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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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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

In the discussion to get permission to attend the Hex rally, the girls list a series of celebrities who were cheerleaders, and the list ends with the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry (who appears in the movie). Perry attended Texas A&M, a school where they don't have cheerleaders. At A&M, the job is done by YELL-leaders. See more »

Goofs

Mid-way through the film, the courthouse is shown flying two flags from the same staff, with the Lone Star flag above the Stars & Stripes. Texas flag etiquette dictates that the state flag should never be flown higher than the national flag, out of deference. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Performed by Willie Nelson
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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