Jonathon Bennett only has a few lines and his character is not developed at all.

Director Adam Shankman only does an okay job behind the camera. I like the way he captures the Baker family and their love for one another. There are some nice moments in the movie about family values and the ending is pretty nice. Besides for that, he just keeps the film bland and uninteresting while leaving out some of the Baker kids. On the one hand, I wanted the film to be longer than 90 minutes so all the characters could have been portrayed well. On the other hand, if they had kept the same story and made the film longer then the movie would have been unbearable. On a last note, compared to Yours, Mine and Ours, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 looks like a masterpiece. In the end, the movie is only average but it should make for a nice rental if you're looking for a family film. Rating 5/10

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