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Family Plan (1997)

PG | | Family, Comedy | 30 May 1999 (USA)
After death of a man who managed summer camp for kids, his son-in-law plans to close it and build a luxury summer resort. However, manager's friend, Harry has an idea how to save the children's camp.

Director:

Fred Gerber

Writer:

Paul Bernbaum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... Harry Haber
Judge Reinhold ... Jeffrey Shayes
Eddie Bowz Eddie Bowz ... Matt Nolan
Emily Procter ... Julie Rubins
Zachary Browne Zachary Browne ... Eli Mackenzie
Trevor Morgan ... Alec Mackenzie
Tony Rosato ... Cliff Haber
Harry Morgan ... Sol Rubins
Joey Pierson Joey Pierson ... Nick
Adam Beech Adam Beech ... Patrick
James Pacheco James Pacheco ... David
Devin Nicole Lafferty Devin Nicole Lafferty ... Tabitha
Nicholas Glaeser Nicholas Glaeser ... Sandy (as Nicolas Glaser)
Kathy Fitzgerald Kathy Fitzgerald ... Lana
Bob Sorenson Bob Sorenson ... Pierce Hammel
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After death of a man who managed summer camp for kids, his son-in-law plans to close it and build a luxury summer resort. However, manager's friend, Harry has an idea how to save the children's camp.

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Put a gang of orphans, their bumbling benefactor, and a greedy developer together - and plan for hilarity.

Genres:

Family | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for suggestive pranks and mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acampamento do Barulho See more »

Filming Locations:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viacom Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The German title translates into "The Crazy Gun". This was an attempt to cash-in with the popular The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) series, especially because Leslie Nielsen was the main actor in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Harry Haber: Alec, shut these windows.
Alec Mackenzie: Alright Mr. Haber, just as soon as I shut these windows!
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Connections

Follows Rent-a-Kid (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Betcha Can't Catch Me
Written by Adrian Peritore / Arlene Matza / Jon Jackson
Published by Fuzz Bucket Music/Alethea Music/Dolphins' Dream Music
©1997; BMI
Performed by The End
Courtesy of Wadda Production
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Pretty good family movie!
11 August 2007 | by GeoffreyRSee all my reviews

Alright, I'm going to give this a 10 out of 10, just to counter some of the ridiculous reviews that this movie got on IMDb. It looks like some people saw this movie with the wrong expectations, really. If you expect something like Naked Gun or Airplane (which are great Nielsen-movies too, by the way), sure, you'll be disappointed. Cause the joke-density isn't nearly as high, all jokes are PG-rated and thus less appealing to the more mature audience and Nielsen's character sometimes even seems to know what he's talking about rather than acting like a complete clown.

But that's because Family Plan is a whole different movie! It's a family movie, not one of those slapstick that we all know Nielsen from! And sure, I know movies in this genre aren't popular with the 'serieus film critics', but I enjoyed it! I really did! The whole cast is showing a lot of enthusiasm and Trevor Morgan and Zachary Browne are doing a great job at portraying two mischievous kids who still have their hearts in the right place.

Family Plan is really a movie that you can just watch with a smile on your face the whole time, rather than being buried under an avalanche of jokes. I like the fact that it never goes slapstick and that there's enough space for the touching story of two boys looking for a home. So what that the story isn't that original, and that it's not Nielsen's best work. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end, and that's what you should judge a movie on!


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