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Leave It to Beaver (1997)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 22 August 1997 (USA)
The several misadventures and life-lessons learned by 8-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in an entertaining and hilarious tale of a small-town Ohio family and the daily trials and tribunes of life.


Andy Cadiff


Bob Mosher (television series), Joe Connelly (television series) | 2 more credits »
4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher McDonald ... Ward
Janine Turner ... June
Cameron Finley ... Beaver
Erik von Detten ... Wally
Adam Zolotin ... Eddie
Barbara Billingsley ... Aunt Martha
Ken Osmond ... Eddie Sr.
Frank Bank Frank Bank ... Frank
Erika Christensen ... Karen
Alan Rachins ... Fred Rutherford
E.J. De la Pena E.J. De la Pena ... Larry Mondello (as E.J. De La Pena)
Justin Restivo Justin Restivo ... Lumpy
Geoff Pierson ... Coach Gordon
Louis Martin Braga III ... Gilbert Bates (as Louis Braga)
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Punk


The Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from his father and to please him tries out for his school football team and he makes it, only to be embarrassed. The bike he gets is quickly stolen. Meanwhile Wally is trying to help his friend Eddie Haskell to get the heart of pretty classmate Karen, but Karen seems to like Wally more, and that leads to tensions between the friends. Written by Anonymous

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The Beav is back.


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and some elements of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


After Brian Levant, Richard Correll and Tony Dow were turned down as possible directors by the studio, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers declined to appear in cameo roles. See more »


Towards the end of the film when The Beaver is up in his bedroom polishing his bike Wally walks in and there is nothing on his bedroom door. A few seconds later when his parents walk in the is a large framed newspaper article hanging on the door. See more »


[from trailer]
Beaver Cleaver: Oh no mom. Oh no mom. Oh no-no-no-no-no mom.
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The Hollywood Shuffle
Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl)
Performed by Flight 19
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Once you start seeing it, you can't leave the room!!
5 June 1999 | by LorranaSee all my reviews

Leave it to Beaver is not what I would have chosen from the video shop shelves, but it really surprised me. I've never seen the old TV series (too young for that), and I don't know if the movie relates to it in any way. It's nice and genuine fun for the whole family. That movie got me, my parents and all my brothers stuck on the couch for two hours! Tha misadventures of this cute little boy are amazing! It's the kind of thing anyone of us has been through: parents pressure, looking up to your older brother, breaking things... all that happens when you're 8 and have a lot of energy to spend. You'll be glad you watched it.

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Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,252,450, 24 August 1997

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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| DTS-Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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