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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 June 1999 (USA)
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A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

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Sonny Koufax is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up girlfriend leaves him, he comes up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Natureza chamado. Olha quem respondeu. (Nature called. Look who answered.) (Brazil DVD) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,536,370 (USA) (25 June 1999)

Gross:

$163,479,795 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Trivia

Sonny says to Corinne that he's talking with uncle Remus at the phone, a reference to Harold Ramis, one of Adam Sandler's major influences as a comedy actor and writer. Alternatively, he was referring to a Disney character from "Song of the South" (1946) who lived on the Bayou, hence the reference to the catfish being huge. Sandler's SNL characters "Canteen Boy" and "Cajun Man" and his character in "The Water Boy" are all of Cajun background. See more »

Goofs

When the skater coming down the path in the park hits Sonny's stick, he careens down the hill into the pond between two large rocks. The smaller rock on the right lifts and floats a little to the right. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: I got some interesting news?
Lenny: Oh yeah, what?
Sonny: I kind of adopted a kid
Lenny: What the hell are you talking about?
Sonny: I'm talking about you being a grandfather! Congratulations!
Lenny: Who the hell would give you a kid?
Sonny: Social Services.
Lenny: You idiot! You better give that kid back!
Sonny: His mother's... hang on, hang on.
Sonny: [shouts at Julian, from afar] Go play with them pigeons, buddy!
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This movie is dedicated to our fathers. Thanks for putting up with all our crap. We love you. See more »

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Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Written by Hal David, Burt Bacharach
Produced by Dante Ross, John Gamble, and Erik Schrody (as Everlast)
Performed by Erik Schrody (as Everlast) and The White Folx
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
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Underrated.
10 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film a lot when I was younger, I laughed my arse off. Then I lost the video, and I discovered it when it fell on my head about a week ago. It hurt, but the film was worth it. I laughed again, I nearly cried when Julian got took away, and it brought back a lot of memories. I don't normally like Adam Sandler, but this is one of my favourite films. Its underrated, mostly by adults, as soon as I put it on, my Nana took one look at Adam Sandler and went home. She said he "Over-acted and wasn't funny." I know a lot of other people who think this movie is a big pile of crap, but they have no sense of humour. I would recommend this to anyone who likes to laugh..


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