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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
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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
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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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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 | Full synopsis »
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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)
Jonathan Flanigan ... EMT (uncredited)

Talia Russo ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
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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 
 
Set Decoration by
Drew Pierce 
 
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
Andrew Yurkiv .... carpenter
Kathleen Jenkins-Gray .... key greensperson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
James Bolt .... sound 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 .... 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
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)
 
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
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
Raul Esparza III .... location scout
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 .... assistant accountant
Fred Kamping .... location manager
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
Nik Mills .... location assistant
Vicky Mitakidis .... second assistant accountant
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
Jeffery Pong .... assistant location manager
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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94 min
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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 »
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Continuity: When Anne finishes drawing her portrait of Charlie, outside near the gazebo, her pencil immediately jumps onto the table without her putting it down.See more »
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Jimmy Murtaugh:Nice hands.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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26 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
"Honey you actually bought that shirt?", 2 January 2006
Author: Ryan from King of Prussia, PA

I never saw Cheaper by the Dozen (the 2003 surprise hit), and I don't think you have to see it so get all you can out of the sequel. That is to say, there is little to get out of it, so don't waste your time "preparing" for it. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a formulaic family comedy where Steve Martin becomes a father possessed with a drive to outdo another father, only to be reminded that his family will still love him no matter if they win the big movie-contrived competition or not. Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt) begin the movie by attending their daughter's graduation ceremony with his 11 other kids. Lorraine's graduation (Hilary Duff, no singing this time) motivates Tom to start thinking about how the family is moving apart from the customary tight-knit group he remembers, so he wants to take the family on one last vacation. So they load up the cars and vans and head out to some lake somewhere in the Midwest (or Canada, depending on the film's budget), a lake that has seen the evil Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) buy up all of the land and build super lake homes on the shore. Jimmy and Tom have a history, one that is sort of dumb and is one of those back stories that can only be written for a story like this one. I really like Eugene Levy as a comedic actor, but I don't think he was right for this role. Levy excels in understated humor, where his character has no idea he's being funny. The role of Jimmy is over-the-top and cliché and I didn't think he fit the role well at all. Carmen Electra plays Jimmy's wife, and she's actually very good at playing the bimbo wife when given the chance, and the kid actors are generally good as well. The story is predictable and only mildly entertaining, but I guess families will enjoy the night out and there is a certain sweet charm to the final scenes of the film.

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