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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

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

The Gilbreth family on whom the film was based had 6 boys and 6 girls. Also, they did not have any twins. All the children were single births and the father regretted this because he felt multiple births to be more efficient. See more »

Goofs

After the kids are grounded, there is an overhead shot of Mark laying in bed. In this shot Mark's glasses are nowhere to be seen, but when he rolls over and looks at the photo of him and Kate, his glasses are in front of the photo. See more »

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Tom: I promise you. We will be a happier, stronger family.
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A perfect example in how to torture children
8 October 2018 | by bellino-angelo2014See all my reviews

First, I hoped to rate this movie zero but one is the lowest score IMDB has.

It's not possible to create a remake completely unlike the original and despicable like this one. It was so bad I had to force my mother to leave the theater 30 minutes before the end!

So why this movie SUCKS? Gone are the charm and sweetness of the 1950 original. It looks like the idea for the original movie escaped out of the window. Instead this movie is stupid and lame. Thrre are too many moments to count but I will give only two examples: three of the children begin playing hockey at home and one of the kids along with the dad suddenly hangs from the chandelier eventually destroying it: and three other kids put Ashton Kutcher's underpants in meat gravy and let their dog biting his crotch (WOW a funny scene in a kids movie!).

The only advice I can give here is to watch the 1950 original with Clifton Webb and then... tell yourself they never made a remake. If this doesn't work, repeat it to yourself almost 1000 times for your own sake!


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