Problem Child

Synopsis: The story of a seven-year-old mischievous orphan boy named Junior. He is hardly a model child; mean-spirited and incorrigible. One day, he is adopted by a loving man along with his obnoxious wife named Ben Healy and Flo Healy. Ever since Junior comes into their lives, he turns ordinary days into full-scale comic nightmares! He also leaves a path of serious destruction in his wake, and is even pen pals with Martin Beck (A.K.A. The Bow Tie Killer, a notorious serial killer who kidnaps his faithful correspondent, along with Flo). And now it's up to Ben as he undertakes a rescue mission to get Junior back from Beck before he plans on hurting him.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Dennis Dugan
Production: Universal Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

Sister, I'm all packed to go.

There's my favourite little boy.

I'm going to miss you so much.

Miss him? Where's he going?

Haven't you heard? I'm getting adopted. I got

a new mommy and daddy and they're so nice.

- Really?

- Yes.

Good little boys get good homes.

Bad little boys get something else.

Big deal. If you have to be a creep

like Freddy, I don't want a family.

...a man described as evil incarnate,

a man called "the fiend of the century".

Where are my cartoons?

They did me wrongl They had it comingl

- All 34?

- You bet they didl

This guy's pretty popular.

He's on every channel.

Since he escaped, residents of the bordering

states have been afraid to leave their home.

Beck, known infamously as the Bow Tie

Killer, was recaptured this afternoon

and is now on his way back to federal prison.

I'm not a bad guyl I'm just misunderstoodl

Nobody cares about me but mel

What a good-looking guy.

Because of this attempted prison break,

Beck would have to serve additional time.

When he is returned to the federal prison,

Beck will be placed under...

Do you see him?

There's our boy!

Oh, honey!

You guys, I'm so excited!

Have a good day, honey.

Why don't you take a look at this adoption

literature? We can talk about it tonight.

Why don't you? I don't wear second-hand

clothes and I won't have a second-hand kid.

- Adoption is out!

- OK, all right.


Welcome to Big Ben's,

the sporting goods store that has everything.

Sporting goods

made by Americans for Americans.

My fellow Americans,

don't forget to vote for Big Ben for Mayorl

- Mister, do you work here?

- I sure do. How can I help you?

I'm looking for a canteen

with a compass on it.

I saw your commercial

and they said you have everything.

You bet we do. This is Big Ben's.

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Scott Alexander

Scott Alexander was born on June 16, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for 1408 (2007), Ed Wood (1994) and Man on the Moon (1999). more…

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