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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Sam Harper, Craig Titley (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Tom Baker
Eugene Levy ... Jimmy Murtaugh
Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker
Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker
Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker-McNulty
Carmen Electra ... Sarina Murtaugh
Jaime King ... Anne Murtaugh
Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker
Taylor Lautner ... Eliot Murtaugh
Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker
Jonathan Bennett ... Bud McNulty
Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker
Morgan York ... Kim Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker
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Storyline

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

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This Christmas, you better watch out! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Events in the Labor Day Cup included: the Egg Toss, Wheelbarrow Race, Diving, Sack Race, Archery, Egg and Spoon Race, Water Treadmill, Volleyball, and the Tie-breaker Canoe Race. Not seen, but shown on the scoreboard were: Tug-O-War, Baseball Dunk, and Water Skiing. See more »

Goofs

When the Baker kids are speaking to the chef at the clam bake, he has a clam puff in his tongs when the kids insult him and then no clam puff is visible in his tongs in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Kate 'Mom' Baker: Honey you actually bought that shirt?
Tom Baker: Hey every dad is entitled to one hideous shirt, and one horrible sweater. It's part of the dad code.
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Connections

Referenced in Poor Paul: There's a Fire Down Below (2009) See more »

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Die Walküre
Written by Richard Wagner
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This move does have a good message and will probably be fun for the whole family, but do not expect a gut-buster.
19 December 2005 | by Movieguy_blogs_comSee all my reviews

In 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2' Steve Martin plays Tom Baker, a dad with 12 kids. Now that they are beginning to grow up, he wants to have one last family trip to Lake Winnetka. But things have changed; most of Lake Winnetka has been bought up by Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy). The Murtaughs are old rivals of the Bakers and the competition bug is sparked between Tom and Jimmy. Now both families are pulled into a rivalry among dads. But can they ever grow up?

This is a fun family movie and about the same as the original. I think the laughs are few and far between. I have come to expect a lot out of Eugene Levy. Unfortunately, he does not deliver the comedic performance I have come to expect. Steve Martin is not bad, but not great either.

This move does have a good message and will probably be fun for the whole family, but do not expect a gut-buster. It will be more of a tear-jerker.


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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,309,387, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$82,571,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,154,568
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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)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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