Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, but despite the title and the concept of a family with twelve children, the film bears no resemblance to the book nor its original film adaptation, although it is mentioned that the mother's maiden name is Gilbreth. Tom Baker (Steve Martin) is a football coach at a small rural college in Midland, Indiana, where he raised twelve children, and his wife, Kate (Bonnie Hunt), has written and narrate about her story in a book and hopes to send it to her friend to publish it. At the film's beginning, Tom unexpectedly receives an offer from his old friend and football teammate, Shake McGuire (Richard Jenkins), to coach at his alma mater in Evanston, Illinois. Tom accepts the offer, and demands all the children to vote on moving to Evanston. Despite losing it, however, Tom persuades the entire family to move to Evanston for a better home and space. The atmosphere at the Bakers' new house is tense and the situation at school for the younger children is even worse.