Problem Child PG

Attila the Hun. Ivan the Terrible. Al Capone. They were all seven once.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 17, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 55,960
Rating: D- -- The rest of the kid's tricks are too unimaginative to be much fun -- though with jokes this lame you won't have to worry as much about your children getting any bad ideas. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 7, 2011
Rating: 1/4 -- It's misguided. It's not funny. And in its lame efforts to be irreverent and hip, it turns out to be just plain mean. Full Review
Tulsa World
Jul 14, 2014
Rating: 2/4 -- Some kids are born bad. Others achieve badness. And some have badness thrust upon them. The same can be said of movies. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 2013
Universal took a step in the right direction by whittling Problem Child down to just 81 minutes but didn't go far enough. The studio should have excised another 75 minutes and released this unbelievable mess as a short. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
The end is refreshingly less sentimental than it seems to be shaping up to be, but the film's ugly moments can't help but leave a bad taste.
People Magazine
Apr 30, 2014
Smart beginning, witless ending. Full Review
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 21, 2013
Terrible. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Mar 27, 2019
Rating: 1/5 -- There is something offensive about using an unloved and rebellious child as the butt of bad jokes in this way. Full Review
Radio Times
Apr 30, 2014

Product Description:

Ben and Flo Healy (John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck) adopt seven-year-old terror Junior (Michael Oliver) in this DENNIS THE MENACE-type comedy. Junior turns an ordinary camping trip, an innocent birthday party and even a little league baseball game into comic nightmares. Ben is just positive that all his new son needs is some loving attention. With Gilbert Gottfried and a pre-SEINFELD Michael Richards (Kramer).

Director Dennis Dugan has appeared on such television shows as MASH, HILL STREET BLUES and THE ROCKFORD FILES, in addition to directing Adam Sandler in BIG DADDY (1999). Writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski later wrote ED WOOD and THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT.

Plot Synopsis:

Desperate to keep up with the Joneses, a social-climbing Yuppie couple decide they must have a child at all costs. When biology fails them, they opt for adoption. But the freckled-faced kid they pick up at the local orphanage turns out to be a monster who, among other things, strikes up a running correspondence with an escaped serial killer.


Production Notes:

  • Color by Deluxe.
  • Additional technical credits: Denise Pizzini, set decoration; Steven Hirsch, assistant director; George Fortmuller, assistant director; Michael Torres, associate producer

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