General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 1990
Runtime: 81 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family
Directors: Dennis Dugan
Casts: Dennis Dugan, John William Galt, Bob Bergen, Jack Willis, Kristen Lowman, Agim Coma, John S. Davies, Endre Hules, Eric Poppick, Peter Jurasik, John Ritter, Amy Yasbeck, Jack Warden, Gilbert Gottfried, Phillip Glasser, Ward Emling, Lico Reyes, Danny Kamekona, Michael Richards, Shaun Shimoda, Dennis Redfield, Florence Schauffler, Eli Cummins, Richard Kline, Michael Oliver, Ellen Locy, Charlotte Akin, Anna Marie Allred, Adam Anderly, Robert A. Anderson, Cody Beard, Jordan Burton, Vince Davis, Justin Elledge, Eric Elterman, Corki Grazer, Vernon Grote, Garland Hampton, Helena Humann, Philip Jhin, Judy Jones, Melody Jones, Ehchi Edward Kawanabe, Colby Kline, Joseph Kolb, Hugh Lampman, Joshua Martin, Melissa ReneƩ Martin, Julie Mayfield, Andrea McCall, Willie Minor, Ron Miranda, Shepler Mobley, S. 'Monty' Moncibais, Norma Moore, Abby Newman, John O'Connell, Kristy Lynne Patrick, John Rainone, Martin Rayner, Symone Redwine, Garry Smith, Josh Stoppelwerth, Al Trejo, Alex Utroska, Kerry Von Erich, Ed Yeager, Jessica Zucha, John Achorn, Lee Arnone, Catherine Battistone, Rina Lee Bennett, Deem Bristow, Maggie Dawson, Claudette Duffy, Kenneth Hartman, Amy Levy, Marilyn Madderom, Humberto Ortiz, Anthony Tyler Quinn, LaGloria Scott, Burton Sharp, Laura Summer, Dan Woren, Debbie Adkins, Joan Arenstein, Bruce Calvert, James Field, Derek A. Jones, Renay Morgan, Jamie Day Price-Young, Summer Selby
IMDB: Problem Child (1990)

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IMDB Rating: 5.3


Washington Post - Hal Hinson
Dugan has a brisk, imaginative comic style; he sets up his gags well, so that there's still some surprise in the punch lines when they come.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Carrie Rickey
Every time Problem Child gets an interesting edge, it loses it.
Chicago Tribune - Dave Kehr
Dugan can`t find a tone that allows him to preserve the shock of the gags while minimalizing their physical painfulness.
Portland Oregonian - Ted Mahar
Problem Child has moments, or perhaps instants, of misanthropic satire. There also are stroboscopically brief flashes of psychological irony or cleverness. [30 July 1990, p.D8]
Empire - Unnamed
A dark domestic comedy that continuously shirks the courage of its convictions.

Problem Child (1990)

Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is he really just a little angel trying to get out? Find out in this hilarious satire on modern-day family life.