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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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Roger Spottiswoode
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Joe Bomowski
Estelle Getty ... Tutti
JoBeth Williams ... Gwen Harper
Roger Rees ... Parnell
Martin Ferrero ... Paulie
Gailard Sartain ... Munroe
John Wesley ... Tony
Al Fann ... Lou
Ella Joyce ... McCabe
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Ross
Nicholas Sadler ... Suicide
Dennis Burkley ... Mitchell
Ving Rhames ... Mr. Stereo
Jana Arnold Jana Arnold ... Mitchell's Girl
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Gang Member
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Storyline

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arrête, ou ma mère va tirer! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,058,590, 23 February 1992

Gross USA:

$28,411,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,611,210
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger tricked Stallone into being in this flop comedy by starting a rumor that he wanted the movie himself. Sly admitted in a conversation with journalist Sandro Monetti at Manchester Arena that he heard Arnold wanted to do the movie, and, after hearing that, said that he wanted to do it. Later he understood that Arnie tricked him. See more »

Goofs

When the mother is handcuffed to the gun seller, she has to use dish soap to get her hand out of the cuff to get free. No one had a key to the cuffs. After she's free she knocks out the gun seller and strangely the cuff that was on her hand was open so she could cuff the bad guy to the railing. See more »

Quotes

Joe Brofmowski: Why didn't you answer when I called?
Tutti Bomowski: That was you? You never called.
Joe Brofmowski: That was me, why didn't you pick up the phone?
Tutti Bomowski: Every year when I'm about to come out to visit, you call and say it's not a good time, so I decided not to answer the phone this time in case you called.
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Crazy Credits

Film title logo when end credits are done See more »

Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema version was cut by 6 secs by the BBFC to remove shots of a man's hand being crushed in a door and to edit the sounds of a man's scream and crash as he is thrown from a window. All video releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 26 February 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Undecided
Words by Sid Robin
Music by Charles Shavers
Performed by The Ames Brothers
Courtesy of MCA Records
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19 April 2011 | by denitsafSee all my reviews

I think the movie is funny, despite Sly says it's the worst movie he has ever made! It's the first Stallone movie I've seen, so I am emotionally devoted to it! Estelle Getty is so cheerful, full of life and energy and Sly is sexy! If only it was 1992 and he was my man:) It's not fair that the film won Razzie for worst actor, screenplay and supporting actress! Well, maybe it didn't deserve Oscar, but it didn't deserve Razzie either! Besides, compared to movies of today Stop... is just genius! Turned me back in time when music and cinema were just another! Rest in peace, Estelle Getty! And Sylvester is one of the greatest actors of all time!


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