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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.

Director:

Brian Levant

Writers:

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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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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Trivia

Mortville, the town that Ben and Junior move to, is a reference to a town with the same name in which the John Waters film Desperate Living is set. See more »

Goofs

On Junior's first day of school he walks into school empty-handed but from the hallway on he has a bagged lunch. See more »

Quotes

Voytek: [picks up phone] Hello?
Junior: Are you the guy that married Debbie Claukinski?
Voytek: [sobbing] Yes. She took my house, my money and my pride.
Junior: Well, I thought you'd like to know, she found herself a new guy, and their out at the St. Pierre club, having fun at your expense.
Voytek: Who is this?
Junior: Just call me... a friend.
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Alternate Versions

Initial UK releases were cut for a PG rating (theatrical by 24s, video by 1m 10s). The video cuts were as follows:
  • [7 mins] In gas barbecue grill scene, after sight of propane gas cylinders, remove all sight of boy's hand turning on gas valves and then man reaching for matches under grid, resuming to see actual blast.
  • [35½ mins] In doormat electrocution sequence, remove sight of mat being moved under tap water and made wet in sink and all later shots of puddle outside on doormat to remove instructive detail that links water and electricity (inter-cut footage of bell re-wiring may remain).
  • [41 mins] After elderly man pulls out his belt, remove all sight of boy twirling chain sticks, resuming on man flying out bedroom window.
All cuts were waived in 2006. See more »

Connections

References Desperate Living (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal March
("Treulich geführt", from the 1850 opera "Lohengrin")
Composed by Richard Wagner
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Overall entertaining mindless sequel with memorable sequences.
3 January 2007 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

Watch it for what it is; an entertaining sequel about a problem child who meets his perfect sidekick.

The movie continues the misadventures of Junior Healy and how his stepfather, Ben Healy deals with him and his horrible attitude. But this time Junior is not alone; because his new cute female friend Trixie comes to his aid in order to stop Ben to marry Lawanda Dumore, a total witch. Join Junior, Trixie, Ben, 'Big Ben', and of course, Mr. Peabody in this entertaining and sometimes kitschy comedy.

I had a good time watching this one when I was a kid and nowadays, I take it for what it is; an entertaining sequel with the typical American comedy characters from family movies.

John Ritter as always is great. The man was an idol. Jack Warren also delivers a fine performance; R.I.P. Excellent actor.

The problem children are also great and display a great chemistry between them.

Mr. Peabody always delivers great laughs; the man can make you laugh only with his gestures.

I will never forget the huge crap that the dog takes, the vomit on the roller-coaster, the infamous food fight, and some other hilarious scenes. Well, this is a mindless entertaining movie for children.


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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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