Trivia / Cheaper by the Dozen

  • Dawson Casting: The character of Charlie Baker was supposed to be in high school (most likely a junior or senior), but the actor who played him, Tom Welling, was 26 when the film was shot and didn't look young enough to be 17.
  • Throw It In: It was Steve Martin's idea for the kids' prank to be soaking Hank's underwear in meat.
  • What Could Have Been: According to Kevin Schmidt (Henry), Bonnie Hunt wrote a draft for the first movie that was more in line with the book and 1950 film, but was ultimately scrapped as Fox wanted a light-hearted family comedy.

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