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Problem Child (1990)
Problem Child
Actors: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck
Director: Dennis Dugan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2001     1hr 21min


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Actors: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried, Amy Yasbeck
Director: Dennis Dugan
Creators: Peter Lyons Collister, Daniel P. Hanley, James D. Brubaker, Michael Torres, Robert Simonds, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2001
Original Release Date: 07/27/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 07/27/1990
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Pure Fun - A Treat!
R. Diaz | Orlando, FL United States | 01/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I know, I know, 5 stars???!!! To me yes, 5 stars... If it makes me laugh out loud it get's 5 stars. Why? These movies can be watched again and again without seeming stale to me. Finally, these movies are available on DVD. These movies are pure silliness, but loads of fun. Ok, it's not art, but I laughed my butt off throughout the whole movie(s). It's nice to see that Ritter will be remembered - he was a joy to watch in these two films. I would compare these movies to Dennis the Menace (Dir. by John Hughes). Special scenes to my heart are Martha Quinn (yes, the MTV VJ Martha Quinn) blind date; the food fight in the Bubble Room (in Maitland/Orlando FL -The Bubble Room closed down a few years ago, and it's nice to see it is preserved in this movie); and Lorraine Newmann (from the Not Ready for Time Prime Players aka Saturday Night Live Original Member) wedding scenes. Pure Fun -Pure joy!"
Micheal Hunt | Hellbourne | 04/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was a little kid, probably younger then Junior when I first saw this movie. I never saw it as a PG rated movie, to me at the time it was kind of a naughty movie that somehow I was getting away with watching, almost being a mischievous kid myself by getting away with watching it. Now, I look back on it with fond memories and how I was probably influenced myself by these movie when I was in school. Tho none of us who where wild child's could say they drove a car through a store window, hung nuns out to fly, electrocuted the neighbours, torched there room, led a bear to the camp site, threw the birthday girls presents into the pool or drove heavy machinery into a wedding, we where guilty of a few things Junior and Trixie get up to in these movies. Junior may not be everybody's idea of a fun movie, but I saw him as the kind of kid that was doing what some kids where imagining, sure, there probably ex-cons by the 4th grade, but ya gotta have a sense of humour.

The 2 movies are placed onto the one disc (same side). There are a few trailers to get through first, and then you have the option for part 1 or 2. Unfortunately there are not any bonus features. I know there are plenty of deleted scenes, you only have to see the trailer once to know that, and what I really would have liked is an audio commentary and a "where are they now" clip. I always wondered who the juniors in the beginning where? Where they related to the main actor, or where they look a likes at younger ages? And what ever happened to the kid who played Junior? Also, a bit about how Amy Yasbeck ( Flo Healy / Annie Young) met her husband , John Ritter(R.I.P) (Little Ben Healy) for the first time on the set of this very movie! Hopefully, one day they will make a special edition for Problem Child, but for now this will do. 2 of 3, and the best of the 2 one disc is a good deal. Both movies are equally funny, which proves the theory that sequels are never as good as the original, wrong!

Problem Child 3 was a lame movie that shouldn't have been made, so take these two great movies for the kids, and maybe the adults might get a kick out of it, too!?"
Move over Bart Simpson, here comes Junior Healy!
bart | Framingham, MA | 08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Problem Child is an all time fun movie to watch. Micheal Oliver does a tremendous job playing Junior Healy, a devilish child who creates chaos for particularly no reason at all. Even as a child, he placed under the door steps of many familys because nobody wants him. Even in the orphanage, the nuns want to get rid of him and threaten one of their employees , Mr. Peabody (Gilbert Godfred who happens to be a huge loud mouth like Chris Tucker), to make sure it gets done or he gets fired.Anyway, the story is also about a couple by the name of Flo (Amy Yasbeck) and "little Ben" Healy who really want a child. Flo is a real pain in the neck and Ben's dad ,"BIG Ben" healy, totally hates him. studies have shown it can't be possible for them to give birth to a child but they can adopt one. Mr. Peabody tricks them into thinking that junior is a good boy and that is just the beggining. Junior makes things a living hell and at the same time junior's "hero" ,Martin Beck (Micheal Richards) who happens to be wanted criminal, wants to find JR and be partners in crime with him because he thinks junior is an x-con.
This movie will bring you lots of laughs. This is one movie you can't miss. If you thought kids like Dennis Mitchell (Dennis the Menace kid)or Bart Simpson were america's #1 brats, well think again because this movie just might change your mind. Buy this because it is going to be worth it!"
We all know it is a dumb movie but don't take it seriously.
J. Puleo | 11/23/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"What is the problem with people who hate this movie so bad what is so horrible about this film? I laugh everytime I see this movie it is very fun to watch not boring but I admit the some of the story is rather stupid but you have to expect it with a movie like this. I have seen so many more stupiter movies than this. Of course all of you people can complain that if you like this movie you have some serious issues SHUT UP! John Ritter was good with kids in it and the other actors were alright but have a light heart while watching it don't take the film seriously just sit back and laugh at it it is a fun movie. And some other reviewer said that they got physically ill after watching this movie What the hell is that all about? I really cannot think of one thing that can be so bad in this movie that makes people hate Problem Child so bad it is a funny movie."