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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.

Director:

Andy Cadiff

Writers:

Bob Mosher (television series), Joe Connelly (television series) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Beav is back.

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beaver - O Trapalhão See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,252,450, 24 August 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,713,605, 12 October 1997
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Sound Mix:

DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the scenes used for the movie, were taken from some of the shows original episodes. See more »

Goofs

When Larry and Beaver are eating cookies at a café, Larry asks Beaver if he wants the cookies. Larry picks them up, but when they leave, the cookies are back on the table. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Beaver Cleaver: Oh no mom. Oh no mom. Oh no-no-no-no-no mom.
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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Lloyd Likes Swimming
Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl)
Performed by Flight 19
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do you even watch the show?!
25 August 2001 | by Colbys CowgirlSee all my reviews

I have read a bunch of these other reviews, in which many people seem to strongly dislike the 1997 movie "Leave it to Beaver." Well, I have one question for them: Do you even watch the show?! The 1997 movie combines countless themes and storylines from various episodes of the original series, a technique that is enjoyable and funny. The actors are great, and it is wonderful to see some of the original show's cast making cameos in the film (such as the actors who originally played June Cleaver, Eddie Haskell, and Lumpy). The movie gives a fresh twist to a classic television series, and effectively bridges the gap between generations. This film is enjoyable for younger children and teens who may not have seen the original series, as well as being exciting for parents or other adults who know and love the Cleaver clan from way back in the 50s. This film is a true winner, despite pointless criticisms that it may have received.


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