Man of the House

February 25th, 2005


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Quentin Tarantino & James Vincent at the University Of Texas on the set of 'Cheer Up'.

A Texas Ranger must protect a group of cheerleaders who have witnessed a murder.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.2/10 (10,152 voted)

Critic's Score: 35/100

Director: Stephen Herek

Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Kelli Garner

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women.

Writers: John J. McLaughlin, Scott Lobdell

Tommy Lee Jones - Ranger Roland Sharp
Cedric the Entertainer - Percy Stevens
Christina Milian - Anne
Paula Garcés - Teresa (as Paula Garces)
Monica Keena - Evie
Vanessa Ferlito - Heather
Kelli Garner - Barbara 'Barb' Thompson
Anne Archer - Professor Molly McCarthy
Brian Van Holt - Agent Eddie Zane
Shea Whigham - Ranger Holt
Terrence Parks - Ranger Riggs (as Terry Parks)
R. Lee Ermey - Captain Nichols
Paget Brewster - Binky Beauregard
Shannon Woodward - Emma Sharp
Liz Vassey - Maggie Swanson

Taglines: Protecting witnesses is a challenge. Living with them is impossible.


Official Website: Sony Pictures [uk] | Sony Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 25 February 2005

Filming Locations: Austin, Texas, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,917,251 (USA) (27 February 2005) (2422 Screens)

Gross: $21,577,624 (Worldwide) (18 September 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

While filming a chase scene, a bus ended up rolling over a camera and crushing it.

Continuity: When Roland and Heather are talking and the newspaper is on the table with the story about Roland's partner being wounded, Heather's hair goes from neat and combed to unkempt in successive shots.

Roland Sharp: ...and you couldn't possibly be talking about my mother, because my mother is allergic to dogs!

User Review

So Sue Me

Rating: 6/10

No, it wasn't Oscar material. It wasn't even comedic genius. But it will make you smile and laugh and you will be entertained.

Tommy Lee Jones turns in his customary performance as a blunt, laconic albeit lovable curmudgeon. The plot is predictable, but then this isn't a Shakespearean tragedy, so how involved is it supposed to be? The girls are cute, little, perky provide enough eye candy to send you into diabetic shock. Of course, I could have done without the Texas Longhorn connection being a USC graduate and all. But that aside, I smiled, and I laughed, and when it was over, I felt good.

So sue me.