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Man of the House (1995)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 March 1995 (USA)
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.

Director:

James Orr

Writers:

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

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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: [after after sending the troops away so he can face his enemies] That means you too, Ben.
Ben Archer: No way. I'm staying here with you.
Jack Sturgess: You're not staying with me.
Ben Archer: But I can help.
Jack Sturgess: You can be more help by making sure the others get down okay. Now go on. Get out of here. I mean it.
[Ben starts to follow the others]
Jack Sturgess: Ben!
[Ben turns around]
Jack Sturgess: Thanks anyway. I appreciate it.
[Ben nods and walks away]
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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

In the scene where Jack is on the cot and it breaks, he says "This sucks," but when the movie was aired on the Disney Channel, he says, "This stinks." See more »

Connections

Referenced in EastEnders: Episode dated 1 July 1996 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Confusion
Written by Marc Ferrari, Danny Gill and Michael Mulholland
Performed by Medicine Wheel
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Chevy Chase, he fell from grace...
5 October 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Some events are just so ironic that they just seem too weird to be true. One of the best examples, at least in my opinion, is what happened to Chevy Chase. You see, in the '80s he was one of the top stars, with movies like "Vacation" and "Fletch". Now, he was not friends with the president during that period, nor with the next president, but he was friends with Bill Clinton. That's where it gets bizarre: a few months after Slick Willie took the oath of office, Chase got his own TV show...and it failed miserably, turning Chase into a laughingstock. In short, Chevy Chase went from a star under his enemies to a joke under his friend.

To compound this, the show's failure was followed by embarrassing movies like "Cops and Robbersons" and "Man of the House". I will say that the latter isn't god-awful, but it's not really worth much. Mostly just another story about a son and stepfather trying to bond. If nothing else, I guess that it just seems sad that Chase went from "SNL" to this (maybe it's also the flick's status as a Disney movie). But really, Chase has done better than this, as have Farrah Fawcett and George Wendt. Don't make it your first choice.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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