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
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The only Chevy Chase movie of the 90s to open at #1. See more »
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 »
Ben, what are you doing here?
I came back here to help you. What do you think?
I don't need any help.
[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?
Exactly. Now get out of here. You're blowing my cover.
[struggling to get the tree trunk off Jack's leg]
You can't tell me what to do. You're not my father.
[with a groan]
I knew you were going to say that eventually.
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No bees were harmed during the making of this film. All bee action was supervised by Dr. Norman E. Gary, entomologist. See more »
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 »
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...
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