Cheaper by the Dozen


1h 38m 2003

Brief Synopsis

In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom's job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.

Film Details

Also Known As
Fullt hus
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Chuck Harrington; Jason S Johnston
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom's job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.

Crew

William Adams

Song

Alejandro Aguilar

Foreman

Alexander Aguilar

Foreman

Tony Aguilar

Props

Michael Alexander

Animal Trainer

Maria Andersson

Song

Camille Argus

Costume Supervisor

Petey Asidella

Dolly Grip

Jennie Asplund

Song

Johanna Asplund

Song

Valentina Aulisi

Assistant

James Babineaux

Rigging Electrician

Brook Bacon

On-Set Dresser

Danny Barfield

Best Boy Grip

Michael Barnathan

Producer

Deborah Barylski

Casting Director

Will Batts

Set Designer

Richard Baum

On-Set Dresser

Christophe Beck

Music

Paul Belenardo

Production Accountant

Dustin Bernard

Unit Production Manager

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Hal Bigger

Special Effects

Hans Bjerno

Camera Operator

Daniel Blaha

Props

Kirk Bloom

Assistant Camera

Gary Blufer

Sound Effects

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Producer

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor

James Bolt

Sound Mixer

Bryan Booth

Electrician

Richard Boris

Greensman

Steve Bouchard

Props

Mark Boucher

Set Decorator

Pierre Bouvier

Song

Allan Bragg

Stunts

John Bratlien

Rigging Electrician

Joseph Braus

Construction

Carrie Brody

Assistant Production Coordinator

Erik L Brown

Assistant Camera

Jonathan Brown

Director Of Photography

Jonathan Brown

Other

Robert Buck

Song

Yerba Buema

Song Performer

Descemer Bueno

Song

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Daniel O Butterfield

Music

Starr Buttler

Production Assistant

Matt Callahan

Art Department

Henry Cantor

Electrician

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Source Material

Derek Casari

Foley

Joe Childs

Stunts

Susan Chooljian

Art Department Coordinator

Dan Cinelli

Song

Tom Cochrane

Song Performer

Tom Cochrane

Song

Joel Cohen

Screenplay

Charles-andre Comeau

Song

Marc Costanzo

Music Lyrics

Marc Costanzo

Music

Sharon Costanzo

Music Lyrics

Ron Cox

Props

Rad Crasto

Song

Douglas M Crawford

Props

Sophia Crawford

Stunts

Mike Crotty

Production Assistant

Carlos Cunha

Art Department

Patrick Cusack

Adr

Craig Davidson

Props

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Dennis Paul De La Rocha

Set Decorator

Heather Deaton

Assistant

Andrew Decristofaro

Supervising Sound Editor

Gilbert Delagarza

Camera Utility

Mike Denneen

Music Producer

Marc Deschaine

Adr

David Desrosiers

Song

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Production Supervisor

Demetra Diamantopoulos

Location Manager

John Dixon

Stunts

Nate Dogg

Song Performer

Damon T Doherty

Rigging Grip

Tom Domino

Sign Writer

Tulio Duenas

Loader

Hilary Duff

Song Performer

Diane Durant

Script Supervisor

Jann Engel

Set Designer

David Esparza

Sound Effects Editor

Glen Evans

Production Assistant

Jenifer Evans Carrow

Production Assistant

James Favazzo

Crane Grip

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

Bradley Fisher

Stunts

Randall Flosi

Assistant Location Manager

George Folsey

Editor

Josephine Forsman

Song

Michael Grover Forster

Props

R Foster

Music Lyrics

K C Fox

Set Decorator

Mike Fratantuno

Song

Neil Gahm

Props

Kevin M Gannon

On-Set Dresser

David Garcia

On-Set Dresser

Ernesto Garcia

Foreman

Joe Garcia

Construction

Rina Gardener

Set Decorator

Matthew Gerrard

Song

Frank B Gilbreth

Source Material

Stephanie Gilliam

Set Designer

Kevin Globerman

Score Recording

Steven Golebiowski

Accounting Assistant

Jamie Gomez

Song

Tim Gomillion

Sound Recordist

Carrie Goodman

Production Assistant

Rhona Gordon

Instructor

Keith Gorman

Best Boy Electric

Jimmy Graham

Stunts

Frank Griffin

Hair

Frank Griffin

Makeup

Mark Haber

Set Designer

David Hammer

Crane Grip

Gene Hara

Electrician

Sam Harper

Screenplay

Chuck Harrington

Cable Operator

Adam Harrison

Electrician

John M Hatchitt

Key Grip

Keenan Hateley

Stunts

Sanja Milkovic Hays

Costume Designer

Lorenzo Hearns

Set Costumer

Justine Hempe

Casting Associate

Gabriel Higgins

Property Master

Damon Hight

Props

Allyson Hollingsworth

Art Department

Chris Hopkins

Digital Effects Artist

David Hugghins

Stunts

Michael Hugghins

Stunts

Bonnie Hunt

Other

Jay Huntoon

Video

Barry Hutchins

Craft Service

Heather Ignarro

Production Coordinator

Gita Isak

Stunts

Sonia Izzolena

Stunts

Mark R Jackson

Camera Operator

Robert Jauregui

Stunt Double

Sue Jennings

Production Coordinator

Boysie Jereza

Accountant

Jason S Johnston

Cable Operator

Dave Jordan

Music Supervisor

Andrew Kaiser

Music

Andrew Kaiser

Music Coordinator

Christian Kaplan

Casting Director

Greg Kappy

Assistant Location Manager

Aaron Katz

Video

Mark Kelly

Production Secretary

David P Kelsey

Special Effects Coordinator

Matthew C. Kime

Assistant Property Master

Holly King

Casting Assistant

Kevin Kliesch

Original Music

Nancy Klopper

Casting

Jim Krase

Props

Ron Kunecke

Transportation Captain

Ashton Kutcher

Song

Peter Kuttner

Assistant Camera

Christine Lafontaine

Production Assistant

Don Lake

Other

Arnold Lanni

Song

Mark Lapotsky

Greensman

Richard Lederer

Assistant Director

Brenda Lee

Song Performer

Norma Lee

Hair

Sebastian Lefebvre

Song

John Lennon

Song

Andres Levin

Song

Morgan Michael Lewis

Key Grip

Richard Lipinski

Hair

Ken Locsmandi

3-D Artist

Lea Longo

Song Performer

Lea Longo

Song

David Lucarelli

Adr

Robert Lukacs

Camera Utility

Ron Macinnes

Special Effects

Suzy Magnin

Costume Department

Steve Mann

Sound Effects Editor

Cleo Mannell

Set Costumer

Stephen Mapel

Location Manager

Johnny Marks

Song

Rhonda Martin

Transportation Coordinator

Paul Massey

Sound Mixer

William F Matthews

Set Designer

Billy May

Song

Jeri Mcbride

Instructor

Yvette Mccarthy-chiechi

Production Assistant

Paul Mccartney

Song

Tim Mccolm

Rerecording

Sukan Mcdaniel

Costume Supervisor

Brien Mcdonald

Grip

Jeffrey Mcmahon

Foreman

Dennis Mcneill

Color Timer

Scott Meehan

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Fullt hus
MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Adaptation
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Chuck Harrington; Jason S Johnston
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 6, 2004

Remake of "Cheaper By the Dozen" (USA/1950), directed by Walter Lang.

Matt Williams was previously attached to direct.

Kodak

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2003

Released in United States on Video April 6, 2004