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Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

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Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of over 100 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land. Written by <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG for frenetic action | See all certifications »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$58,662,452 (USA)
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The house the family lives in is the same house in Poltergeist (1982) See more »

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The final scene--and the punchline--of the first film features the shrinking machine in reverse, and the family feasts on enlarged food. In fact, reversing the effects of the machine is how the kids went from tiny to normal size. In the second film, Wayne is working for a company that is testing a completely different machine that will enlarge things, and the shrink machine is in storage. It is never explained why simply reversing his shrink machine wasn't the answer. See more »

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[after Wayne finds Nick and Mandy in the shrunken car]
Wayne: Found them. I think we'd better give them a while though.
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Spoofs The Amazing Colossal Man (1957) See more »

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You're Growing
Written and Performed by Fred Rogers (as Fred M. Rogers)
Courtesy of Family Communications, Inc.
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Repurposed horror doesn't quite work
30 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) is at it again in Nevada. His house is full of his inventions. His wife Diane (Marcia Strassman) takes their daughter Amy away to college. His son Nick pines for the lovely Mandy Park (Keri Russell). Wayne has licensed his invention to Sterling Labs but they have trouble enlarging. While Wayne and Nick work on the machine, little Adam gets zapped without their knowledge. Soon Adam is growing larger and larger as he wrecks havoc upon Las Vegas.

There is something fun and magical about kids shrunk down living in the small world. A giant baby isn't the same thing. It plays differently like a B-horror hybrid. I'm not sure why the sister comes and then leaves the movie. Maybe she had something better to do. Also I don't like putting a corporation and military into the mix. It has some fun moments but it gets more and more tiresome.


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