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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:

Leave It to Beaver See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,252,450, 24 August 1997

Gross USA:

$10,713,605
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Technical Specs

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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

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 »

Goofs

In the Mighty Mites opening game, Beaver is on the kickoff team waving at his dad instead of paying attention when the ball is kicked. But with 38 seconds left in the game, the coach says "Okay, the rules say I gotta play everyone" and he puts in Beaver. See more »

Quotes

Ward Cleaver: June, you're vacuuming in pearls. You know what that does to me!
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Connections

Follows Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Lloyd Likes Swimming
Written by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl)
Performed by Flight 19
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Why not leave good TV alone
14 January 2001 | by lucky825See all my reviews

I rented the movie with great hope I watch a "Leave it to Beaver" rerun every time they come on. What I got was a cheap overated mockery of great television. They turned the show into a complete mess. The characters, with Eddie Haskell as the one exception, were not even similar to that of the TV show. If it ain't broke don't fix it and next leave good wholesome television alone.


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