A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect. Meanwhile, disgruntled relative of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

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James Orr

Writers:

David E. Peckinpah (story) (as David Peckinpah), Richard Jefferies (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Jack Sturges
Farrah Fawcett ... Sandy Archer
Jonathan Taylor Thomas ... Ben Archer
George Wendt ... Chet Bronski
David Shiner David Shiner ... Lloyd Small
Art LaFleur ... Red Sweeney
Richard Portnow ... Joey Renda
Richard Foronjy ... Murray
Peter Appel ... Tony
Chief Leonard George Chief Leonard George ... Leonard Red Crow
George Greif George Greif ... Frank Renda
Ron Canada ... Bob Younger
Christopher Miranda Christopher Miranda ... Hank Sweeney (as Chris Miranda)
Zachary Browne Zachary Browne ... Norman Bronski
Spencer Vrooman Spencer Vrooman ... Darryl Small
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Storyline

Ben Archer is not happy. It looks like his mother Sandy is in a serious relationship. Fear of abandonment drives Ben to try anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" that surrounds his mom and the guy, Jack. But Ben and Jack become closer after their experiences in the Indian Guides. Written by Adam Burstein <burs7211@cs.nyu.edu>

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Jack wants to marry Ben's mother. But there are strings attached.

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The only Chevy Chase movie of the 90s to open at #1. See more »

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When Jack supposedly trips on the skateboard, you can see that Chevy puts his leg out much further than usual. Clearly the incident was staged. See more »

Quotes

Jack Sturgess: Ben, what are you doing here?
Ben Archer: I came back here to help you. What do you think?
Jack Sturgess: I don't need any help.
Ben Archer: [observing the state Jack is in] Oh, really? Then what were you planning to do when those guys found you? Lie there and pretend to be a slug?
Jack Sturgess: Exactly. Now get out of here. You're blowing my cover.
Ben Archer: [struggling to get the tree trunk off Jack's leg] You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father.
Jack Sturgess: [with a groan] I knew you were going to say that eventually.
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Crazy Credits

No bees were harmed during the making of this film. All bee action was supervised by Dr. Norman E. Gary, entomologist. See more »

Alternate Versions

During the first Indian guide meeting, Ben nicknames Jack after his pet. In initial releases he gave the name Numb Nuts for his pet squirrel. Alternately (for television) Ben gives the name Butt Head after a goat. See more »

Connections

Referenced in After Hours: Why Movies Want Us to Torture Adults (2017) See more »

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Choke
Written by Marc Ferrari and Peter Ajemian
Performed by The Children
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Funny, Heartwarming, and Genuinely Sweet.
22 March 2007 | by FiendishDramaturgySee all my reviews

As usual, I'm in the minority.

I love this movie. Chevy is so funny as the step dad to Jonathan Taylor Thomas and would-be husband to Farrah Fawcet. I loved Chevy in this. He plays characters completely off the cuff, and I found his character endearing, but what I really liked about this movie was Farrah. She still shines after all those years, in a completely engaging performance.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas is perfectly precocious in his role as Fawcett's son, a boy who lost his father, and refuses to accept Chevy as an adequate substitute.

It's funny, heartwarming, and genuinely sweet.

It rates a 6.7/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Man 2 Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,473,317, 5 March 1995

Gross USA:

$40,070,995

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,070,995
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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