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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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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

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 15th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1992. See more »

Goofs

Walking out of the Police Dept. when Joey's mom opens the car door the window is up, after she gets into the car its down even though the car is not running. See more »

Quotes

Tutti Bomowski: [singing softly and contentedly as she sloshes and scrubs Joe's prized .45 in the dishpan] This is the way we wash our gun... wash our gun... wash our gun...
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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 »

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Referenced in Star Stories: The Wife's Life (2006) See more »

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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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