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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

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The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

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Adam Shankman

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Tom Baker
Eugene Levy ... Jimmy Murtaugh
Bonnie Hunt ... Kate Baker
Tom Welling ... Charlie Baker
Piper Perabo ... Nora Baker-McNulty
Carmen Electra ... Sarina Murtaugh
Jaime King ... Anne Murtaugh
Hilary Duff ... Lorraine Baker
Taylor Lautner ... Eliot Murtaugh
Alyson Stoner ... Sarah Baker
Jonathan Bennett ... Bud McNulty
Jacob Smith ... Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy ... Jessica Baker
Morgan York ... Kim Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Henry Baker
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Storyline

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some crude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,309,387, 25 December 2005

Gross USA:

$82,571,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$129,181,830
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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie pays homage to Romeo and Juliet; with the Murtaughs and the Bakers spoofing the Montagues and the Capulets; with Eliot Murtaugh and Charlie Baker spoofing Romeo Montague and Anne Murtaugh and Sarah Baker spoofing Juliet Capulet. See more »

Goofs

After knee boarding Tom gets out of the boat and the two boys both say something but their mouths never move. See more »

Quotes

Tom Baker: Tire swing ready!
[falls off tire swing]
Tom Baker: Tire swing, not ready!
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Referenced in Cheaper by the Dozen 2: A Comedic Trio (2006) See more »

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Written & Performed by Daniel May
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A family comedy series that really stands out
24 December 2005 | by Okonh0wpSee all my reviews

Cheaper by the Dozen II, like most sequels, wasn't as good as its predecessor but was a safe movie bet, allowing you to fall back into a familiarity of the first and have some more fun with it. It picks up a couple years after the first installment with changes abound as the oldest daughter is now married and pregnant and with everyone growing up, the Bakers plan to vacation one last time at their old summer nesting grounds before sending off newly graduated Lurraine (Hillary Duff) to New York. Ashton Kutcher's out of the picture, while Eugene Levy enters the scene as Steve Martin's rival, providing some decent comic relief. Knowing full-well, they can't focus on all twelve kids, Tom Welling's newfound romance and rebelliousness are underdeveloped, while the unfortunate mistake is made of shifting the focus to Hillary Duff's character. Duff basically plays a caricature of herself (or at least her public image) as a teenage diva, who only worked in the first movie because she was distilled in small doses. There's also a side story with one of the younger siblings having her first crush. Like the first film, this installment relies on Martin's physical comedy for laughs with some very relatable moments along the way and in the end, the family wins out over all other forces.


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