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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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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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The "Scuba Steve" action figure in this movie is a fictional doll made up by Adam Sandler. "Scuba Steve" is based on a doll that Adam Sandler owned when he was a child, called Diver Dan. Diver Dan can be seen briefly in the intro scenes of another Dennis Dugan film, Problem Child (1990). See more »

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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 »

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Homeless Guy: Yes, considering we're in America! I mean, if you don't like Spaghetti and Meatballs, why don't you just get the hell out?
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Written by Melanie Chisholm, Phil Thornalley, and Dave Munday
Produced by Rick Rubin
Performed by Melanie Chisholm (as Melanie C)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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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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