Man of the House (2005)
IMDb Rating 5.4
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Tommy Lee Jones Roland Sharp
Cedric the Entertainer Percy Stevens
Christina Milian Anne
Paula Garcés Teresa (as Paula Garces)
Monica Keena Evie
Vanessa Ferlito Heather
Kelli Garner Barb
Anne Archer Professor Molly McCarthy
Brian Van Holt Eddie Zane
Shea Whigham Ranger Holt
R. Lee Ermey
Paula Garces
Let's face it, sometimes you just want to watch some fluff. The ever-expanding subgenre of cheerleader cinema offers dependable fluff, of which Man of the House is a shiny, frivolous example. After a multiethnic cheerleading squad witnesses a mob execution, Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive, Men in Black) is assigned to protect them. That's all you need to know--a formulaic plot follows, but the filmmakers recognizes that the formula is known by all so they doesn't waste time with unnecessary exposition. Instead, we go straight to amusing scenes of Sharp teaching the unruly (and scantily clad) girls some discipline and the girls teaching Sharp to loosen up and forge a better relationship with his estranged daughter. It's a one-joke movie, but thanks to Jones' leathery hound-dog face and cowpoke gravitas, the contrast between the girls and Sharp keeps being funny. Of its kind, Man of the House isn't in the same league as Bring It On (pretty much the ne plus ultra of cheerleader movies), but it's head and shoulders over the likes of Sugar & Spice. Also featuring Cedric the Entertainer (Barbershop), Anne Archer (Fatal Attraction), and R. Lee Ermey(Full Metal Jacket). --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy
Director Stephen Herek
Producer Todd Garner; Steven Reuther
Writer John J. McLaughlin; Scott Lobdell; Robert Ramsey; Matthew Stone
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 100 mins
Movie Release Date 2/25/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 650
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/26/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396031708
Release Date 7/19/2005
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Making of Man of the House
Cheer Camp Featurette
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