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(2005), PG-13 [R-13*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
February 24, 2005
37 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2005), PG-13 [R-13*] -- no mattress mayhem at all ...

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Revolution Studios, Bel Air Entertainment
Distribution (US): Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures
Director(s): Stephen Herek
Producer(s): Derek Dauchy, Marty P. Ewing, Todd Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, Steven Reuther, Allyn Stewart, Jeffery Wetzel
Story: John J. McLaughlin, Scott Lobdell
Screeplay: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John J. McLaughlin
Cinematography/Camera: Peter Menzies Jr.
Music: Tree Adams, David Newman
Film Editing: Chris Lebenzon, Joel Negron
Casting: Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas
Production Design: Nelson Coates
Art Direction: Kevin Constant
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

Tommy Lee Jones stars as Texas Ranger Roland Sharp, a divorced man with a daughter, Emma (Shannon Marie Woodward) who is not much younger than the five University of Texas cheerleaders Sharp must protect. The cheerleaders, Barb (Kelli Garner), Heather (Vanessa Ferlito), Evie (Monica Keena), Anne (Christina Milian) and Therese (Paula Garcés), while peeking out the slant window of a restroom on a second floor, witnessed the murder of Morgan Ball (Curtis Armstrong), a key witness in the prosecution of a drug kingpin. Sharp's partner, Ranger Holt (Shea Whigham) was shot in the process of trying to capture Ball.

Knowing the cheerleaders were likely murder targets themselves, the Austin Rangers chief implemented a witness protection plan, placing the cheerleaders in a University house ... with Sharp. Until the trial, Sharp must live with the girls to protect them. I doubt any more needs to be said about the plot or story which consisted, not only of the master of theater Tommy Lee Jones, but of cheerleader eye candy.

In his day-to-day dealings with the girls, Sharp even attended classes with Barbara. Barb's English Lit professor was Dr. Molly McCarthy (Anne Archer). In Professor McCarthy's office to discuss Barb's failing academic standing, Sharp takes a new hat to wear, the hat of the assistant cheerleading coach. But something else was found in Professor McCarthy's office. All I will tell you about what was found is that it was not a bed. In fact, quite atypically there was no mattress mayhem at all in this PG-13.

Cedric the Entertainer is a contribution to the plot as a pastor using his pastor position to hide his underhanded dealings with the crime world. The pastor was a prison cellmate to the murdered Ball and Sharp needled the pastor for more information. The pastor was apparently an ex-cheerleader for the University of Texas and tried to show us how well a aging cheerleader can perform cheer routines and to provide a prompt for the five cheerleaders to demonstrate cheer dance as well. Well!? That was for what they were hired, right? I suspect the writers could have done something better with Cedric's talents. It was almost as if Cedric had begged to play that part which could have been played by literally anyone, even me.

While no one got in bed with anyone there was inherently a lot of the "lesser" kind (see CAP Rule of 1000 of sexually impure programming such as dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure and excessive cleavage PLUS argumentation to try to justify below navel and other skin exposure. One time, one of the cheerleaders in her cheerleading outfit with its near-thong underwear was rudely viewed as she stooped to get in a van. [Hebr. 13:4, Prov. 30:12, Rev. 21:27, Phil. 4:8, 1Ths. 4:3 - 7, Prov. 15:26, Eph. 5:5]

Not only was there a ton of sexual ignominy of the "lesser" kind, there was a ton of violence inherent with cops-n-robbers films. Lots of gunfire to kill, gunfire deaths by police action, gunfire murders, gunfire this and gunfire that. Plus vehicular assault and attempt to kill by vehicle, vehicular reckless endangerment, other traffic violations such as leaving the scene. Extortion with a life (of Sharp's daughter), threat to kill to force compliance and kidnapping round off this summary of the Wanton Violence/Crime findings. [Prov. 3:31-32, Ps. 62:10, Ezek. 22:12, Matt. 23:25]

And, of course, foul language was minimized as conversational snippets at about 20 per hour. God's name was used in vain but never with the four letter expletive. [Col. 3:8, Deut. 5:11]

If you haven't noticed by now, Man of the House is another R-13 which means ithis PG-13 earned a score earned by R-rated movies in the comparative baseline database (see I have heard that Hollywood is apparently starting to reduce the number R-rated movies made. I say so what? Most PG-13 movies are R-13 anyway. [Jude 1:4, Prov. 30:20] From 1996 to 2000, sixty-six percent of Hollywood's PG-13 films earned the same scores R-rated films earned, a fact with which, by the way, Harvard University agreed four years later (see

I have the necessary data for 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 to calculate the R-13 trending but will have to wait until adequate funding is available to compile the massive data to finance the likewise massive effort. I have the necessary data for PG movies as well and for the meager number of G-rated movies. I can say, however, by observation only that [subjective] extrapolation of data since 2000 onto the R-13 curve shown in the graph on the R-13 page "smells" of continuing to approach 100%, maybe asymptotically approaching the 100% line but closer nonetheless. As long as Hollywood makes even one PG-13 film per year that rightfully earns a CAP "PG-13" score (between 67 and 55 out of 100) or higher, the R-13 curve will be an asymptote to the 100% line. But only time will tell. Time and money. Time we have ... It is now up to you, our users.


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  • Hebr. 13:4 Hebr. 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure [which includes before marriage AND outside of marriage], for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. [...whether we believe it or not. Whether we like it or not. Whether we care or not.]
  • Prov. 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
  • Rev. 21:27 Nothing impure will ever enter it [the holy city - Heaven], nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
  • Phil. 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
  • 1Ths. 4:3 - 7 It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his [or her] own body [which includes control of drives, touching, seeking, lusting (even after images), promiscuity, etc.] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
  • Prov. 15:26 The LORD detests the thoughts of the wicked, but those of the pure are pleasing to him.
  • Eph. 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No [unforgiven] immoral, impure or greedy person -such a man is an idolater -has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
  • Prov. 3:31-32 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
  • Ps. 62:10 Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
  • Ezek. 22:12 In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.
  • Matt. 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]
  • Prov. 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, excuse it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    Man of the House (2005) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • gun battle with police
  • gunfire deaths by police action, two
  • arson to attempt murder of police
  • massive destruction by explosion
  • attempted gunfire murder, repeatedly
  • gunfire injuries
  • vehicular endangerment to escape
  • vehicular assault, once with leaving the scene
  • traffic violence, repeatedly
  • additional gunfire to kill, repeatedly
  • police corruption
  • pict of dead man, twice
  • pool hall fight
  • stalking
  • six counts of attempted murder by explosion
  • kidnapping
  • extortion with threat to a life
  • threat to kill daughter to force compliance
  • firearms, repeatedly
  • threats with firearm
  • facial injuries
  • gunfire to disarm

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 29 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • lying, repeatedly
  • vulgar expression

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • toilet humor
  • sexual harassment
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • young woman massaging her anatomy to entice
  • revealing posterior view of young woman
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly, frequent
  • sexual insult
  • below navel skin - female
  • arguing to excuse exhibitionism
  • excessive cleavage and excessive breast exposure - female, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • bar
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • illegal drug offer
  • smoking
  • attempted drug deal

    Offense to God (O)
  • ten uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive
  • abuse of pastoral position to mask criminal activities

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • gunfire murder, twice

  • Christian Long Distance



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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