Marc Levin is an American independent film producer and director. He is best known for his Brick City TV series, which won the 2010 Peabody award and was nominated for an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking and his dramatic feature film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera D'Or at Cannes in 1998, he has received three Emmy Awards and the 1997 DuPont-Columbia Award. Marc Levin was born in New York City and raised in Elizabeth and Maplewood, New Jersey, the son of documentary filmmaker Alan Levin, he attended Wesleyan University, has described the university as "key" in shaping his career in film. Marc was raised Jewish. In 1982, Levin and his father, Al, teamed up on Portrait of an American Zealot, made part of the Museum of Modern Art's permanent film collection. In 1984, he made Inside Story: Fall River Spectacle for PBS. In 1985, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary for the WCBS TV Special The Wall Street Connection.
In 1989, Levin was awarded a writing Emmy for the WCBS TV Special New York Non-Stop as well as a nomination for Outstanding Magazine Show. Blowback was released in 1991. In this black comedy, an insane scientist, Dr. Krack, creates an orgasm-inducing O-bomb and threatens to detonate it; the only ones who can stop him are a drug-dealing ex-CIA agent and the woman he meets in a rehab center. In 1992, Levin directed Academy Award nominee Robert Downey, Jr. in The Last Party, a gonzo look at the Presidential campaign, weaving together the personal and the political fortunes of Downey and Bill Clinton. In 1997, Levin was awarded the prestigious duPont-Columbia award for CIA: America's Secret Warriors, a three-part series that aired on the Discovery Channel. In the late nineties Levin created a hip-hop trilogy beginning with Slam, a searing prison drama, which starred Saul Williams, Sonja Sohn and Bonz Malone. Followed in 1999 by Brooklyn Babylon, a fable inspired by the “Song of Songs,” starred Tariq Trotter, Bonz Malone, featured music by the legendary Grammy winners The Roots.
In 2000, Levin directed Whiteboyz, a black comedy about white kids who want to be black rappers, starred Danny Hoch, Dash Mihok, Mark Webber and Piper Perabo. In Twilight Los Angeles, an adaptation of Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show, Levin fused a Broadway play with a documentary look at the LA riots. Twilight premiered at the Sundance 2000 Film Festival and was selected as the opening film of the International Human Rights Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Levin's Street Time, a 2002 television series produced by Columbia/Tristar for Showtime, received critical acclaim for its authenticity and cinéma vérité style. Levin executive directed 10 episodes; the show stars Scott Cohen, Erica Alexander and Terrence Howard. Levin's documentary feature and Sons, was part of the regarded Martin Scorsese PBS series, The Blues. Scorsese recruited an international team of directors with both feature and documentary experience - Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Richard Pearce and Wim Wenders.
Levin made his on-camera debut in Protocols of Zion, his street level look at the rise of anti-Semitism since 9/11 and the renewed popularity of the anti-Semitic text, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released theatrically in the fall of 2005 and on HBO the spring of 2006. Mr. Untouchable, the story of the original Black Godfather, Harlem heroin kingpin, Nicky Barnes, was released in theatres in 2007, it tells the true-life story of a real American Gangster from the point of view of law enforcement and Nicky Barnes, who appears for the first time in over a quarter century. In 2008 Levin was Executive Producer alongside Beyoncé Knowles on Cadillac Records, the Chess Records story starring Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Beyoncé. In the same year he executive produced the indie feature documentary Captured, the story of artist activist Clayton Patterson, the man who videotaped the 1988 Tompkins Square Park Riot and who has dedicated his life to documenting the final era of raw creativity and lawlessness in New York City's Lower East Side, a neighborhood famed for art and revolutionary minds.
Levin executive produced a follow-up feature in 2010, Dirty Old Town by his son Daniel B. Levin, Jenner Furst and Julia Nason. Levin's Brick City is a ground-breaking docu-series about the city of Newark, New Jersey, its mayor, Cory Booker, the people on the frontlines of a city struggling to change. Executive produced with Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, the 5-hour series aired its first Peabody Award winning season on the Sundance Channel in September 2009; the show received a 2010 Golden Eagle Cine Award and was nominated for both an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking and a NAACP Image Award. The second season premiered on January 30, 2011. Levin periodically directed episodes of the classic TV series and Order. From the mid-seventies through the eighties he teamed up with one of America's most respected journalists, Bill Moyers. In 1988 Levin won a national Emmy award as a producer/editor of Moyers' The Secret Government - The Constitution in Crisis, he directed The Home Front with Bill Moyers, honored with the duPont-Columbia Gold Baton Award in 1992.
Levin and his documentary film partner, Daphne Pinkerson, have produced 11 films for HBO's documentary film division, including Triangle: Remembering the Fire, Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags, Mob Stories, Prisoners of the War on Drugs, The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row, Soldiers in the Army of God, Gladiator Days. Thug Life in D. C. won the 1999 National Emmy for Outs
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American family comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released on October 3, 2008; the films stars Piper Perabo, Jamie Lee Curtis and Manolo Cardona as the human leads and Drew Barrymore, George Lopez and Andy Garcia in voice-over roles. The plot centers on a female Chihuahua named Chloe, who gets dognapped in Mexico and has to escape from an evil Doberman, El Diablo, with a help from a lonely German Shepherd, Delgado and a hyperactive male Chihuahua, who has a desperate crush on her. A sequel, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, was released on direct-to-DVD on February 1, 2011, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! was released on September 18, 2012. In Beverly Hills, wealthy businesswoman Vivian "Viv" Ashe leaves her richly pampered pet chihuahua, with her irresponsible niece, while she embarks on a business trip for ten days. Papi, the gardener Sam's pet Chihuahua of Mexican descent, has an unrequited crush on Chloe, by which she is disgusted.
On a whim, Rachel brings Chloe along. When Rachel leaves Chloe alone in the hotel room to go dancing at a club, Chloe goes looking for her. Chloe gets dog-napped as she is sent to the dog fights in Mexico City. There, she meets a street-smart German Shepherd named Delgado. Rachel is frantic when she finds Chloe missing. Chloe is picked to fight in the pit against El Diablo, a fierce Argentinean-Bolivian Doberman Pinscher. Delgado helps her escape the dog fights, unleashing the other dogs from their cages and unlocking the ring to allow both Chloe and himself to flee. After several arguments, he decides to return her to Beverly Hills safely. Meanwhile and Sam go to the Mexican police and offer rewards in an effort to find Chloe. El Diablo is sent by Vasquez, to capture Chloe and obtain the reward; the dogs reach the border by train, but they're caught when the conductor wanders back to the place they and the other dogs are hiding. They're forced to jump out arriving in the barren deserts of Chihuahua, where Delgado explains that he was a former police dog.
Rachel and Sam find that Chloe was spotted in the state of Chihuahua. After tracking Chloe and Delgado from Mexico City, El Diablo arrives in Chihuahua and attempts to capture Chloe. Papi ends up getting captured in a cage inside an abandoned Aztec temple. Delgado comes to rescue the two and is defeated. Chloe rescues Papi, but Delgado discovers that El Diablo had vanished. Rachel finds Chloe, Vasquez is arrested by the police. Chloe returns safely to Beverly Hills without Vivian finding out what happened and accepts a romantic relationship with Papi, as well as Rachel with Sam; the characters' fates are revealed: Delgado returns to being a police dog in Mexico. Jamie Lee Curtis as Vivian "Viv" Ashe Piper Perabo as Rachel Ashe Manolo Cardona as Sam Cortez Ali Hillis as Angela Maury Sterling as Rafferty Jesús Ochoa as Officer Ramirez José María Yazpik as Vasquez Eugenio Derbez as Store Owner Rusco as Papi Angel as Chloe Sam as Delgado Daniela as Maria Drew Barrymore as Chloe - a White Chihuahua Andy García as Delgado - a German Shepherd George Lopez as Papi - a Chihuahua Edward James Olmos as El Diablo - a Doberman Plácido Domingo as Montezuma - a Long-haired Chihuahua Paul Rodriguez as Chico - an Iguana Cheech Marin as Manuel - a Rat Loretta Devine as Delta - a Toy Poodle Luis Guzman as Chucho - a Mongrel Michael Urie as Sebastian - a Pug Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo as Rafa - an American Pit Bull Terrier Chloe was named after writer Analisa LaBianco's dog, a 4-year-old Chihuahua.
The Cinesite studio used their specially developed pipeline for creating digital muzzle replacements, animated the many talking dogs. The in-house visual effects supervisor was Matt Johnson, the animation supervisor was Alexander Williams; the chihuahua changes throughout the film. The film score was written by composer Heitor Pereira, who recorded the score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros.. Beverly Hills Chihuahua received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 41% based on 96 reviews with an average rating of 5/10; the site's critical consensus reads, "Despite hitting some sweet notes, Beverly Hills Chihuahua is little more than disposable family entertainment." On Metacritic, the film has a score of 41 out of 100 based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Mark Olsen of the Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that, "One could try to overlook the film's view of Mexico as an either-or land of resort poshness and street-level poverty, chiefly populated by criminals and hustlers of all stripes, except that view forms the entire film, driving the narrative impulse by which the spoiled puppy makes her journey."
Olsen wrote, "Think of it as the Paris Hilton Complex, that idea of young people as little princesses and princes who get what they want, what they want is easy pickings and a life without engagement." Walter Addiego of the San Francisco Chronicle gave a positive review, writing, "the film combines the themes of dignity and empowerment -'We are tiny, but we are mighty', says the leader of a vast
Ohio University is a public research university in Athens, Ohio. The first university chartered by an Act of Congress and the first to be chartered in Ohio, it was chartered in 1787 by the Congress of the Confederation and subsequently approved for the territory in 1802 and state in 1804, opening for students in 1809. Ohio University is the oldest university in Ohio, the eighth oldest public university in the United States and the 30th oldest university among public's and privates; as of fall 2018, the university's total enrollment at Athens was 20,000, while the all- campus enrollment was just under 35,000. Ohio University maintains a selective admission rate with further admission requirements for its Journalism and other select schools; the Heritage College of Medicine maintains its separate select admissions criteria. Ohio University offers more than 250 areas of undergraduate study. On the graduate level, the university grants master's degrees in many of its major academic divisions, doctoral degrees in selected departments.
Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The university is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". Ohio's athletic teams are called the Bobcats and compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level as charter members of the Mid-American Conference. Ohio football has participated in 12 bowl games through the 2016 season, while the men's basketball team has made 13 appearances in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. George Washington stated "the settlement of southeastern Ohio was not accidental, but the result of the careful deliberation of wise and patriotic men." The Confederation Congress, which operated under the Articles of Confederation, did not work with an executor or cabinet. Executive roles transacted from committees of appointed persons; the Ordinance of 1787 made Ohio University the first to be chartered through acts of Congress, with the purpose of expanding education. Additionally, the 1787 ordinance stated: "Religion and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."
This epithet is engraved on the university's main college gateway. The university was first envisioned by Manasseh Cutler, credited as the school's founder along with Revolutionary War Brigadier General Rufus Putnam. Cutler had served as a chaplain in Washington's Continental Army; the institution's first name was American University. President Thomas Jefferson's policy initiatives included a westward expansion of the new nation, with the addition of several territories to U. S. statehood. In 1797, settlers from Marietta traveled downstream on the Ohio River and up the Hocking River to establish a location for the school, founding Athens due to its location directly between the original capital of Chillicothe and Marietta. In 1802 approval was granted by the territorial government for the establishment of the American Western University, but the school was not operated under that name. Ohio University was recognized by the new state on February 18, 1804, as its charter was certified by the General Assembly of the new state.
This last approval happened eleven months. The first three students enrolled in 1809; the first two bachelor's degrees were granted in 1815. The 20th century saw dramatic growth in student enrollment, academic offerings, research facilities. Between 1955 and 1970, undergraduate enrollment tripled. During this era, the campus grew, with the construction of 25 new dormitories located on two new residential college greens, with radio and television stations and classroom facilities, the construction of a 13,000-seat sports arena, it is now America's 25th largest residential college campus. In 1964, U. S. President Johnson publicly referenced his Great Society initiative for the first time on the College Green, bringing Ohio U into homes across America and garnering news in all continents. In 1975, Ohio established its medical school, known as the Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine. Heritage is the only medical college in the state to award the D. O. degree. In 2011, the college received the largest private donation to be given to a medical college in the U.
S. 240,000 living alumni now consider Ohio their alma mater, with Governors, Senators and media celebrities amongst its ranks. Ohio is classified among the top public universities in U. S. News & World Report ranking of "Best American Colleges," and named by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/High Research Activity institution. Ohio's libraries contain more than 3 million bound volumes; the university is a residential campus in Athens, overlooking the Hocking River. Constructed under the Jefferson presidency, New England and Early Americana Federalist themes are prevalent in the university's earliest architecture. Development of the campus began in 1812 with the erection of the university's central building, Manasseh Cutler Hall, a registered national landmark, built only 20 years after the White House; the historic College Green is the central quadrangle lawn and location of significant campus buildings: Manasseh Cutler Hall, the Office of the President. These three original primary structures are featured elements of the official current university logo and maintain true to their original design of over 200 years ago.
The College Green has changed little in the past two centuries, which contributes to the university's colonial appearanc
Mischa Anne M. Barton is a British-Irish-American film and stage actress, she began her career on the stage, appearing in Tony Kushner's Slavs! and took the lead in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams at New York City's Lincoln Center. She made her screen debut with a guest appearance on the American soap opera All My Children, voicing a character on the Nickelodeon cartoon series KaBlam!. Her first major film role was as the protagonist of Lawn Dogs, a drama co-starring Sam Rockwell, she appeared in major pictures such as the romantic comedy Notting Hill and M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller The Sixth Sense, she starred in the indie crime drama Pups. Barton appeared in the independent drama Lost and Delirious and guest-starred as Evan Rachel Wood's girlfriend on ABC's Once and Again, she played Marissa Cooper in the Fox television series The O. C. for which she received two Teen Choice Awards. The role brought Barton into mainstream fame, Entertainment Weekly named her the "It Girl" of 2003.
Barton has since appeared in the comedy remake St Trinian's, the Richard Attenborough–directed drama Closing the Ring and Assassination of a High School President. She returned to television, starring in the short-lived Ashton Kutcher-produced CW series The Beautiful Life: TBL. In 2012, she returned to the stage, she appeared alongside Martin Sheen in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. She has garnered critical praise for her roles in independent films, with the Los Angeles Times praising her "standout" performance in Starcrossed. Barton has most been cast in the MTV series The Hills: New Beginnings, a reboot of the hit show The Hills. Barton was born at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, London, to an Irish mother, Nuala, a photographer, an English father, Paul Marsden Barton, a foreign exchange broker from Manchester. Barton's grandfather on her mother's side was an Irish language professor at Queen's University Belfast, she has a barrister in London. Barton has stated that she attended St. Paul's Girls' School in Hammersmith, but her father's work took the family to New York City when Barton was five years old.
In 2006, she became a naturalised citizen of the United States, but has retained her British citizenship. She holds Irish citizenship, being an Irish citizen automatically by virtue of her mother being Irish. Barton graduated from the Professional Children's School in Manhattan in 2004, took a summer short course called Acting Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, in June and July 2006, at Sir Richard Attenborough's urging, after he directed her in Closing the Ring. Barton began acting at the age of eight, co-starring in the Off-Broadway premiere of the 1994 play, Slavs!, written by Tony Kushner. Vincent Canby of The New York Times praised Barton's "so fine" and "chillingly authoritative" performance. New York magazine praised her as "a darling little girl, exhibits consummate charm", she appeared in several other Off-Broadway productions, taking a lead role in James Lapine's Twelve Dreams alongside Marisa Tomei at Lincoln Center. Canby again praised Barton, noting that she "has a sweet gravity as the doomed Emma".
In 1996 Barton had a supporting role in Catherine Butterfield's Where the Truth Lies which opened at New York's Irish Repertory Theatre. The New York Times remarked that "the winning child actresses Brittany Boyd and Mischa Barton are smart enough not to overplay the naivete and precocity of their respective characters." In 1997, she appeared alongside Diane Wiest at The Public Theater in Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare. The New York production went on to win the OBIE Award for Best Play, she made her film debut in Lawn Dogs. Barton won critical favour for her role, with Janet Maslin of The New York Times praising her "poised" performance and Empire celebrating her "hypnotic central performance". Barton appeared in Notting Hill and The Sixth Sense. Both films were critically and commercially successful earning $363,889,700 and $672,806,292, she starred in Pups, a "Dog Day Afternoon for the MTV generation", alongside Burt Reynolds. In 1996, she returned to the show, replacing Michelle Trachtenberg in the role of Lily Benton Montgomery.
She guest-starred in eight episodes of the television series Once and Again as Jessie Sammler's girlfriend, Katie Singer. In 2001, she returned to film and starred in the independent Canadian drama and Delirious, based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan; the film was met with mixed reviews, but the performances of Barton and her co-stars Piper Perabo and Jessica Paré were praised. She starred in Julie Johnson alongside Lili Taylor and Courtney Love, playing the daughter of a woman in a lesbian relationship. Barton had a supporting role in the independent teen drama Tart with Brad Renfro and Dominique Swain. Other television appearances include an episode of the Fox series Fastlane, she appears as the love interest in James Blunt's music video "Goodbye My Lover" and in Enrique Iglesias' music video "Addicted". In August 2003, Fox premiered the television series The O. C. about affluent teenagers wi
Coyote Ugly (film)
Coyote Ugly is a 2000 American romantic musical comedy-drama film based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon. Set in New York City, the film stars Adam Garcia, it was directed by David McNally, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman, written by Gina Wendkos. Violet Sanford leaves her hometown of South Amboy, New Jersey, her father Bill, her best friend Gloria, in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a songwriter in nearby New York City. Violet tries multiple times to get her demo tape noticed by the recording studios but is unsuccessful. One night, she tries to get herself noticed by a music industry scout; the bartender jokingly points out Kevin O'Donnell. When she discovers the joke, Violet feels hurt because she thinks Kevin was trying to make her look foolish. With only a few dollars left in her pocket after her apartment is robbed, she goes to an all-night diner and notices three girls, Cammie and Zoe, flaunting the hundreds of dollars in tips they earned. After inquiring, she finds out.
She convinces the bar owner Lil to give her an audition. Violet's first audition does not go well. At her second audition, Violet douses the fire warden in water which costs Lil $250. However, Lil decides. Kevin turns up at the bar, Violet auctions him off to another woman at the bar to earn the money. Kevin tells Violet that he owes her, so Violet agrees to go on four dates with him; the two begin a relationship. Kevin commits himself to helping Violet overcome her stage fright, which she is informed she'll have to do to have her songs heard. Violet tells Kevin she inherited her stage fright from her now deceased mother, who moved to New York in her youth to pursue her dreams of singing. Violet's stage fright extends to singing her original pieces, as she sings in the bar to help Cammie and Rachel, who are trying to break up a fight between customers. One night, a patron takes a picture of Violet in the middle of a raunchy move with water pouring on her; when the picture appears in the paper, her dad Bill gets angry at her.
She keeps the job despite her dad's wishes, but shortly thereafter gets fired when Kevin gets into a fight at the bar. She and Kevin break up. With her dreams not working and her job at the bar terminated, Violet goes to New Jersey for Gloria's wedding. Bill gets into a car accident which prompts Violet to move back to New Jersey, but Bill convinces her not to give up while telling her the truth that her mother didn't have a problem with stage-fright and quit singing because of Bill. Back in New York Lil visits her at a restaurant she's now working at and the two make amends. Violet finishes a new song and performs it at an open mic night at the Bowery Ballroom with the Coyotes from the Coyote Ugly saloon, Bill and Kevin all there for moral support; the performance leads to a deal with a record label. The film concludes back at Coyote Ugly with LeAnn Rimes, having recorded Violet's song, singing on the bar as Violet joins in and Violet kissing Kevin celebrating her dream coming true. Kevin Smith, who did an uncredited rewrite of the script, stated that a total of eight writers worked on the script while the Writers Guild of America only gave credit to Gina Wendkos, who wrote the first draft of the script, according to Smith, scarcely resembles the final film.
Early on, before the producers decided to cast unknown actors, the lead role of Violet Sanford was offered to pop singer Jessica Simpson, who turned it down. Principal photography took place in Manhattan and small towns in New Jersey including South Amboy and Sea Bright for a month. Production moved to California and shooting took place in Los Angeles, West Hollywood and San Pedro; the film was based on an article, "The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon", in GQ by Elizabeth Gilbert, who worked as a bartender in the East Village. The bar, which opened in 1993 became a favorite of the Lower East Side hipsters; as mentioned in the film, the slang term "coyote ugly" refers to the feeling of waking up after a one-night stand, discovering that your arm is underneath someone, so physically repulsive that you would gladly chew it off without waking the person just so you can get away without being discovered. Coyotes are known to gnaw off limbs if they are stuck in a trap. Coyote Ugly opened fourth at the North American box office making US$17,319,282 in its opening weekend.
It went on to gross $60,786,269 domestically and $53,130,205 around the world to a total of $113,916,474 worldwide, becoming a box office success. The film received negative reviews from critics. Criticisms and praise centered around the belief that it was little more than an excuse to portray "hot, sexy women dancing on a bar in a wet T-shirt contest", it holds a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 103 reviews, with an average rating of 3.9/10. The site's consensus states: "Well, the women in this film are attractive and flaunt that fact quite a lot. That's all there is to the film; the script is as big a joke as the characters, everything else follows the same path. If you're looking for a tease see this flick, otherwise stay as far away as possible." Metacritic reports a 27 out of 100 rating, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". VH1 made a statement about Rimes' appearance in the film stating, "Rimes, only 17 years old, was sporting leather pants and a skimpy top and in al
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is a 2005 American family comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox. It is the sequel to the family comedy film Cheaper by the Dozen. Shawn Levy, the director of the first film, did not return as director for this one, instead directed by Adam Shankman. Levy made an appearance as a hospital intern in it. Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Alyson Stoner, Tom Welling reprise their roles as members of the twelve-child Baker family. Eugene Levy co-stars as the patriarch of a rival family of eight children. Carmen Electra portrays his wife. Two years after Tom Baker resigned from his head coaching position, his family begins to undergo many changes, beginning with Lorraine and her desire to study in New York after her high school graduation, their oldest daughter, Nora, is now married to Bud McNulty and pregnant with their first child. They intend to move to Houston because of his new job promotion. Feeling the family is breaking apart as the children grow up and move away, Tom persuades them to take one last family vacation all together at Lake Winnetka.
Tom's old rival, Jimmy Murtaugh, his new wife Sarina, their large family are there for the summer. Jimmy flaunts his wealth and success to Tom, as well as the accomplishments of his children suggesting to Tom that his are less successful because of his parenting style, they get into many incidents, several of which are accidental: Mark Baker, along with Kenny Murtaugh, crashes into a tennis court with a golf cart, Sarah Baker is caught shoplifting in a gift shop, Mark accidentally sets off a backpack of fireworks, causing widespread panic when it is thrown into a boat, igniting its engine and causing it to explode. Jimmy again starts the topic, he is angered by this, they decide to settle the matter at the Annual Labor Day Family Cup. He trains the kids for days. Sarah and Elliot Murtaugh watch Ice Age together, but are spied on by their fathers, which results in them getting into an argument and humiliating their children. Upon returning home, Sarah refuses to compete for Tom in the Cup; the children are angry with him, not only for spying on Sarah, but for ruining the entire trip through his competitiveness with the Murtaughs, Kate laments that the two pulling with their parenting has only torn the entire family further apart.
The next morning, Tom goes to the Cup to compete with Nigel and Kyle, the only two still willing to go. However, after discovering an old "Team Baker" flag and the rest of the kids show up, showing they forgive him and are willing to compete. After the events, the Bakers and the Murtaughs are tied for first. During it, Nora goes into labor; the Murtaugh children jump out of the canoe to help the Bakers. While arguing with Sarina, Jimmy reveals he was jealous of Tom being the popular one when they were younger. Sarina convinces him to help and the two families work together to get Nora to the hospital. Bud and Kate go with her in the delivery room, while Tom, Jimmy and the rest of the kids stay in the waiting room. While talking to Jimmy, Tom realizes that he has to let his kids grow, but wherever they go, they will always be with him, he will always be with them. Nora gives birth to a baby boy who she and Bud name Tom in honor of his grandfather, who has shown them "there is no way to be a perfect parent, but a million ways to be a good one."
Bud announces that they have bought "The Big House", the vacation home that the Bakers have been renting. Nora and baby Tom leave for Houston a few days later. Steve Martin as Tom Baker Bonnie Hunt as Kate Baker, Tom's wife Piper Perabo as Nora Baker-McNulty, Tom & Kate’s daughter, Bud’s wife and Tom’s mother Tom Welling as Charlie Baker, Tom & Kate’s son Hilary Duff as Lorraine Baker, Tom & Kate’s daughter Kevin G. Schmidt as Henry Baker, Tom & Kate’s son Alyson Stoner as Sarah Baker, Tom & Kate’s daughter Jacob Smith as Jake Baker, Tom & Kate’s son Forrest Landis as Mark Baker, Tom & Kate’s son Liliana Mumy as Jessica Baker, Tom & Kate’s daughter and Kim’s twin sister Morgan York as Kimberly Baker, Tom & Kate’s daughter and Jessica’s twin sister Blake Woodruff as Mike Baker, Tom & Kate’s son Brent Kinsman as Nigel Baker, Tom & Kate’s son and Kyle’s twin brother Shane Kinsman as Kyle Baker, Tom & Kate’s son and Nigel’s twin brother Jonathan Bennett as Bud McNulty, Nora’s husband and Tom’s father Eugene Levy as Jimmy Murtaugh Carmen Electra as Sarina Murtaugh, Jimmy’s 3rd wife Shawn Roberts as Calvin Murtaugh, Jimmy’s son and Sarina’s stepson Robbie Amell as Daniel Murtaugh, Jimmy’s son and Sarina’s stepson Jaime King as Anne Murtaugh, Jimmy’s daughter and Sarina’s stepdaughter Melanie Tonello as Becky Murtaugh, Jimmy’s daughter and Sarina’s stepdaughter Taylor Lautner as Elliot Murtaugh, Jimmy’s son and Sarina’s stepson Courtney Fitzpatrick as Lisa Murtaugh, Jimmy’s daughter and Sarina’s stepdaughter and Robin’s twin sister Madison Fitzpatrick as Robin Murtaugh, Jimmy’s daughter and Sarina’s stepdaughter and Lisa’s twin sister Alexander Conti as Kenneth Murtaugh, Jimmy’s son and Sarina’s stepson Peter Keleghan as Mike Ben Falcone and Kathryn Joosten as theater patrons Director Adam Shankm
A boarding school provides education for pupils who live on the premises, as opposed to a day school. The word "boarding" is used in i.e. lodging and meals. As they have existed for many centuries, now extend across many countries, their function and ethos varies greatly. Traditionally, pupils stayed at the school for the length of the term; some are for either girls while others are co-educational. In the United Kingdom, which has a rich history of such schools, many independent schools offer boarding, but so do a few dozen state schools, many of which serve children from remote areas. In the United States, most boarding schools cover grades seven or nine through grade twelve—the high school years; some American boarding schools offer a post-graduate year of study to help students prepare for college entrance. In some times and places boarding schools are the most elite educational option, whereas in other contexts, they serve as places to segregate children deemed a problem to their parents or wider society.
Notoriously and the United States tried to assimilate indigenous children in the Canadian Indian residential school system and American Indian boarding schools respectively. Some function as orphanages, e.g. the G. I. Rossolimo Boarding School Number 49 in Russia. Tens of millions of rural children are now educated at boarding schools in China. Therapeutic boarding schools offer treatment for psychological difficulties. Military academies provide strict discipline. Education for children with special needs has a long association with boarding; some boarding schools offer an immersion into democratic education, such as Summerhill School. Others are determinedly international, such as the United World Colleges; the term boarding school refers to classic British boarding schools and many boarding schools around the world are modeled on these. A typical boarding school has several separate residential houses, either within the school grounds or in the surrounding area. A number of senior teaching staff are appointed as housemasters, dorm parents, prefects, or residential advisors, each of whom takes quasi-parental responsibility for anywhere from 5 to 50 students resident in their house or dormitory at all times but outside school hours.
Each may be assisted in the domestic management of the house by a housekeeper known in U. K. or Commonwealth countries as matron, by a house tutor for academic matters providing staff of each gender. In the U. S. boarding schools have a resident family that lives in the dorm, known as dorm parents. They have janitorial staff for maintenance and housekeeping, but do not have tutors associated with an individual dorm. Older students are less supervised by staff, a system of monitors or prefects gives limited authority to senior students. Houses develop distinctive characters, a healthy rivalry between houses is encouraged in sport. Houses or dorms include study-bedrooms or dormitories, a dining room or refectory where students take meals at fixed times, a library and study carrels where students can do their homework. Houses may have common rooms for television and relaxation and kitchens for snacks, storage facilities for bicycles or other sports equipment; some facilities may be shared between several dorms.
In some schools, each house has students of all ages, in which case there is a prefect system, which gives older students some privileges and some responsibility for the welfare of the younger ones. In others, separate houses accommodate needs of different classes. In some schools, day students are assigned to a dorm or house for social activities and sports purposes. Most school dormitories have an "in your room by" and a "lights out" time, depending on their age, when the students are required to prepare for bed, after which no talking is permitted; such rules may be difficult to enforce. International students may take advantage of the time difference between countries to contact friends or family. Students sharing study rooms are less to disturb others and may be given more latitude; as well as the usual academic facilities such as classrooms, halls and laboratories, boarding schools provide a wide variety of facilities for extracurricular activities such as music rooms, sports fields and school grounds, squash courts, swimming pools and theatres.
A school chapel is found on site. Day students stay on after school to use these facilities. Many North American boarding schools are located in beautiful rural environments, have a combination of architectural styles that vary from modern to hundreds of years old. Food quality can vary from school to school, but most boarding schools offer diverse menu choices for many kinds of dietary restrictions and preferences; some boarding schools have a Dress Code for specific meals like Dinner or for specific days of the week. Students are free to eat with friends, teammates, as well as with faculty and coaches. Extra curricular activities groups, e.g. the French Club, may have meals together. The Dining Hall serves a central place where lessons and learning can continue between students and teachers or