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Problem Child 2 (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 3 July 1991 (USA)
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Junior's back in his first adventure since his last! Junior and Ben move to Mortville which seems like the perfect town to live in. The Healys have a nice new house--and Junior get's a cool... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

Scott Alexander (characters), Larry Karaszewski (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Ben Healy
Michael Oliver ... Junior Healy
Jack Warden ... 'Big' Ben Healy
Laraine Newman ... Lawanda Dumore
Amy Yasbeck ... Annie Young
Ivyann Schwan ... Trixie Young
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Peabody
Paul Willson ... Smith
Alan Blumenfeld ... Aron Burger
Charlene Tilton ... Debbie Claukinski
James Tolkan ... Mr. Thorn
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Emily
Zach Grenier ... Voytek
Eric Edwards ... Murph
Krystle Mataras Krystle Mataras ... Dolly (as Krystal Mataras)
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Storyline

Junior's back in his first adventure since his last! Junior and Ben move to Mortville which seems like the perfect town to live in. The Healys have a nice new house--and Junior get's a cool new room! And young women have formed a line at Ben's door in order to get a piece of him (romantically). Ben does feel he should get remarried so Junior can have a mom, so while Junior adjusts to his new school which includes a little girl who's as bratty as Junior and a teenage brain-dead ignoramous bully in Junior's sixth grade class, Ben finds some dates, which Junior sends running for the hills, in the meantime Junior pulls his infamous tricks on people: blowing up barbecues, taping the bully to the chalkboard, videotaping his babysitter and her boyfriend having sex and broadcasting it for the whole neighborhood to see, same old same old. Meanwhile, Ben meets the gorgeous school nurse (after the school's satellite dish get's pushed on his head) and they, well he, believes it's love at first ... Written by Dylan Self <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Taglines:

He's back... and he's got a friend. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable criatura 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$25,104,700
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a 2014 interview on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski revealed that the studio was reluctant to rehire them, only doing so because they wanted to shoot a sequel before Michael Oliver could noticeably grow and, as the writers of the first film, could produce a script quicker than writers new to the story and characters of the franchise. Frustrated with the criticisms of Problem Child (1990), they deliberately increased the poor taste in the sequel, intending to make a Pasolini or John Waters film for children, and went so far overboard that the first cut received an R rating from the MPAA, a secret kept until their 2014 appearance on the podcast. Dubbing over Junior's use of the term "pussy whipped" got the film a PG-13 rating on appeal but the studio was still so nervous that, at the last minute, they added the Woody Woodpecker cartoon Smoked Hams (1947) to the film's theatrical release to reassure parents that the film was suitable for children. See more »

Goofs

When Lawanda approaches the meteorite, she holds her left arm to stop it. In the next shot it's her right arm, then back to her left. See more »

Quotes

[after Junior shows the town a video of his babysitter and her boyfriend having sex]
Ben Healey: Junior, we're new here! Can't we at least attempt to fit in?
Junior Healey: What are you getting onto me for? I didn't do anything. I just watched it.
Ben Healey: Yes, and so did the entire neighborhood.
Junior Healey: I didn't hear any complaints.
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Alternate Versions

When shown on network television additional deleted scenes were added in to pad out time and edit out questionable content. The following is a list of the scenes. 1. When Junior enters the school, he asks Trixie for directions to the principal's office, she secretly puts a "kick me" sign on Junior's back. 2. Ben and Junior are seen in their living room recovering from their concussions. When Ben goes into the kitchen to try to find more ice, he asks Junior what happened to his head and Junior says a girl did it and that women are crazy. Ben tells him not all women are crazy and notices Charlene Tilton's character doing yoga exercises next to a street pole. Ben goes outside to assist,causing Junior to make a vow to save him from the single women in the neighborhood. 3. A dialog scene before Big Ben notices that Dolly and Madison are selling his own clothes has him walking out of the house talking to a client on his cell phone which shortly after, the client angrily hangs up on him. 4. Another dialog scene occurs after LaWanda leaves their house when Big Ben explains that LaWanda is nuts over Ben. Junior tries to explain to his dad that he doesn't trust her but Ben verbally warns him not to talk about it as they made an agreement that Ben would spend more time with Junior as long as he behaves. 5. Additional scenes occur during the school's open house which has Murph pigging out at the refreshment table as well as Ben trying to explain to Annie that he could help her out with any problems that she has but Annie objects and tells Ben he wouldn't be able to. 6. Junior is in Annie's office with a nasty scratch on his arm. After she treats it she gets a call that Trixie stole their neighbor's station wagon and drove it through their house. Annie agrees to talk to her about it over dinner at Pizzarific. When Junior comes home he finds a stunned Ben telling him that LaWanda is in the hospital for rabies, a continuation of a sequence earlier where he switches her blood test with a rabid dog. 7. When Ben finds Junior missing, he gets a call from Annie saying Trixie is missing too. As Ben goes downstairs he trips over a bound-and-gagged Big Ben who is tied-up on the floor. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Poochinski (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

(Don't Make Me) Nervous
Written by Christopher Ewen, Anthony Kaczynski, John Rolski, Michael Smith and Perry Tell
Performed by Figures on a Beach
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Childhood classic
14 July 2009 | by mjr8-1See all my reviews

This is a childhood favorite of mine. No I wasn't a problem child, but got enjoyment out of watching these kids run rampant. I just don't understand why it has gotten such a bad rating. Its not Oscar material, but it doesn't deserve a 3.3 either. I guess to each is own. There are some classic lines and stunts that are burned into my brain, make me laugh just thinking of it now. Granted I haven't seen this movie in 8 years, I still give it a 7 because it holds a special place in my movie watching experience as a kid with my sister. Line 9 Line 10 I don't understand why I have to make this 10 lines but I am wasting some space this was supposed to be a


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