Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)



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Despite his status as a major action star, Sylvester Stallone has made a number of attempts to remodel himself as a comic actor; one of his more infamous efforts in this direction was Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot!. Police detective Joe Bromowski (Sylvester Stallone) has just broken off his relationship with his girlfriend (and fellow police officer) Gwen Harper (JoBeth Williams), so Joe's mother Tutti (Estelle Getty) decides it's time to pay him a visit. Tutti proceeds to make Joe's life miserable by nagging him about his clothes, cleaning his apartment, washing his gun, tagging along on investigations, and somehow getting involved with a gun-running organization that the police have been trying to infiltrate. After this film, Stallone would stay away from comedy until 1997, when he played a cameo in another unenthusiastically received film, An Alan Smithee Film -- Burn, Hollywood, Burn.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Blake Snyder, William Osborne, William Davies, Daniel Petrie, Daniel Petrie Sr
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 20, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video


Sylvester Stallone
as Joe Bomowski
JoBeth Williams
as Gwen Harper
Roger Rees
as Parnell
Ella Joyce
as McCabe
Jana Arnold
as Mitchell's Girl
Mark Mikesell
as Uniformed Cop
Matthew Powers
as Taxi Driver
Richard Schiff
as Gun Clerk
Vanessa Angel
as Stewardess
Marjean Holden
as Stewardess
Joey DePinto
as Sergeant Ray Ban
Larry Campbell
as Detective
Shari Ballard
as Detective
Amy Kirkpatrick
as Detective
Joey de Pinto
as Sgt. Ray Ban
Patti Yasutake
as TV Newscaster
John Sarviss
as Helicopter Pilot
Manuel Perry
as Bad Guy
Ving Rhames
as Bad Guy
Ernie Lively
as Man at Airport
Manny Perry
as Bad Guy
Richard Suggett
as Truck Driver
Shelley Hill
as Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

Most of the blame for this unimaginative effort can be attributed to the script, but Spottiswoode's flat direction doesn't help.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This mom is impossible without being funny.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

As irksome as it is, the concept is actually better for Stallone than the premises of his earlier awful romps.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It is moronic beyond comprehension, an exercise in desperation during which even Sylvester Stallone, a repository of self-confidence, seems to be disheartened.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 1, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot

My fav Sly Movie.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


i watch it and i thought that it was reli funny and something mums would probably do and i thought it was reli reli gd and gr8 laugh

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer


Comedy about a cop who is dominated by his mother.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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