The Growing Pains Movie

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The Growing Pains Movie
Written by David Kendall
Michael Sullivan
Directed by Alan Metter
Starring Alan Thicke
Joanna Kerns
Kirk Cameron
Tracey Gold
Chelsea Noble
Jeremy Miller
Ashley Johnson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) David Kendall
Gregg Mayday
Jim Botko
Jim Green
Michael Sullivan
Producer(s) Alan Thicke
Running time 88 minutes
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original network ABC
Original release November 5, 2000
Followed by Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers

The Growing Pains Movie is a 2000 made-for-television film that premiered on ABC November 5, 2000, as a two-hour episode of ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney anthology series. It was the first of two reunion films based on the 1985–92 sitcom Growing Pains.


The Growing Pains Movie takes place 8 years after the end of the TV series. They are now older, and Mike is married with 4 kids. Carol is a very successful manager, Ben cleans pools, and Chrissy is a 17-year-old high school student with a smoking habit. Chrissy goes to work with Maggie, but soon Maggie is fired. She decides to enter the election campaign herself and run against her old boss. During the campaign, Carol meets the other campaign manager, Scott Coffer, and falls in love with him and his 10-year-old son Jack. But soon Carol realizes dating him could put her mom's campaign in jeopardy, so she breaks up with him. Knowing his father had real feelings for Carol, Jack takes matters into his own hands and asks her brother Mike to come up with a scheme to get Carol and his dad back together again. Mike agrees because he saw how happy his sister was with Scott. At the end of the movie, Maggie wins the election, and Carol and Scott get married.


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