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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack
... Caroline Butler
... Alex Butler
... Kenny Butler
Courtney White ... Megan Butler
Brittany White ... Megan Butler
... Ron
... Joan
... Jinx
... Larry
Tom Leopold ... Stan
... Humphries
... Eve
Michael Alaimo ... Bert
... 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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When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 August 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Mum  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stan Dragoti ended up directing the film after John Hughes turned it down, because he preferred to make his movies in Chicago, not Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

While Ron is flipping through the radio stations in Caroline's hotel room, you can hear the same DJ prattle that was on the kids' radio at the beginning of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Jinx: [talking about the lay-off] Your not exactly walking out of here empty handed, You got your pension and I'll give you this months gas money.
Larry: There's only one more thing I want.
Jinx: What?
Larry: Disability!
Jinx: [Jinx goes to window and tries to open it and jump out but is grabbed by Jack]
Jinx: Hey keep that sense of humor buddy, its critical.
[Larry rushes at him and attempts to strangle him]
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Referenced in The Brother from Another Planet (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Nadia's theme
(uncredited)
(from The Young And The Restless)
by Perry Botkin Jr. & Barry De Vorzon
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Family comedies don't get much better than this
22 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

Mr. Mom is, yet again, one of those movies that I have been watching since I was a kid. This is one of Michael Keaton's best movies I think, forget Night Shift and all that. Keaton's greatest strength is comedy. Mr. Mom is well put together, is always funny, and never lags. It does a brillant job of protraying role reversal and the rest of the cast makes this movie a joy to watch. Everyone is good, singling someone out for special praise is unnecessary. I hate kids in movies but I loved the kids in this one. It's because they are not annoyingly cute or naughty or too sweet, they're just normal kids. Bottom Line: This is a great movie and every movie fan and family should have it on the shelf.


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