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Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

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With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

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Shawn Levy

Writers:

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. (novel) (as Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.), Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Tom Baker
Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker
Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker
Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker
Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker
Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker
Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker
Morgan York ... Kim Baker
Forrest Landis ... Mark Baker
Blake Woodruff ... Mike Baker
Brent Kinsman ... Nigel Baker
Shane Kinsman ... Kyle Baker
Paula Marshall ... Tina Shenk
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Storyline

The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

This Christmas The More... The Scarier! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Dutzend billiger See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,557,647, 28 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$138,614,544, 6 June 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,212,113
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Hank (Ashton Kutcher) gestures to his face ("This is the moneymaker!"), the motion he makes is the American Sign Language sign for "beautiful". See more »

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The first time the team meets Tom's kids, there are 2 different players wearing #62 and both are black. Moments later, when the team is outside practicing, you again see a player wearing #62 but now it's a white guy. See more »

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Nora: Oh honey, there just welcoming you into the family.
Hank: They set me on fire.
Nora: Just your pants.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi: 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana
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I hate this film for two reasons.
22 January 2013 | by graphicstyle7See all my reviews

I hate this film for two reasons:

1. Steve Martin is in it. Why? Why? Why? When did this very talented and funny man go from innovative genius to doofus in a stupid family movie? Really ruined his image for me.

2. OK, take a TRUE STORY which also happens to be an interesting piece of American history as well. Then take the (extremely well made) movie version from 1950, throw in the (also well done) sequel in as well. Chuck them all down the toilet and mix in stupid jokes, and you get this dreck.

Ew Ew Ew

When people look up the phrase "the dumbing down" of America, they should have a picture of the 2003 version of this film next to that phrase. Sums it up perfectly.


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