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Sgt. Joseph Andrew "Joe" Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark.

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Sgt. Joseph Andrew "Joe" Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty (Creator/EstelleGetty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark.


From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joe take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.

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From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; bend: showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joe take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.


* I’m Just Trying To Help: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.
Tutti: Well i try to something helpful...try to do something nice and original..you get barked at by a snapping turtle..”
Joe: “Ma I’m sorry...Ma..Ma..I’m sorry really! It’s an old gun I don’t use it too much..”


* I’mJustTryingToHelp: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.

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* I’mJustTryingToHelp: I’m Just Trying To Help: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.


* I’mJustTryingToHelp: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.

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* I’mJustTryingToHelp: *I’mJustTryingToHelp: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.

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*I’mJustTryingToHelp: Joe gets angry with Tutti when she ruins his gun by “cleaning it” but instead of being apologetic about it she gets butthurt and guilt trips him by saying she’s trying to help.
Tutti: Well i try to something helpful...try to do something nice and original..you get barked at by a snapping turtle..”
Joe: “Ma I’m sorry...Ma..Ma..I’m sorry really! It’s an old gun I don’t use it too much..”

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* CringeComedy: Plenty of it, considering the direction they choose to take the plot in. For example, there's one particularly cringeworthy line comes from a flight attendant who had just seen Tutti's album of Joe as an infant.
-->'''Flight Attendant''': You know you looked real sexy in those diapers.


%%* InsuranceFraud

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%%* InsuranceFraud* InsuranceFraud: Turns out that the weapons were part of a shipment that was allegedly destroyed by a fire -- the BigBad's idea was to report them as lost, pocket the insurance money, and get more by selling them on the black market. He didn't expected a couple of idiots to take a few and sell them out the back of their van, though.



%%* MyBelovedSmother: The whole plot.
%%* NeverMessWithGranny

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%%* * MyBelovedSmother: The whole plot.
%%* NeverMessWithGranny
plot is Joe getting increasingly exasperated about his mother trying to control his life and "help" him by putting him in trouble with the review board (he already had some because of being a CowboyCop, but Tutti's meddling makes things worse).
* NeverMessWithGranny: Tutti shoots a handgun twice during the film. The first time (which provides the TitleDrop threat) she can't hit anything. The second time she goes full Dirty Harry MamaBear during a HostageSituation.


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* RageBreakingPoint: Joe was already angry because of his mother ridiculing him, hardships with the case (some brought out because of said mother), and so on... and then the jerkass InternalAffairs officer that holds a grudge on Joe snarks that Tutti deserves to go to jail. Joe smashes his nose in without hesitation.





* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]]: Played to a "T", [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto embarrassing old photos]] and everything.

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* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Parent]]: AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Played to a "T", [[EmbarrassingOldPhoto embarrassing old photos]] and everything.


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* LuckyTranslation: The Latin American Spanish title of the movie managed to get a very lucky pun on the title of the movie: ¡'''Para''', o mi mamá dis'''para'''!. On the other hand, the European Spanish one translated the title as ''¡Alto! O mi madre dispara'' (Stop! Or my ''Mother'' Will Shoot) which uses a more polite version of the same phrase.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety:
** Tutti washes Joe's gun like it's a dish, ruining it, and playfully wakes him up by pointing it at him.
** Joe himself is almost just as bad, leaving his gun belt in his laundry instead of locking it up, especially when is overbearing mother is visiting.


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* KarmaHoudini: Tutti doesn't get arrested for buying an illegal fire arm, withholding information of a shooting, and repeatedly intruding on a police investigation.


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* TalkingDownTheSuicidal: Tutti manages to do this early on in the film, much to Joe's chagrin, when she comes to the scene a of suicide jumper who wishes to speak with his mother.


Sgt. Joseph Andrew "Joe" Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark. From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joseph take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.

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Sgt. Joseph Andrew "Joe" Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark.

From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joseph Joe take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.


This 1992 comedy is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and, as the quote above demonstrates, is a source of OldShame for him.

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This 1992 comedy is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and, career, and as the quote above demonstrates, demonstrates is a source of OldShame for him.


This 1992 comedy is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and the film that he considers to be an OldShame of his.

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This 1992 comedy is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and and, as the film that he considers to be an quote above demonstrates, is a source of OldShame of his.
for him.


Sgt. Joseph Andrew 'Joe' Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark. From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joseph take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.

The movie is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and the film that he considers to be an OldShame of his.

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Sgt. Joseph Andrew 'Joe' "Joe" Bomowski (Creator/SylvesterStallone) is a tough UsefulNotes/LosAngeles detective leading an antisocial existence. His relationship with his on-again, off-again girlfriend and precinct supervisor Lt. Gwen Harper is on the rocks. He is thus dismayed when his meddling, mind-numbingly annoying mother Tutti (Estelle Getty from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'') pays him a surprise visit from Newark. From the second she sets foot off the plane, she's driving him round the bend; showing embarrassing pictures of him and telling embarrassing stories about him to everyone on the plane and at the police station, insisting he eat a three course meal for breakfast, tucking him in and singing him a lullaby at night, and generally treating him as though he's seven years old. When she cleans the barrel of his gun with a pipe cleaner and thus ruins it, she heads to the hood to buy him a new one. Failing to get one legitimately from a gun store, she buys one illegally. In the process, she witnesses a homicide. She gives false information to the police about the homicide, instead letting Joseph take the case on all by himself so he can get a promotion, to his chagrin. She insists on accompanying as he investigates it, to his even greater chagrin.

The movie This 1992 comedy is considered to be one of the low points of Stallone's film career and the film that he considers to be an OldShame of his.

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