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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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Cast overview, first billed only:


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 »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office


$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adam Sandler provided the voice of the rollerblader who fell over a stick and yells "Goddamn stick!" See more »


During the Kangaroo Song, the lyrics on the TV show "hop hop hop all DAY", but the singer actually says "hop hop hop all Night". See more »


Julian: ...but I wipe my own ass, I wipe my own ass!
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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 »


Referenced in Tell Me Something (1999) See more »


Written by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, and David Lee Roth
Performed by Van Halen
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A rather funny movie featuring Sandler.
17 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am not a Sandler fan in the least, in fact for the most part I do not enjoy his movies. Still, this one was a rather funny little comedy even if it did have a rather unbelievable premise. Guy loses girl, guy tries to get girl back by taking in a kid who may or may not be a friend of his kid. So aside from that you have your funny scenes of Adam trying to raise a small boy to the best of his ability while also getting the attention of a new female in his life. Granted some of the jokes were just lame such as Sandler dressing up as the boy's favorite toy, but for the most part the jokes were hits. It did tend to get a bit sentimental towards the end, but not as bad as other movies of this type tend to get. Jon Stewart is in this one as is Sandler buddies Rob Snider. Steve Bushemi is also in it, but his appearance in the movie is rather stupid. So for a rather good comedy that isn't really great, but not unbearable like many Sandler comedies can get try this one on for size.

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