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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, while disgruntled relatives 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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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. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "love bubble" which surrounds his mom. However, after Ben and Jack's experiences in the Indian Guides, the two become much closer. 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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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man 2 Man See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$40,070,995
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The book on step parenting which Jack, Chevy Chase, throws into the recycling bin was written by Dr Daphne Klebe. Daphne Klebe is the name of the assistant art director. 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: 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

The Disney Channel version also has an entirely different scene, in which the Indian Guides play a game called "I've Always Wondered", where they discuss things that they've always wondered. This more subtly achieves what the NBC television version does with Jack's speech in which he pretends to be an Italian actor playing a Native American. There are additional small changes in the Disney Channel edit that enhance the film. See more »

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Performed by The Children
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Chevy Chase h'd already best days
24 March 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Chevy Chase is terrific in 70' & 80' but loose quickly your hand in comedy like that,a little unfunny jokes here a gag there...anyway isn't the same. This a kind moralistic comedy co-starring the beauty Farrah Fawcett that lost your touch too,so this kind of Disney movie don't add nothing to the careers of those great actors.....unfortunately!!


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