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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When mom goes to work, dad goes berserk! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Mum 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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 on the plane the ice bucket used for the wine has ice and then no ice in a few shots. See more »

Quotes

Jack Butler: How'd you like a little trim on that moustache, Ron?
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Referenced in Splitting Up Together: Devil May Care (2018) See more »

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Jaws Theme
Written by John Williams
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Family comedies don't get much better than this
22 August 2003 | by chvylvr80See 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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