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Man of the House (2005)

Protecting witnesses is a challenge. Living with them is impossible.

Original Title : Man of the House
Director : Stephen Herek
Writer : John J. McLaughlin
Scott Lobdell
Robert Ramsey
Matthew Stone
John J. McLaughlin
Genre : Action
Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Derek Dauchy , Marty P. Ewing , Todd Garner , Tommy Lee Jones , Steven Reuther , Allyn Stewart , Jeffery Wetzel
Music : Tree Adams
David Newman
Photography : Peter Menzies Jr.
Distributor : Sony Pictures Entertainment
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, crude humor and a drug reference.
IMDB ID : 0331933
Official site : http://www.columbiatristar.fr/k/manofthehouse/
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Starring

Tommy Lee Jones Roland Sharp
Cedric the Entertainer Percy Stevens
Christina Milian Anne
Paula Garcés Teresa (as Paula Garces
Monica Keena Evie
Vanessa Ferlito Heather
Kelli Garner Barb
Anne Archer Professor Molly McCarthy
Brian Van Holt Eddie Zane
Shea Whigham Ranger Holt
Terry Parks Ranger Riggs
R. Lee Ermey Captain Nichols
Paget Brewster Binky
Shannon Marie Woodward Emma Sharp
Liz Vassey Maggie Swanson
Curtis Armstrong Morgan Ball
Tom Reynolds Jack Carter
Rick Perry Himself (as James Richard Perry
Turner Stephen Bruton John Cortland
Nar Williams Pizza Delivery Guy
Mark Hanson Jimmy
Lucien Douglas Cortland's Attorney
Bo Kane Courthouse Reporter
Ash Christian Razorback Mascot
Phil Aboussie A/C Technician
Robert Southwell Campus Guy
Chase Ryan Jeffery Campus Guy (as Chase Jeffery
David Andrew Monahan Campus Guy
Christopher Dahlberg Local Stud
Brandon Johnson Stud's Friend
Jesse De Luna Warehouse Officer
Mark Turner Warehouse Officer
Luc Calhoun Clay
Jimmy Ortega Border Bus Driver
Timothy F. Crowley Referee (as Timothy Crowley
Jim Baker Football Coach
David Dunard Announcer
William Bryant II Organist
Carl F. Martin Choir Director
Alana Atkins Church Singer
Thomasina A. Atkins Church Singer
Lorenzo Johnson Church Singer
Denisha Millsap Church Singer
Elizabeth Millsap Church Singer
Vania Reneau Church Singer
James Burney II Choir Singer
Loren Davis Choir Singer
Deante Duckett Choir Singer
Whon Martin Choir Singer
Althea Mills Choir Singer
Chevonne Morris Choir Singer
Sheven Morris Choir Singer
Aminah Ofumbi Choir Singer
Loren Turner Choir Singer
Clarissa Watkins Choir Singer
Jack Cruz U.T. Stadium Security
Brandie McMinn Actress
Stephen Moffatt UT Football Fan
Rajiv Patel Student
Joseph T. Campos Student (uncredited
Ricky Cavazos Football Player (uncredited
Sean Corrigan U.T. Alumni (uncredited
Megan Evanich Student (uncredited
Joanna Gallagher Bar Patron (uncredited
Sammy Harte Campus girl (uncredited
Adam Medina UT Student (uncredited
Nicole Zepeda High School Student (uncredited
 

Plot

Texas Ranger Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) is assigned to protect the only witnesses to the murder of a key figure in the prosecution of a drug kingpin -- a group of University of Texas cheerleaders. Sharp must now go undercover as an assistant cheerleading coach and move in with the young women.
 

Comments

If You Liked Miss Congeniality, Then You Will Like This, Too., 1 March 2005 Author: BigHardcoreRed from Calimesa, California Man Of The House is about a Texas Ranger named Roland Sharp (Tommy Lee Jones) who is hunting down potential witnesses and leads to testify against a mob boss. While on the verge of capturing a potential lead, his partner is shot and he loses his witness. Everything is up in the air and no one knows which way to go when, luckily, five cheerleaders witness the execution of the man Sharp was trying to capture, who is named Morgan Ball (Curtis Armstrong - Who would have thought he would still be making movies long after his most successful stint as Booger has long been dead). After the girls decide to do the right thing, and tell the police, they are held in protective custody until they can capture the criminal who would surely be looking for them. They decide that Sharp will look after them personally and live in the same house as long as needed. This is where the comedy really begins. The movie is meant to be a comedy, and I think Tommy Lee Jones did an excellent job with it, as well as Cedric The Entertainer. The movie opens like a typical action movie and then goes with the comedy all the way until the end, when it reverts back to that one big action sequence to end it all. Jones and Cedric made the movie as good as it was. The cheerleaders were simply eye candy, which is just fine by me. My favorite being Barb (Kelli Garner). Jones comes off a little too old when he refuses to let the girls run around the house in the usual skimpy teen attire we all see nowadays, but that is just to show his character. You still get to see plenty of the girls, which is probably as much an attraction as Jones and Cedric. This movie is a little hard to review for some reason but like I said in the title, if you liked the movie Miss Congeniality, then you will most likely enjoy this one, too. They are cut of the same cloth, so to speak. If you did not like Miss Congeniality, then you probably will not like this either. I guess that is the best way to put it. I enjoyed it for what it was. 7.5/10
 
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