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Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers (2004)

The Seaver parents sell their house and plan to retire.

Director:

Joanna Kerns

Writers:

Neal Marlens (television series), Christina Lynch | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Thicke ... Dr. Jason Seaver
Joanna Kerns ... Maggie Seaver
Kirk Cameron ... Mike Seaver
Tracey Gold ... Carol Seaver
Jeremy Miller ... Ben Seaver
Ashley Johnson ... Chrissy Seaver
Chelsea Noble ... Kate Seaver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Alonso ... Mickey
Michael Arata ... Exterminator
Evan Arnold ... Richie Franzkopper
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Fiona
P.J. Davis P.J. Davis ... Fiona
Justin DuBose Justin DuBose ... Robbie Seaver
Mi'cah Ducros Mi'cah Ducros ... Sara
Maggie Eldred ... Travel Agent
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Storyline

The Seaver parents try to sell their house to retire but Mike and his sister Carol try to block the sale but Ben needs the sale with his job now as a real estate agent. Chrissy just wants her parents to move so she can become a singer. Written by Mark Cameron

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Comedy | Family

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Growing Pains II: Home Equity See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mike's cell phone has a musical ringtone, and once, when it rings at the Seaver house, Carol tells him, "You know, that's really annoying." The ringtone on Mike's phone is "As Long As We Got Each Other," the "Growing Pains" TV theme. See more »

Quotes

[Mike's phone rings with the first six notes of the theme song]
Carol Seaver: Ugh, that is *so* annoying!
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Follows Growing Pains (1985) See more »

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Not bad, hit home for sure.
16 October 2004 | by thepunisher456See all my reviews

OK, sitcom reunions, never a good thing. we all know this from little turds like the facts of life reunion and others to hit the reunion graveyard. the growing pains reunion of a few years ago is possibly one of very few reunions to not land face flat, it was as if, we hadn't missed a thing.

in this one, the parents are moving, and the movie opens up with them packing up the odds and ends to prepare for the big move. during this first scene and the ten minutes or so to follow, we are exposed to more cheese and clichés than we can stand to see, and we become worried about whether or not these actors knew what kind of humiliation might become of this TV movie.

the movie doesn't go very far, the whole thing takes place in one day, a bold move used usually in thrillers or half hour shows, however, more events than could ever occur in one day (since this is fiction) do occur.

the script? it seems well written, but under pressure. it holds a lot of elements used in your average romance-family feature. there are never times where you are tempted to chuckle along with the parts you know you're supposed to laugh at, but the story and the events are what really involve the audience. my personal favorite parts, the parts that made me burst into laughter, usually involved the always well-done brother/sister chemistry between Mike (Cameron) and Carol (Gold). another thing i enjoyed personally, that i really admire the actor's ability to make work was the mentioning the story from the audiences point-of-view. Jason Seaver makes a reference to Mike about "...166 episodes..."

on a scale of one to ten, a sure-fire 8.5/B+

this movie has a lot to offer, and is a great one to watch when the family gets together.


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