Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

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Director: Adam Shankman

Cast: Adam Shankman, Steve Martin, Eugene Levy, Bonnie Hunt


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The jumbo-sized Baker family are back in this sequel to the 2003 box-office hit Cheaper by the Dozen. College football coach Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, author Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt), have decided its time they took their sizable brood of 12 children on a summer vacation, and so they pack up the cars and take the kids to Lake Winnetka for someSee more details below


The jumbo-sized Baker family are back in this sequel to the 2003 box-office hit Cheaper by the Dozen. College football coach Tom Baker (Steve Martin) and his wife, author Kate Baker (Bonnie Hunt), have decided its time they took their sizable brood of 12 children on a summer vacation, and so they pack up the cars and take the kids to Lake Winnetka for some camping. Not all the kids are happy about this, but the one who is really annoyed turns out to be Tom, who discovers his old rival Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy) is also staying near the lake. Jimmy and his trophy wife, Sarina (Carmen Electra), also have a large family of eight children, and Jimmy and Tom seem intent upon one-upping each other at every opportunity. As the tensions mount, the Baker family and the Murtaugh clan face off in a not-so-good-natured series of family games to determine which of the parents have the greater bragging rights. In addition to Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, the actors playing the 12 Baker children from the 2003 film return for Cheaper by the Dozen 2, including Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling, and Kevin Schmidt.

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt return as perpetually exasperated but loving parents Tom and Kate Baker in this engaging sequel to the 2003 hit film. A family reunion at a lakeside summer home sets the scene for domestic hijinks. The Baker clan arrives to find the old house in barely livable condition and the entire community dominated by Tom's longtime rival, Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy), whose rigidly disciplined, overachieving children make the Baker kids seem like juvenile delinquents. Jimmy challenges Tom to engage in a holiday-weekend family competition, and the resulting "training" sessions turn an already problematic vacation into a comic war ground. Director Adam Shankman, who previously worked with Martin in Bringing Down the House, takes full advantage of his star, making him the butt of most of the jokes. Aside from a puzzling emphasis on squeezing Hunt into tight-fitting and/or low-cut shirts, the filmmakers avoid dicey or crude humor, relying instead on old-fashioned slapstick and pratfalls to elicit laughs. Tweens may be a little disappointed that Hilary Duff -- quite prominent in the first film -- has much less to do here, but otherwise Cheaper by the Dozen 2 will prove eminently satisfying for family audiences.

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20th Century Fox
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[Wide Screen]
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Special Features

Audio commentary by director Adam Shankman; Fox moive channel presents Casting Session; Camp Chaos and A Comedic Trio featurettes; Theatrical trailers

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Martin Tom Baker
Eugene Levy Jimmy Murtaugh
Bonnie Hunt Kate Baker
Hilary Duff Lorraine Baker
Tom Welling Charlie Baker
Piper Perabo Nora Baker-McNulty
Carmen Electra Sarina Murtaugh
Taylor Lautner Eliot Murtaugh
Shawn Roberts Calvin Murtaugh
Alyson Stoner Sarah Baker
Forrest Landis Mark Baker
Morgan York Kim Baker
Liliana Mumy Jessica Baker
Jacob Smith Jake Baker
Brent Kinsman Nigel Baker
Shane Kinsman Kyle Baker
Blake Woodruff Mike Baker
Kevin Schmidt Henry Baker
Jonathan Bennett Bud McNulty
Jaime King Anne Murtaugh
Alexander Conti Kenneth Murtaugh
Melanie Tonello Becky Murtaugh
Robbie Amell Daniel Murtaugh
Courtney Fitzpatrick Lisa Murtaugh
Madison Fitzpatrick Robin Murtaugh
William Copeland The Commodore
Peter Keleghan Mike Romanow
Sam Kalilieh Doctor
Damon Runyan Tennis Pro
Graham Losee Theatre Usher
Seth Howard Clam Baker Server
Matthew Knight Theatre Kid
Lee Macdougall Doobner Dad
Jennifer Parsons Doobner Mom
Dylan Rosenthal Doobner Older Son
Haylee Wanstall Doobner Daughter
Ely Henry Doobner Younger Son
Trevor Smith Security Guard
Adam Shankman Clam Bake Chef
Shawn Levy Hospital Intern
Enid Rose Announcer at Graduation
Kristen Dulmage Clam Bake Piano Player

Technical Credits
Adam Shankman Director,Executive Producer
Taryn Ash Stunts
Joseph G. Aulisi Costumes/Costume Designer
Leigh Bianco Stunts
Wayne Billheimer Production Manager
Brad Bunn Stunts
Krystin Butcher Stunts
Chad Camileri Stunts
Bracken Camilleri Stunts
Joseph Campayno Makeup
Shane Cardwell Stunts
Michael Carella Camera Operator
Matthew Cassel Editor
Penny Charter Asst. Director
Andy Chmura Camera Operator
Chris Armstrong Stunts
Scott Cook Stunts
Robin D. Cook Casting
Joel Crimi Special Effects
Buck Damon Musical Direction/Supervision
Tobiasz Dasziewiez Stunts
John Debney Score Composer
Eric Deros Set Decoration/Design
Wayne Downer Stunts
Glen Gauthier Sound Mixer
Jennifer Gibgot Executive Producer
Lee J. Gladman Stunts
Garrett Grant Executive Producer
David Gray Stunts
Felix Gray Asst. Director
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Peter Grundy Art Director
Michael Hall Camera Operator
Sam Harper Screenwriter
Perry Hoffman Camera Operator
Darren Hudson Stunts
Blair Johannes Stunts
Lisse Keeling Stunts
Glen Keenan Cinematographer
Rocco Larizza Special Effects
Salvatore Larizza Special Effects
Jo Anne Leach Stunts
Shawn Levy Producer
P.S. Production Servies Limited Camera Operator
Tom Lowell Stunts
Peter Luxford Cinematographer
John Macdonald Stunts
Lara Macinnis Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Mark Stunts
Peter McCaffrey Camera Operator
Christopher McGuire Stunts
Darren Michael McGuire Stunts
Dwayne McLean Stunts
Layton Morrison Stunts
Ben Myron Producer
Nick Nolan Stunts
Billy Oliver Stunts
Shawn Orr Stunts
Sue Parker Stunts
Rick Parker Stunts
Peter James Cinematographer
Ed Queffelec Stunts
Robert Racki Stunts
Alison Reid Stunts
Shayna Segal Stunts
Daniel Silverberg Asst. Director
J.R. Slazman Stunts
John Stoneham Stunts
Peter Stranks Cinematographer
Monica Swann Casting
Bryan Thomas Stunts
Jennifer Vey Stunts
Barry Watkins Special Effects
Cary White Production Designer

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