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Problem Child (1990)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 27 July 1990 (USA)
A young boy is just short of a monster. He is adopted by a loving man and his wacky wife. The laughs keep coming as the boy pushes them to the limits.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Benjamin 'Ben' Healy, Jr.
... Benjamin 'Big Ben' Healy, Sr.
... Junior
... Mr. Peabody
... Flo Healy
... Martin Beck
... Roy
Charlotte Akin ... Lorraine
Anna Marie Allred ... Kid #3
Adam Anderly ... Catcher
Robert A. Anderson ... Boy in Chair
Cody Beard ... 2nd Baseman
Jordan Burton ... Kid #1
Eli Cummins ... Umpire
... Paramedic
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Storyline

The story of a seven-year-old mischievous orphan boy named Junior. He is hardly a model child; mean-spirited and incorrigible. One day, he is adopted by a loving man along with his obnoxious wife named Ben Healy and Flo Healy. Ever since Junior comes into their lives, he turns ordinary days into full-scale comic nightmares! He also leaves a path of serious destruction in his wake, and is even pen pals with Martin Beck (A.K.A. The Bow Tie Killer, a notorious serial killer who kidnaps his faithful correspondent, along with Flo). And now it's up to Ben as he undertakes a rescue mission to get Junior back from Beck before he plans on hurting him. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's So Bad, Even The Nuns Refused To Keep Him! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

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27 July 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adorable criatura  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$53,470,900

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,270,900
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Big Ben mentions the "Hirohito Corporaton" as the company he is selling his store to. Interestingly, the closing credits have numerous listings for Hirohito Family characters, which implies that at one point, they may have been intended to play a larger role in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Junior picks up the cat and it starts to hiss you can see that the cat's mouth isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

[Ben and Flo come storming into Mr. Peabody's office while he's talking on the phone]
Mr. Peabody: Can I call you back in five minutes?
[hangs up phone]
Little Ben Healy: He's all yours.
Mr. Peabody: Ben, Flo can we dicuss this?
Flo Healy: There's nothing to discuss!
Little Ben Healy: We're signing him back over to you right now!
Mr. Peabody: Bad parents make bad children!
Flo Healy: Oh so now I'm a bad parent just because I hate my kid!
Mr. Peabody: You took him, he's yours!
[...]
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Connections

Spoofs The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

REAL WILD CHILD
Written by Johnny O'Keefe, Johnny Greenan and Dave Owen (as Dave Owens)
Performed by Iggy Pop
Courtesy of A&M Records
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One of the funniest movies!
4 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Problem child movies are very funny!John Ritter,Amy Yasbec,and Jack Warden,and Michael Richards are all good in the film!It is always sad to to see the great late wrestler Kerry Von Erich.The film has some of the more hilarious scenes ever!.If you like comedy film with bratty kids then check this out!


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