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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.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheer Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Piru, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where the girls are taken to a roller skating rink, Barb is the only one not wearing roller skates, she has on a pair of black rollerblades. See more »

Goofs

When Heather is talking to Sharp, she says that Full Metal Jacket is her favorite movie, but goofs on where Private Joker's "Born to Kill" and his peace symbol are located. She claims that there is one on each side of his helmet. In reality, the "Born to Kill is on the front of his helmet while the peace symbol is a pin on his collar. See more »

Quotes

Heather: [Barb is playing with her breasts in front of a mirror in an interrogation room] That is a two-way mirror, girl. People are watching you!
Barb: I know!
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Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Moon Rising
Written by John Fogerty (as John C. Fogerty)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy Inc.
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Tommy Lee Jones - a treat for the Mature Woman!
26 February 2005 | by AustinKatAnneSee all my reviews

Ridiculous premise? Absolutely.

Predictable plot line? Unfortunately.

But I'll tell you what, when I saw this movie, the solidly-packed audience found it quite hilarious, and so did I. Of course, the Austin setting was a plus for me, and it was the first movie filmed around UT that was allowed to use the name and logos. It was fun to see local landmarks including Buffalo Billiards, Threadgill's, the campus and the Governor's mansion, but how could Tommy Lee Jones go to Threadgill's and leave without eating one deep-fried dill pickle??

I made a unofficial poll of the women that I know who are over 40 years of age, and every single one said , " I LOVE Tommy Lee Jones!" If that is part of his demographic, this movie should do really well, with TLJ delivering zingers in that cowboy voice, admitting to his 55+ years, and keeping his smiles for the womanly Anne Archer while wrangling the herd of young cheerleaders.

The supporting cast was also fun to watch - just remember this is not a film - it's a MOVIE!


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