Cheaper by the Dozen (2003 film)

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American comedy film about a family with twelve children. The story is unrelated to the book of the same title.

Directed by Shawn Levy, Written by Craig Titley, Sam Harper, Joel Cohen, & Alec Sokolow


Tom: You were checking me out, weren't you?
Kate: Yes, I was. You got a problem with that?
Tom: Twelve kids later and we still got the heat!
Kate: Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

Kate: Sarah, your suspension from lacrosse for excessive force has been lifted, so you're going today.
Sarah: Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!
Kate: Henry, you have band practice, all right? I cleaned your clarinet. Please don't play with your food in your mouth again. Kim and Jessica, your teacher called and has made a request that you do not correct her in front of the class. Mike, you have show-and-tell today. And please, honey, remember that body parts do not count. Kyle and Nigel, you have a dentist appointment at 3:00, so you're going to work with Dad.
Nigel and Kyle: Yeah! (yell)
Tom: (yells)

Tina: Is Jake your only child?
Kate: Oh, no. We have 12.
Tom: I couldn't keep her off me.

Mark: Have you seen my frog, Dad?
Tom: Sorry, Charlie... er, Nigel... Kyle.
Mark: It's Mark.
Tom: I knew that. Hey, teenager. You got caught on Mom radar last night. You're not gonna get that scholarship if you're out late with Beth the night before a big game.
Charlie: Well, I'm not so sure I even want to go to college.
Tom: Since when?
Charlie: Since Beth's mom offered me a job at the auto shop.
Tom: Hmm, sounds exciting. Well, we'll talk about that after you get your full ride. And meanwhile, in by 10:00 on school nights. Clear?
Charlie: Got it.
Tom: Anything else you wanna talk about?
Charlie: Did I mention I don't like you very much?
Tom: Yeah, you mentioned that.
Charlie: Then, I'm good.
Tom: Yeah, me too.

Hank: It's getting so as I can hardly go out in public any more. I mean, really, between the autograph hounds and the paparazzi...
Kate: Autographs and everything? I mean, just the one commercial, and you have paparazzi?
Hank: Yeah. I've never actually seen them, but, you know, they hide in the bush and they get their shot.

Jake: Dude two words: need new skates.
Kate: Dude three words: Paper route. (computer receives a message. Reads Nora's message) "Hi, can't make dinner. Hank and I are moving into our new apartment. Love, Nora."
Mark: Have you seen Beans, Mom?
Kate: No.

Nora: Oh, honey, they were just welcoming you into the family.
Hank: They set me on fire.
Nora: Just your pants.
Hank: Sure, last time, it was my pants, but what if next time it's my face? This is how I get the jobs!

Tom: (On the phone) Hello, my name is Tom Baker and I'm interested in hiring a domestic helper...I have twelve children. (Pause) Actually I am serious. (Later calling another housekeeper) Just twelve...(Different call) Twelve...(Calling another babysitter) There is only ten. (Another call) Well, there's twelve but one doesn't live with me and another you will never see because he is so mad! (Another call) How many kids? Well how about when you get here let's count them up? (Later) Uhh....!!!! A dozen?!?! (He scratches off about 25 babysitting businesses and hangs his phone up about 10 times; later on a call) Just...just twelve. (Another call) Hello? I'll just hang up on myself...(He angrily hangs up his phone and bows his head in frustration)

[Tom has the kids gathered in the living room for having fights at school and not doing any chores around the house]
Tom: [angrily] All right, enough is enough. You're slacking on your chores, you're fighting at school, things are out of control. As of this moment, you are all grounded.
Mike: What's grounded?
Tom: What's grounded? I'll tell you what grounded is. Except for attending games, you go to school, you come home from school, you do your homework, you do your chores, you go to bed, and that's it.
Sarah: But that--
Tom: Oh, yes, Sarah, I know, that sucks, but that's the way it is!
Jake: Does this mean we can't go to Dylan's birthday party?
Tom: That's exactly what it means!
Kim: But we bought his presents already!
Tom: You are going to miss it!!!! [the kids are shocked into silence] Now, go to bed! [The Baker kids head to their rooms, upset]

Sarah: [After knocking on the door to tell the other children the plan] I'm going to Dylan's birthday party. Who's with me?
The Baker Kids: Yeah!
(The children climb out of the window and bring presents to Dylan to enter the party without Tom noticing that they climbed out of the window and went to Dylan's birthday party)
Tina: Hi, kids! Oh, no! (the Baker kids gave each present to Tina)
Mark: Brazilian Mud Viper. She gets one live rat a week. (gives it to Tina)............
Jake: Hey, Dylan. Wanna play catch with the football I got you?
Dylan: Uh, my nanny'd have to check with my dad... who'd have to check with my mom who would say it was an inappropriate use of free time.
Jake: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... Sounds like a "yes" to me. Go get it, Mike.
(Mike runs to the present counter to get Jake's present, which knocks the snake that was in Mark's present)

Tom: [to Football players] Get my kids and meet me at the house. Ready? Break!
[The football players begin to catch the Baker kids, one by one, and Tom sees Sarah in the bounce house]
Tom: Sarah Baker! Off, now!
Sarah: No way!
Tom: Don't make me come up there!
[Sarah becomes shocked about her father trying to catch her in the bounce house and Tom goes into the bounce house to catch her, but ends up failing to catch her and the football players knock someone with an air tank and the air tank presses on the bounce house, causing it to over-inflate. Tom realizes the bounce house is about to explode]
Person in the bounce house: Oh, my God! It's gonna blow!
[The bounce house explodes as Tom, Sarah and the other people are launched into the air. The football players catch Sarah and the other kids. Dylan sees Tom falling towards him and screams as Tom lands on him, offscreen. Cut to Dylan being carried on a gurney at the hospital, with a black eye, chipped tooth and broken arm]
Dylan: It was my best birthday ever, Coach!
Tina: [angrily and screaming and shouting and madly] YOUR CHILDREN ARE NEVER PLAYING WITH DYLAN AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom: Sorry about your arm, Dylan.
(As Tina and Dylan head to the Hospital room and leave Tom, Tom hears his cell phone and gets a call from Shake)
Tom: Hello, Shake.
Shake: Any idea what this could do to my program? Don't speak. Listen. I don't want the football players at your house, and I don't want your kids in the athletic department.
(Tom turns off his cell phone and becomes depressed and sees the Newspeople)
Newsman: There he is! Coach! Coach! How will this impact Saturday's game? Coach, what do you have to say to reports that you're simply spreading yourself too thin?

Nigel: Come on, Dad, don't hide in the closet!!!!
Kyle: TAKE IT LIKE A MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
[The twins smash an axe through the closet door]
Tom: I just hate to break that up!!!!

Mark: Mom, Beans is dead!
Sarah: Nobody cares about your stupid frog right now, FedEx, okay?!
Mark: (Annoyed and irritated and screaming and yelling and shrieking and angrily and shouting and madly) STOP CALLING ME THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (charges at her, causing the whole family to start a heated argument)
Kate: DON'T YOU DARE CALL HIM THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tom: All right! Hey!
Kate: Stop! Stop!
Cameraman 1: What's the name of this segment again?
Cameraman 2: Uh, "One Big Happy Family"?
Cameraman 1: Okay, I'm calling Oprah's people right now.
Hank: All I'm saying is that families are inevitable. It's like death or taxes.
Nora: Does that mean you don't want children?
Hank: Children?!
Kate: Leave him alone!
Hank: Hello! Look at these-- They're monsters! Honey, you can't want this. That's why you're with me.
Tom: Nora! Come on! We need you down here!
Lorraine: You're stepping on me! You're messing up my hair! Stop!
Kate: Nigel, get off your brother's head!
(Nora comes downstairs)
Mark: Get off me! Nobody cares about me!
Nora: Mark.
Mark: Nobody cares about me!
Nora: (tries to comfort Mark) Mark, what's going on? (Mark runs upstairs in despair) Mark! Mark!
Sarah and Lorraine: What?! What are you talking about?! I'm perfect! I've never done anything like this before!
Kate: Oh, no, none of that!
Tom: Hey! Hey!
Cameraman 1: No, you do not want to come here. No, it's the farthest thing from a happy family.
Jake: Why am I the only normal person in this family?!


The Baker Family[edit]


External links[edit]