Skip to Content. In an attempt to elicit laughs, the world is portrayed as filled with people who are some combination of stupid, mean, vengeful, materialistic, and oblivious. The film also presents a very negative picture of adoption.
Where is Michael Oliver today? We round up trivia about the anti-family flick from He sets fires. He ruins birthday parties. He literally beats the opposing Little League team into submission. He does about as much bad stuff as you can in a PG-rated movie. And by forging a real bond with his adoptive father, Ben John Ritter , Junior actually gets a happy ending at the end of the movie, in spite of all the havoc wreaked.
Problem Child 2 is a American black comedy film and a sequel to the film Problem Child ; a continuation of the exploits of Junior Michael Oliver , an adopted orphan boy who deliberately wreaks comedic havoc everywhere he goes. John Ritter returns as his adopted father, Ben Healy. Amy Yasbeck , who played Ben's wife, Flo, in the first movie, also returns, as school nurse Annie Young who's had a daughter named Trixie Young Ivyann Schwan who's also a problem child. It was produced by Robert Simonds , who also produced the first one.
Problem Child is a American black comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan in his directorial debut and produced by Robert Simonds. It was released on July 27, Ben Healy is a kind man working for his father, "Big Ben" Healy, a successful, but tyrannical sporting goods dealer running for mayor. Although Ben has worked for his father for ten years with nothing in return, his father plans on selling the company to the Japanese rather than giving it to his son, considering his son "too nice" to be his heir. Meanwhile, Ben and his wife, Flo, cannot conceive, and visit a fertility doctor who states they are both infertile.