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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 25 June 1999 (USA)
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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Once you adopt a kid, you've got to keep him. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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

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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guy Gets Kid  »

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Budget:

$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

Adam Sandler's wife, Jackie Sandler (Jackie Titone), plays the waitress in the bar that gets Julian a root beer (at around 15 mins). See more »

Goofs

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

[discussing Julian's doll Scuba Steve]
Nazo: I had doll like that once. But my cat, he bite his head off!
Julian: What kind of cat would do that?
Nazo: You calling me a liar?
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Crazy Credits

Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

Connections

Follows HBO First Look: The Making of 'Big Daddy' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dancin' in the Moonlight
Written by Sherman Kelly
Produced by George Drakoulias
Co-Produced by Sharkey
Performed by The CrownSayers
Courtesy of DCide Records & Gadfly Communications
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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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