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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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

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

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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,536,370, 27 June 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$163,479,795

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,801,895
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Trivia

Dennis Dugan: the guy unprepared for Halloween and, on the television, behind Columbo. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny does the wrestling move on Nazo, and he passes out, Nazo's head is first turned to the left. In the next shot, it is turned to the right. Then turned to the left again. See more »

Quotes

Corinne: We wasted the good surprise on you!
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Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

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References Show Boat (1929) See more »

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Passing Me By
(LP Version)
Written by Tré Hardson (as Trevant Hardson), Imani Wilcox (as Emandu Wilcox), Romye Robinson, Fatlip (as Derek Stewart), J. Swift, Steve Boone, and John Sebastian
Performed by The Pharcyde
Courtesy of Delicious Vinyl
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Humor aimed at Low IQs
15 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Boy, did this movie suck. Even though it's only 90 minutes, it felt like it lasted 4 hours. Happy Gilmore was OK, but Sandler's other works have really blown. One reason i didn't like it is that Sandler's character is a jerk. He yells like a moron in a McDonald's, harasses a man (the film's director) in his apartment, spoils the kid, and causes bodily harm to skaters.

And it wasn't funny. We're supposed to laugh just because he and the kid p**s on the side of a building. bodily functions are not funny. They were when I was a little kid, but I've grown out of that. Anyway, that little kid was pretty annoying ("Pweese pway da tape"), and far from being cute. The majority of today's comedies seem to be aimed at immature people with low IQs whole will laugh at anything. I miss edgy, satirical, intelligent comedies like Dr. Strangelove. Watching Big Daddy was like being tied to a pole and beaten with a wet sock. I guess other people like that experience.


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