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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.

Director:

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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Growing pains? They've got twelve of them! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Alan Ruck is best known as Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). His character Bill lives in Evanston. The shooting location for Ferris Bueller's house was in Evanston. See more »

Goofs

At the end when the family runs across the field to coach Baker, Charlie picks up one twin in each arm. In the next shot he picks up one twin again, but doesn't pick the other one up. See more »

Quotes

Jake: Dude, two words: need new skates.
Kate: Dude, three words: paper route.
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Crazy Credits

Over the first part of the credits, we see outtakes. See more »

Connections

Version of Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) See more »

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Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by Fountains of Wayne
Produced by Fountains of Wayne and Mike Denneen
Fountains of Wayne performs courtesy of S-Curve Records
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Amusing family comedy
31 December 2003 | by Spanner-2See all my reviews

A fairly amusing family comedy, with almost no relation to the book or the earlier film with this title. Steve Martin plays the father of the group of 12 kids who uproots them all to move to the big city where a football coaching job awaits.. suddenly the mom (an amusingly bemused Bonnie Hunt) gets called away on a book tour and dad has to raise all the kids himself. Interesting casting has Piper Perabo (star of the gloriously underrated "Coyote Ugly") as the oldest daughter, Hillary Duff as the teenage daughter, Tom Welling (of TV's "Smallville") as the oldest son and Ashton Kutcher taking an unbilled role as Piper's live-in boyfriend.. and poking fun at himself in the process. The rest of the kids are mostly of the unknown but cute variety,... and the kids get most of the laughs with their various schemes and screw ups along with Martin's reactions to it all. The ending drags a bit as things start to get serious and the family is on the verge of falling apart, but as long as it sticks to the pratfalls the film can be very amusing. GRADE: B


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheaper by the Dozen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,557,647, 28 December 2003

Gross USA:

$138,614,544

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,538,630
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Technical Specs

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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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