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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Baker
... Kate Baker
... Nora Baker
... Charlie Baker
... Lorraine Baker
... Henry Baker
... Sarah Baker
... Jake Baker
... Jessica Baker
... Kim Baker
... Mark Baker
... Mike Baker
... Nigel Baker
... Kyle Baker
... 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 »

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Im Dutzend billiger  »

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

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Trivia

At the beginning of the movie, Kate reveals the title of her new book to be "Cheaper By The Dozen". Although this movie is loosely based on a book by that title about a real-life family, the book was written by one of the sons, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., along with his sister, Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Although this film is based on that same book that inspired the 1950 film (Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)), the only element it retains from the original is the idea of there being 12 children in one family. Even the names of the characters are changed. See more »

Goofs

After the kids vote to move, Tom is lying on the bed reading them out to Kate. There are 14 votes and only 11 of the kids voted. However, it is likely that Nora, Tom and Kate also voted. See more »

Quotes

Nora: I've searched everywhere. Nothing.
Tom: Where's Hank?
Nora: He's not going to make the cut.
Tom: I hope the family isn't to blame.
Nora: [smiles] They're totally to blame.
[hug]
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Rockin' Robin
Written by Leon René (as Jimmie Thomas)
Performed by Jackson 5
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Hank Rules + Info
8 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cheaper By The Dozen is a great family fun movie. It is about a large family, (The Bakers') who have twelve children and they have to juggle their careers and being a parent. They move from their small old house to a very large house in a suburban street because the father (Martin) gets a great job opportunity that would be following his life long dream, but at the same time his wife (Hunt) also gets a great chance at her dream of being a published writer and she has to travel and be away from her kids. The comedy is very fun and exciting as the children like to plot against their eldest sister's (Perabo) boyfriend Hank (Kutcher) and his "money making face".

Hank is a very funny character and he brightens up this fun-filled comedy with his witty comments and his selfish attitude.

In the end the family realise that having money doesn't necessarily make you happier.

This movie was good and would have been even better if Hank was in it more as he brightens this light - hearted comedy.


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