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PG| 1 hr. 21 min.

Plot Summary
Ben (John Ritter) is a good-hearted guy who's always wanted a son of his own, but so far he and his wife have had no success. The couple adopt Junior (Michael Oliver), a redheaded hellion who quickly makes their lives miserable. Disaster follows Junior wherever he goes, from camping trips that require emergency-room visits to birthday parties that turn into Grand Guignol affairs. When Ben's incensed family tells him to get rid of the boy, he starts to wonder if they might be right.

Cast: John Ritter , Michael Oliver , Jack Warden , Gilbert Gottfried , Amy Yasbeck , Michael Richards , Peter Jurasik ,

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Problem Child (1990)

Release Date: July 27th, 1990|1 hr. 21 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Problem Child is a beautiful example of what junk entertainment can be with a smattering of brains behind it. While it hangs there as a monument to audience idiocy, it also lets you have a wallow in fun. You leave thinking there have been worse things on which to spend your time and money. [28 July 1990, p.C3] show more

  • But Problem Child's biggest problem is its young star, 8-year-old Michael Oliver. You tend to take such natural child actors as Dick Tracy's Charlie Korsmo for granted until one comes along who should be delivering newspapers instead of movie lines. [30 July 1990] show more

  • Every time Problem Child gets an interesting edge, it loses it. show more

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