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Big Daddy (1999)

 -  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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Nature called. Look who answered. See more »

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

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Also Known As:

Guy Gets Kid  »

Box Office

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$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,360,121 (UK) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

£4,434,727 (UK) (12 November 1999)
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Working title was "Guy Gets Kid". See more »

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The game Julian is playing is Twisted Metal III. However, the sounds we hear while he's playing are generic "boop-boop-beep" arcade noises, and not actual sounds from Twisted Metal III. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: I'm thinkin' about keepin' the kid.
Phil D'Amato: Sonny, remember that time you went with me to the pet store to get fish food and you saw that cute little puppy and you wanted to get it, but then I reminded you about feeding it and cleaning it and toilet-training it?
Sonny: Yeah...
Phil D'Amato: Well, this is kinda like that - except with a human!
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Instant Pleasure
Written by Seth Swirsky
Produced by George Drakoulias
Performed by Rufus Wainwright
Courtesy of Dreamworks Records
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Adam Sandler still funny
2 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is a law school graduate who's living off the $200k from a frivolous lawsuit. He has a menial job as a parking lot attendant, and his girlfriend can't take it anymore. His best friend/roommate Kevin (Jon Stewart) is getting married with Big Boobs McGee (Leslie Mann). Everybody is growing up and moving on. Then a kid (the Sprouse twins) gets dropped off with a note claiming to be Kevin's child.

This was when Adam Sandler was still cute and funny as the wise cracking slacker. He and the Sprouse twins are funny together. And it's got a good story of a manchild learning to grow up. His arrested development schtick is still hilarious.


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