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Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 19 August 1983 (USA)
After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writer:

John Hughes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Jack
Teri Garr ... Caroline Butler
Frederick Koehler ... Alex Butler
Taliesin Jaffe ... Kenny Butler
Courtney White Courtney White ... Megan Butler
Brittany White Brittany White ... Megan Butler
Martin Mull ... Ron
Ann Jillian ... Joan
Jeffrey Tambor ... Jinx
Christopher Lloyd ... Larry
Tom Leopold Tom Leopold ... Stan
Graham Jarvis ... Humphries
Carolyn Seymour ... Eve
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo ... Bert
Valri Bromfield ... Doris
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Storyline

Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Caroline's a rising executive. Jack just lost his job. Jack's going to have to start from the bottom up. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Mom See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$947,197, 24 July 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,800,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds was considered for the role of Ron Richardson See more »

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The baby knocks over the two plants but they reappear later in their original positions, unbroken. See more »

Quotes

Jack Butler: Kenny, don't paint your sister!
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Alternate Versions

In one scene, Jack's "girlfriends" take him to a male strip show in which the dancers are dressed as astronauts. Jack comments "These aren't the guys from the space shuttle, are they?" When the film was first shown on network television in 1986, the line was removed, presumably because it seemed in poor taste coming so soon after the Challenger disaster. See more »

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Referenced in Splitting Up Together: Devil May Care (2018) See more »

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Chariots Of Fire
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Written by Vangelis
Performed by Vangelis
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8 on a scale of 10
2 September 2003 | by len-21See all my reviews

This is a funny movie. And, not very many comedies can say that - most unfortunately. Michael Keaton was great. I'm not a big Teri Garr fan, but she was more than adequate as a second banana in the film.

If you have no children, are a man, and have never had to raise any children even for a weekend, then you will certainly appreciate this movie. Everyone should appreciate it, but those of us who have never had the "pleasure" of changing a diaper will probably identify the most.

I cannot imagine how this movie only got a 6.1 on IMBD. I have never known anyone who did not enjoy it.


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