Problem Child

Problem Child

Director: Dennis Dugan Cast: John Ritter, Michael Oliver, Amy Yasbeck


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An adoptive parent discovers that some children are given up by their biological parents for very good reasons in this dark comedy. Ben Healy (John Ritter) is a pleasant but brow-beaten yuppie working for his father Big Ben (Jack Warden), a tyrannical sporting goods dealer. Ben would love to have a son, but his wife Flo (Amy Yasbeck) has been unable to conceive. Ben approaches less-than-scrupulous adoption agent Igor Peabody (Gilbert Gottfried) with his dilemma, and Igor presents Ben and Flo with a cute seven-year-old boy, Junior (Michael Oliver). However, Junior is hardly a model child; mean-spirited and incorrigible, the child leaves a path of serious destruction in his wake, and is even pen pals with Martin Beck (Michael Richards), a notorious serial killer. After the cat ends up in the hospital, the house catches on fire, and Junior displays his effective but unethical method for winning in Little League, Ben is having serious doubts about Junior when Beck escapes from jail and decides to kidnap his faithful correspondent, along with Junior's new mom. Problem Child proved to be a major box office success, spawning two sequels and a TV series.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2017
UPC: 0025192392573
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG
Source: Universal Studios
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:21:00
Sales rank: 29,842

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Ritter Ben Healy
Michael Oliver Junior
Amy Yasbeck Flo Healy
Gilbert Gottfried Mr. Igor Peabody
Jack Warden Big Ben Healy Sr.
Michael Richards Martin Beck
Peter Jurasik Roy
Philip Hjin Mr. Yangita
Eiichi Edward Kawanbe Mr. Mitsui
Josef Kolb Kid No. 5
Joshua Martin Shortstop
Valerie McCaffrey Actor
Nancy Nayor Actor
Lico Reyes Pedro
Kerry Von Erich Neo Natzi
Charlotte Akin Lorraine
Anna Marie Allred Kid #3
Adam Anderly Catcher
Robert A. Anderson Boy in Chair
Cody Beard Second Baseman
Jordan Burton Kid #1
Eli Cummins Umpire
John Davies Paramedic
Vince Davis Clown
Dennis Dugan All-American Dad
Justin Elledge Freddy
Eric Elterman All-American Boy
Ward Emling Mr. Henderson
John Galt Warden
Corki Grazer Sister Mary
Vernon Grote Guard #2
Helena Humann Mother Superior
Judy Jones Anchorperson
Melody Jones Sister Abigail
Danny Kamekona Mr. Hirohito
Colby Kline Lucy
Hugh Lampman Master of Ceremonies
Ellen Locy Nun #2
Kristen Lowman Mrs. Henderson
Melissa Martin Friend No. 1
Willie Minor Guard #1
Norma Moore Sister Samantha
John O'Connell Psychiatrist
Kristy Lynne Patrick Kid #2
Eric Poppick Dr. Strauss
Dennis Redfield Cameraman
Florence Schauffler Mrs. Perkins
Shaun Shimoda Kinjo Hirohito
Garry Smith Angry Little Person
Josh Stoppelwerth Kid #4
Al Trejo Policeman
Alex Utroska Kid in Dugout
Jack Willis Regular Joe
Ed Yeager Jim O'Conner
Jessica Zucha Serious Girl
June Foray Actor

Technical Credits
Dennis Dugan Director
Scott Alexander Screenwriter
Jack Bennett Special Effects
Michael Bingham Art Director
Mars Bonfire Songwriter
James D. Brubaker Executive Producer,Production Designer
Peter Lyons Collister Cinematographer
John Connolly Screenwriter
George Costello Production Designer
Mickey Gilbert Stunts
Wally Gold Songwriter
Miles Goodman Score Composer
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Daniel Hanley Editor
Michael Hill Editor
Larry Karaszewski Screenwriter
Eileen Kennedy Costumes/Costume Designer
David Loucka Screenwriter
Denise Pizzini Set Decoration/Design
Robert Simonds Producer
George Thorogood Songwriter
Michael Torres Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Problem Child
1. Scene 1 [3:51]
2. Scene 2 [4:39]
3. Scene 3 [4:01]
4. Scene 4 [5:10]
5. Scene 5 [3:47]
6. Scene 6 [3:23]
7. Scene 7 [5:31]
8. Scene 8 [3:26]
9. Scene 9 [7:54]
10. Scene 10 [3:35]
11. Scene 11 [3:54]
12. Scene 12 [5:10]
13. Scene 13 [5:21]
14. Scene 14 [3:41]
15. Scene 15 [5:22]
16. Scene 16 [3:30]
17. Scene 17 [3:44]
18. Scene 18 [4:37]

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Problem Child 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
I love this movie. I can watch it and just laugh. it may have crude humor and language but hey its a great movie!!!