Man of the House (film) A resourceful 11-year-old boy, Ben, tries to scare off his mother’s suitor, Jack, a beleaguered federal prosecutor unprepared for stepfatherhood, by forcing him to join the YMCA’s Indian Guides program and participate in Native American-inspired rituals and games. The boy’s scheme seems to be working until a vengeful indicted mob boss enters the picture and decides to have Jack eliminated. Ultimately, the Guides take on the mob and use their superior wilderness warfare tactics to capture Jack’s pursuers. In the process, Jack and the boy forge a bond of friendship, respect, and love. Released on March 3, 1995. Directed by James Orr. 98 min. Stars Chevy Chase (Jack), Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Ben), Farrah Fawcett (Sandy), George Wendt (Chet), Nicholas Garrett (Monroe). Farrah Fawcett’s former real-life husband, Ryan O’Neal, has a brief uncredited cameo at the beginning of the movie. Released on video in 1995.