Mr. Mom

July 22nd, 1983







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Plot
Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works...

Release Year: 1983

Rating: 6.2/10 (9,257 voted)

Director: Stan Dragoti

Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler

Storyline
Jack and Caroline are a couple making a decent living when Jack suddenly loses his job. They agree that he should stay at home and look after the house while Caroline works. It's just that he's never done it before, and really doesn't have a clue.

Cast:
Michael Keaton - Jack
Teri Garr - Caroline
Fred Koehler - Alex (as Frederick Koehler)
Taliesin Jaffe - Kenny
Courtney White - Megan
Brittany White - Megan
Martin Mull - Ron
Ann Jillian - Joan
Jeffrey Tambor - Jinx
Christopher Lloyd - Larry
Tom Leopold - Stan
Graham Jarvis - Humphries
Carolyn Seymour - Eve
Michael Alaimo - Bert
Valri Bromfield - Doris

Taglines: Caroline's a rising executive. Jack just lost his job. Jack's going to have to start from the bottom up.



Details

Official Website: MGM |

Release Date: 22 July 1983

Filming Locations: 1050 Arden Road, Pasadena, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $947,197 (USA) (24 July 1983) (126 Screens)

Gross: $64,800,000 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Argentina:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The music playing in the background of the last scene is actually the overture from Patton.

Goofs:
Continuity: While Ron is flipping through the radio stations in Caroline's hotel room, you can hear the same DJ prattle that was on the kids' radio at the beginning of the movie.

Quotes:
Annette: [as Jack is driving away from the super market] He's married!
Joan: So were we once!



User Review

One of my family's all-time favorities

Rating:

Of all comedies that I have seen in my 23 years, "Mr. Mom" has got to be one of the best and funniest of them all. I have been a fan of this movie since I was about 4 years old! To be exact, I think I taped three different copies on cable and network until I bought it on video and finally on DVD!

Michael Keaton plays Jack Butler, who, along with several co-workers, loses his job at an auto plant due to layoffs. To make ends meet, wife Caroline (Teri Garr) gets a job at an advertising agency, and he stays home with the kids. Easy, right? Absolutely not! From out of control vacuum cleaners, washing machines and toasters, to the neighborhood ladies, including Joan (Ann Jillian), who has her eye on Jack, running the household is horrendous. On top of this, Caroline is climbing the corporate ladder. But success comes with a price in the form of long hours, travel, and persistence from boss Ron (Martin Mull), who sets his sights on Caroline. Can Jack and Caroline keep the family together despite these woes?

It is my belief that "Mr. Mom" is one of the best comedies of all time, and features Michael Keaton and Teri Garr at their best. People of all ages should see this movie. It shows how successful familial role revearsals have the power to be, and demonstrates how to challenge previous stereotypes about career and family. A great film not to be missed!









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