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Man of the House (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 25 February 2005 (USA)
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A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.


Stephen Herek


John J. McLaughlin (story), Scott Lobdell (story) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Roland Sharp
Cedric the Entertainer ... Percy Stevens (as Cedric The Entertainer)
Christina Milian ... Anne
Paula Garcés ... Teresa (as Paula Garces)
Monica Keena ... Evie
Vanessa Ferlito ... Heather
Kelli Garner ... Barb
Anne Archer ... Professor Molly McCarthy
Brian Van Holt ... Eddie Zane
Shea Whigham ... Ranger Holt
Terry Dale Parks ... Ranger Riggs (as Terry Parks)
R. Lee Ermey ... Captain Nichols
Paget Brewster ... Binky
Shannon Woodward ... Emma (as Shannon Marie Woodward)
Liz Vassey ... Maggie Swanson


Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women. Written by Anonymous

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Protecting witnesses is a challenge. Living with them is impossible.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheer Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,917,251, 27 February 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,699,706, 7 April 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,577,624, 18 September 2005
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie, and its namesake, Man of the House (1995) with Chevy Chase, have the song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory playing in the background. See more »


At the Hex, Tommy Lee Jones is holding a candle that goes out and is re-lit. The candle is short at this point. Near the end of the scene he holds the candle up and it's much longer. See more »


Anne: Look, you guys, we've got a game on Saturday...
Evie: Yeah!
Anne: ...and don't even think about telling us we're not going!
Roland Sharp: You're not going!
Heather: [urgent whisper] Tell him, Anne.
Anne: As captain of the squad, it is my duty to inform you that if you wanna stop us from cheerleading,
[folds arms]
Anne: you're gonna have to pry the pom-poms from our cold dead hands.
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Wabash Cannonball
Traditional, attributed to J.A. Roff (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as written by A.P. Carter]
Performed by The University of Texas Longhorn Band
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A misunderstood gem of a movie.
20 July 2005 | by noetorresSee all my reviews

Such scathing reviews and misguided attempts at deep analysis -- all for a simple little Texas comedy! Really! Maybe it's a Texas thing, but I stand aghast at how far off target the negative reviews are. Highlighted by the tremendously funny deadpan humor of Tommy Lee Jones, "Man of the House" is a gem of a lighthearted film that does a great job of tapping into the energy of all things Texan and all things Austin. It's a mistake to expect a serious movie, as the corny, oddball stuff that happens is just a setup for Tommy Lee. Give us a break with this "University of Mordor" and "silly cheerleader film" stuff - this movie is a Texas-sized barrel of laughs! Go look for metaphysical truths in other movies -- put Willie Nelson on, invite some friends over, grab a Shiner Bock, and prepare to roll on the floor with laughter....

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