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Problem Child 2 (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 3 July 1991 (USA)
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The worst child in the world makes an unthinkable discovery - there is another child even worse than him, and that's a girl.

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Brian Levant

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Scott Alexander (characters), Larry Karaszewski (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ritter ... Ben Healy
Michael Oliver ... Junior Healy
Jack Warden ... 'Big' Ben Healy
Laraine Newman ... Lawanda Dumore
Amy Yasbeck ... Annie Young
Ivyann Schwan ... Trixie Young
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Peabody
Paul Willson ... Smith
Alan Blumenfeld ... Aron Burger
Charlene Tilton ... Debbie Claukinski
James Tolkan ... Mr. Thorn
Martha Quinn Martha Quinn ... Emily
Zach Grenier ... Voytek
Eric Edwards ... Murph
Krystle Mataras Krystle Mataras ... Dolly (as Krystal Mataras)
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Storyline

Junior's back in his first adventure since his last! Junior and Ben move to Mortville which seems like the perfect town to live in. The Healys have a nice new house--and Junior get's a cool new room! And young women have formed a line at Ben's door in order to get a piece of him (romantically). Ben does feel he should get remarried so Junior can have a mom, so while Junior adjusts to his new school which includes a little girl who's as bratty as Junior and a teenage brain-dead ignoramous bully in Junior's sixth grade class, Ben finds some dates, which Junior sends running for the hills, in the meantime Junior pulls his infamous tricks on people: blowing up barbecues, taping the bully to the chalkboard, videotaping his babysitter and her boyfriend having sex and broadcasting it for the whole neighborhood to see, same old same old. Meanwhile, Ben meets the gorgeous school nurse (after the school's satellite dish get's pushed on his head) and they, well he, believes it's love at first ... Written by Dylan Self <Robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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This summer, Junior has a brand new friend. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorable criatura 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,372,880, 7 July 1991

Gross USA:

$25,104,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,704,700
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(extended)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In 1999, John Ritter married Amy Yasbeck in real life. See more »

Goofs

During Junior's attempts to vandalize the portrait of Annie, he instantly recognizes Trixie when she shows up to torment him - but the two have no apparent way of knowing each other yet, unless you count the too brief "balloon pop" scene at the beginning of the movie. This is because of a deleted scene from Junior's first day of school, in which she puts a sign on Junior, leading to his being tormented (this scene is in the USA Network version of the film, but no DVD or home video release.) See more »

Quotes

Trixie: You're gonna wish you'd never been born.
Junior: Ooh! I'm really scared. I'm being threatened by the Tidy Bowl girl!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on network television additional deleted scenes were added in to pad out time and edit out questionable content. The following is a list of the scenes. 1. When Junior enters the school, he asks Trixie for directions to the principal's office, she secretly puts a "kick me" sign on Junior's back. 2. Ben and Junior are seen in their living room recovering from their concussions. When Ben goes into the kitchen to try to find more ice, he asks Junior what happened to his head and Junior says a girl did it and that women are crazy. Ben tells him not all women are crazy and notices Charlene Tilton's character doing yoga exercises next to a street pole. Ben goes outside to assist,causing Junior to make a vow to save him from the single women in the neighborhood. 3. A dialog scene before Big Ben notices that Dolly and Madison are selling his own clothes has him walking out of the house talking to a client on his cell phone which shortly after, the client angrily hangs up on him. 4. Another dialog scene occurs after LaWanda leaves their house when Big Ben explains that LaWanda is nuts over Ben. Junior tries to explain to his dad that he doesn't trust her but Ben verbally warns him not to talk about it as they made an agreement that Ben would spend more time with Junior as long as he behaves. 5. Additional scenes occur during the school's open house which has Murph pigging out at the refreshment table as well as Ben trying to explain to Annie that he could help her out with any problems that she has but Annie objects and tells Ben he wouldn't be able to. 6. Junior is in Annie's office with a nasty scratch on his arm. After she treats it she gets a call that Trixie stole their neighbor's station wagon and drove it through their house. Annie agrees to talk to her about it over dinner at Pizzarific. When Junior comes home he finds a stunned Ben telling him that LaWanda is in the hospital for rabies, a continuation of a sequence earlier where he switches her blood test with a rabid dog. 7. When Ben finds Junior missing, he gets a call from Annie saying Trixie is missing too. As Ben goes downstairs he trips over a bound-and-gagged Big Ben who is tied-up on the floor. See more »

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Soundtracks

Turtle Death
From the motion picture My Blue Heaven (1990)
Written and Performed by Ira Newborn
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Inc.
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the house that Ben and Junior moved into
29 March 2006 | by s_flynn-1See all my reviews

First of all, I gotta say that although Junior was a Problem Child, he was a kid who needed to be loved after all he has been through. That's my opinion.

Now here are my comments. They're all about the house that Ben and Junior moved into. When Junior and his father Ben Healy move to Mortville, they get a really nice new house. The house looks so nice and it looks like a real home. And Junior gets such a cool bedroom with planets on the wall, a space shuttle bunkbed, and other great stuff. Also, the house itself was really cool because of the video arcade games, a pinball machine, and a pool table. A house like that sure would be lovely to have. But unfortunately, when Ben and Junior are gone out for a whole fun day, LaWanda Dumore, the greedy rich woman who Ben wants to marry but ends up falling out of love with her at the end, she comes to the house after Ben and Junior are gone and she changes the look of the entire house, and the house then looks really terrible and fake. Poor Junior has a bad bedroom then. It's a bedroom full of clowns, and a circus cage bed. Not a good bedroom for Junior.

Well, that's all my comments. I hope you people who love the movie find my comment helpful.


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