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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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Comedy | Drama

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

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Release Date:

25 June 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guy Gets Kid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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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). This was her first movie with her husband. See more »

Goofs

When "Frankenstein" vomits on the floor, it is partially on the floor and partially on the carpet. Later, it is totally on the floor with none on the carpet See more »

Quotes

[about the Kangaroo song]
Sonny: [to Julian] I can't take this shit. Are you serious?
[Julian continues jumping to the Kangaroo song]
Sonny: [under his breath; about the character in the song] Douchebag kangaroo.
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Crazy Credits

This movie is dedicated to our fathers. Thanks for putting up with all our crap. We love you. See more »

Connections

References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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Rush
Written by Mick Jones
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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