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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)

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A tough police sergeant's overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Bomowski
... Tutti
... Gwen Harper
... Parnell
... Paulie
... Munroe
... Tony
... Lou
... McCabe
... Ross
... Suicide
... Mitchell
... Mr. Stereo
Jana Arnold ... Mitchell's Girl
Christopher Collins ... Gang Member


A tough police sergeant's mother comes to visit him, and promptly starts trying to fix up his life, much to his embarrassment. For his birthday she buys him a machine gun out of the back of a van, and begins to further interfere with his job and love life, eventually helping him with a case he's on. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Detective Joe Bomowski's mom is in town for a visit. She did the laundry, washed the windows and scrubbed the floors. Now, she's gonna clean up the streets.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a scene of nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer!  »


Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,058,590, 23 February 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sylvester Stallone considers this the worst film he's ever done. See more »


When Joe is in the office with Gwen talking about his mother, there is a woman seen outside wearing a blue shirt. She keeps changing her position during Joe and Gwen's conversation. She looks into the office through the window with blinds holding a folder, then she is on the telephone, then she is back to looking through the window until Gwen signals her to move away. See more »


Joe Brofmowski: Mom, I don't like eggs.
Tutti Bomowski: If you don't eat them now, they'll be waiting here for you at dinner.
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References The Duellists (1977) See more »


Words by Sid Robin
Music by Charles Shavers
Performed by The Ames Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Stop or Else there will Be a Sequel
10 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I'm a self-admitted lover of cheese films: in other words, I am a cinematic masochist with a threshold for celluloid pain that would give Ah-nold's Terminator a run for the money, but 'Stop, or my Mom will Shoot' is painful in a way that a shot of morphine, a handful of codeine, and a dozen shots of whiskey cannot overcome.

Speaking of the Terminator, there are very few stars whose careers could survive a beating like the one dished out by 'Stop, or my Mom will Shoot', but Stallone survived long enough to resurrect his career with Demolition Man and Cliffhanger. The rest of the cast was not so fortunate, and since then has only been seen on milk cartons under the caption, "Have you seen me?".

Imagine my disappointment in finding that this turkey managed, somehow, to escape the bottom 100 list, despite being widely acknowledged as one of the worst attempts at comedy since Police Academy 6. That this steaming pile rates a 3.1 makes me question whether or not the online voters have been subjected to lobotomies or their minds were so severely damaged by this film that they are no longer capable of making sound decisions.

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