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No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn (1994)

PG | | Comedy | 27 July 1994 (USA)
A couple manages to quit smoking by using hypnosis, but then their children decide to use it to manipulate their parents into more submissive behavior.

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Howard McCain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Schaefer Joshua Schaefer ... Justin Cochran
Robert Hays ... Ken Cochran
Joanna Kerns ... Carol Cochran
Allison Mack ... Monica Cochran
James Marsden ... Tyler Cochran
Richard Moll ... Boot Camp Sergeant
Larry Linville ... J.J.
Lyman Ward ... Larry
Alex Greenwald ... Corby
Ted Davis Ted Davis ... Vaneet
Bradley Barneson Bradley Barneson ... Catcher
Larry Udy Larry Udy ... Umpire
Corbin Allred ... Moonpie
Sheila Travis Sheila Travis ... Hypnotist
Robert Alan Beuth ... Neighbor
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A couple manages to quit smoking by using hypnosis, but then their children decide to use it to manipulate their parents into more submissive behavior.

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Clean your room. Walk the dog. Take out the trash. A lesson in raising parents.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

J'ai hypnotisé papa See more »

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New Horizons Picture See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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The M-16's chamber, after being reloaded was still "open"; That means that the magazine was empty. (Though Larry kept on shooting afterwards) See more »

Quotes

Monica Cochran: [Standing with a towel wrapped around her] Screams.
Ken Cochran: Hey! What's going on here?
Justin Cochran: Dad! He was spying on Monica!
Tyler Cochran: She gave me a strawberry shake! She knows I'm allergic to strawberries!
Carol Cochran: Hives. Oh, Honey!
Monica Cochran: Mommmm! He tried to see me naked!
Tyler Cochran: Okay, Monica, like there's something to see!
Justin Cochran: Sicko!
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A harmless way to spend an hour-and-a-half
4 September 2000 | by NewYorkLondonParisMunichSee all my reviews

Dad's always working and never has time to come to Justin's baseball games. Older brother Tyler models himself after Chet in "Weird Science". What's Justin to do? Naturally, plant subliminal suggestions in Mom and Dad's stop-smoking self-hypnosis tapes. Before long, Justin and little sister Monica are living large. How long can it last before Mom and Dad learn that they're being manipulated?

Actually, this movie wasn't bad. It wasn't good, either, but it was some harmless fun. A few recognizable actors signed on for the film, including Lyman Ward, whom you might remember as Ferris Bueller's dad. Come to think of it, I'm probably predisposed to any movie that features cast members from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

I saw the movie for free tonight on Bulgarian national TV; I'd recommend it as a rental, as long as it's on the cheap shelves and you've already seen the good new movies.


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