Man Of The House

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Man Of The House (1995 Movie)

“Man of the House” is a comedy film released in 1995 by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie is directed by James Orr and stars Chevy Chase in the lead role. It also features Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and George Wendt.

The story revolves around Ben Archer, played by Chevy Chase, a divorcee and struggling lawyer who is trying to bond with his son, Eddie, portrayed by Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Eddie is not happy with his father’s new girlfriend, Sandra, played by Farrah Fawcett, and is not accepting the changes in his life.

In an attempt to strengthen their relationship, Ben and Eddie decide to go on a camping trip together. However, during their trip, they witness a murder committed by a gang of criminals led by a dangerous drug lord. As the only witnesses, their lives are in danger, and they must enter a witness protection program.

To ensure their safety, the two are placed under the protection of five Texas Rangers, played by George Wendt, David Shiner, Art LaFleur, Richard Portnow, and Richard Foronjy. The Rangers must disguise themselves as various characters, including a cheerleader, a beauty pageant contestant, and a biker gang member, to blend in with their surroundings and protect Ben and Eddie.

As they all live together under one roof, the five Rangers bring humor and chaos to Ben’s life while trying to keep a watchful eye on the criminals who are still on the loose. Throughout the film, Ben and Eddie learn to appreciate and understand each other better, forming a stronger father-son bond.

“Man of the House” is a family-friendly comedy that combines humor, action, and heartfelt moments. It emphasizes the importance of family and the value of spending quality time together. The film’s lighthearted approach and Chevy Chase’s comedic talent make it an enjoyable watch for audiences of all ages.

While “Man of the House” received mixed reviews from critics, it found a place among Disney’s library of family comedies. It may not be one of the most widely known or critically acclaimed Disney films, but it remains a nostalgic and fun-filled movie for those who enjoy classic family entertainment.

Man Of The House

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  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $40 million
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  • Chevy Chase: Jack Sturges (Squatting Dog)
  • Farrah Fawcett: Sandy Archer
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas: Ben Archer (Little Wing)
  • Jimmy Baker: Young Ben Archer
  • George Wendt: Chet Bronski (Chief Running Horse)
  • Zachary Browne: Norman Bronski (Dark Eagle)
  • David Shiner: Lloyd Small (Silent Thunder)
  • Richard Portnow: Joey Renda


  • Director: James Orr
  • Producer: Bonnie Bruckheimer and Marty Katz
  • Music: Mark Mancina

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