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Three children have had it with their mother, and magically make her disappear. The kids then head out to the "Mommy Market" for a replacement mom.

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Mommy / Mama / Mom / Natasha
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Elizabeth
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Jeremy
Asher Metchik ...
Harry
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Mrs. Cavour
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Mr. Leeby
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Giant
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Edward
Jemar Jefferson ...
Security
Nancy L. Chlumsky ...
Dr. Richardson
Eleni Schirmer ...
Karate Girl
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Ninja Mom
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Cookie Mom
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Creative Mom
Jane Beard ...
Cleaning Mom
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Success Mom
Dolores Wright ...
Pet Mom
Charles Collins Jr. ...
Johnny
Anne Shannon Baxter ...
Lily
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Suzy
Anna Silver ...
Sally
David O'Neil ...
Basketball Kid
Andrew Largen ...
Ricky Turner
Rick Bridgforth ...
Hank
Ariana Metchik ...
Girl Scout
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Sobbing Boy (as Donald Moss)
James Pully ...
Chris
Jesse Dennis ...
Jimmy
Robbie Dresch ...
Boy in Striped T-Shirt
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Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Igor De Laurentiis ...
Boy in Black Jacket
Anne Shelton Crute ...
Cigarette Girl #1
Catherine Camp ...
Cigarette Girl #2
Jan Solomita ...
Chivas
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French Maid
Mike Degaetano ...
Little Cookie Boy
Julia Caperton ...
Skinny Girl with Glasses
Sammy Ross ...
Little Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Fruit Vendor
Dalton Grey ...
Fruit Vendor (uncredited)
Brian McTamaney ...
Extra (uncredited)
Sam Wells ...
Father (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tia Brelis

Written by

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Nancy Brelis ... (novel "The Mummy Market")
 
Tia Brelis ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Raffaella De Laurentiis ... producer
Hester Hargett ... line producer
Robert Little ... executive producer

Music by

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David Kitay

Cinematography by

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Buzz Feitshans IV

Film Editing by

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Isaac Sehayek

Editorial Department

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Sarah Brockhoff ... first assistant editor (as Matthew Brockhoff)
Christine Lee ... apprentice editor
Ray Martin ... color timer
Carlos Puente ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Cynthia Kay Charette ... (as Cynthia Charette)

Art Direction by

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Troy Sizemore

Set Decoration by

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Lisa Caperton

Costume Design by

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Terry Dresbach

Makeup Department

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Jennifer Bell ... prosthetic makeup artist
Rick Bridgforth ... assistant hair stylist (as Richard L. Bridgforth) / assistant makeup artist (as Richard L. Bridgforth)
Vickie Mynes ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Kelvin R. Trahan ... hair designer / makeup designer
Rita Troy ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Cindy Wright ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Charles Thomas Baxter ... unit manager (as Charley Baxter)
Terry Collis ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew Feitshans ... second assistant director
Linda Fox ... second assistant director
Patty Chan Morrison ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Richard Blankenship ... construction coordinator
Lisa Caperton ... landscape artist
Michael R. Clark ... scenic charge
Clifford D. Eubank ... greensperson / swing
Nathan Gray ... assistant props
Eric Gruber ... construction foreman
Ruby Guidara ... assistant set decorator (as Diana 'Ruby' Guidara)
Michael D. Harrell ... on-set dresser
Steven Hickel ... leadman (as S.R. Hickel)
David Thomas Kerns ... lead swing (as Tom Kerns)
Eric R. Link ... art department coordinator
John Sanders ... property master
Tracee Shuler ... swing
Terry Snyder ... puppetmaster
Tim Dingle ... scenic/signwriter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Charlie Ajar Jr. ... sound recordist (as Charles Ajar)
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Jory A. Beckert ... sound effects editor
Michael C. Casper ... supervising re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Rich Cusano ... sound effects editor
Andrew Spencer Dawson ... dialogue editor (as Andrew Dawson)
Daniel Dunning ... sound recordist (as Dan Dunning)
Ken Felton ... sound effects editor
Jeffrey Kaplan ... sound effects editor (as Jeff Kaplan)
Daniel J. Leahy ... re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Mary Marder ... assistant adr editor
Diane Marshall ... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Richard Marx ... adr editor
Patty Morena ... sound effects editor (as Patti Morena)
Robb Navrides ... dialogue editor
John S. Orr ... supervising sound editor
Robert Polich ... boom operator
Troy Porter ... foley mixer
Daniel Sperry ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Dan Sperry)
Reinhard Stergar ... production sound mixer
Peter Siciliano ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Nathan Gray ... special effects
John Sanders ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Paul Beahm ... stunts
Patricia M. Peters ... stunts (as Patricia Peters)
Birgit K. Schier ... stunts (as Birgit Schier)
Merritt Yohnka ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lynn Appelle ... second assistant camera
Nicholas D. Brown ... gaffer
Kevin M. Burger ... grip
Skelly Cummings ... dolly grip
Keith Davis ... grip
Michael Flynn ... electrician (as Michael I. Flynn)
John Giles ... first assistant camera
Cranston Gobbo ... key grip
Michael Goldman ... grip
Charles A. Harris ... grip (as Charlie Harris)
Jay Kemp ... best boy electric (as Jay D. Kemp)
Mark Lavery ... grip
Dominic Napolitano ... first assistant camera
Jon Parks ... director of photography: second unit (as Jon T. Parks)
Todd Ranson ... electrician
J.R. Reischling ... best boy grip
Russell G. Senato ... grip
Robert Spencer ... electrician
Kassa Zakadi ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Barbara Harris ... adr voice casting
Helen Jervey ... casting: Richmond Type Casting Inc.
Liz Marks ... extras casting: Uptown Talent Inc.
Irene Stockton ... casting associate: New York
Susan Willett ... casting: New York

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Linda S. Cormany ... costume supervisor (as Linda Cormany)
Jacquie Okie ... set costumer (as Jacqueline M. Okie)
Heather Pain ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Kirk Poore ... location manager

Music Department

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Chris Hufford ... music mixer / music recordist
Michael Markman ... orchestra manager
Reg Powell ... orchestrator
Steven Scott Smalley ... orchestrator (as Scott Smalley)
Dawn Soler ... music supervisor (as Dawn Solér)

Transportation Department

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Ted Basso ... production van driver operator
William Benner ... driver
Calvin Brannen ... driver
Jack Collis ... driver
Gathia Gillispie ... driver
Duke Grant ... driver (as Randolph 'Duke' Grant Jr.)
Bobby Jones ... transportation captain
Patsy Lomax ... driver (as Patsy Jo Lomax)
Tom Mawyer ... transportation coordinator
James Mulvaney Jr. ... driver
Norman Taylor ... driver (as Norman 'Dick' Taylor)
John Terrell ... driver

Other crew

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Julie Paige Adams ... production assistant
Linda Bassett ... craft service
Beverly Cusack ... post-production accountant
Randy Dugan ... production assistant (as Randolph S. Dugan)
Nora Dunfee ... dialects
Maria Fagan ... tutor: On Location Education (as Maria Fagan-Bies)
Guiliano Gallo ... caterer
Rebecca Gibson ... assistant production coordinator
Leah Girolami ... tutor: On Location Education (as Leah Herman Girolami)
Chuck Henderson ... production assistant
John Hillman ... assistant production accountant
Adeena Karsseboom ... production executive
Kate Lewis ... script supervisor
Nita Long-Mawyer ... wrangler (as Nita R. Long)
Tony LoSchiavo ... assistant caterer
Richard Malzahn ... title designer
Jeff Mayse ... assistant: Ms. Spacek
Michael Menzies ... production accountant
Josue Meza ... assistant caterer
Lucas Moore ... tutor: On Location Education
Steve O'Corr ... second assistant production accountant
Golda Offenheim ... production coordinator
Tony Solomon ... assistant: Ms. Brelis
Cid Swank ... unit publicist
Thomas Vranesich ... production coordinator
Dolly Wright ... assistant wrangler
R. Andrew Doan ... stage set constructor (uncredited)
Anthony Harbour ... paramedic (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Elizabeth, Jeremy, and Harry Martin have had it with their workaholic, nagging mother and they get in trouble at school with bullies and almost smoking cigarettes. They go to this mysterious gardener named Mrs. Cavour and she tells the siblings about an ancient spell to make their mother disappear. That night they say the incantation and the next morning, they wake up and they find their mother is gone and they can't remember anything about her. Mrs. Cavour tells the children about the Mommy Market, a place in town where they had about every mother you could think of. When they go there, the Mommy Market had a policy where you could have 3 tokens to take a mother home. If they could not find a suitable mother by their third token, they could never go back. The mothers they pick are not what they hoped for and they feel lost without someone to look after them. They wanted their very own mother to love and they must think of a memory of their own to remember her and break the spell. Written by mountain91

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Taglines No More Vegtables, No More HomeWork, No More Cleaning up your room... See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Mommy Market (United States)
  • The Mommy Market (United Kingdom)
  • La mère idéale (France)
  • Mommy Market - Auf der Suche nach der Traummutter (Germany)
  • Mamá a tu medida (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 82 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $68,570, 15 May 1994

Did You Know?

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Trivia Last movie with André the Giant, who died a year before this movie's US release. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Maverick/Trading Mom/The Return of Jafar/Widows' Peak/Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994). See more »
Soundtracks I Feel Good See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits begin with showing Sissy Spacek playing the mom and the three other moms before the credits roll. See more »
Quotes Mrs. Mommy Martin: Who do you think you are? You can't just go around doing what ever you want! And Elizabeth, cigarette, really. Well, that's it! You're all grounded! Period! Understand? There's no camp, no allowance, no TV, no nothing. Now up to your room, right now this instant! I am furious!
Harry Martin: But mom...
Mrs. Mommy Martin: Don't "But mom" me! Things are going to change around here permanently. Now, march!
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