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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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Nature called. Look who answered. 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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$34,200,000 (estimated)

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

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$163,479,795 (USA) (29 October 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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Julian: [after finding out he has to be taken from Sonny by the social services] You don't want me here anymore?
Sonny: [close to tears] No, that's not it, pal. You just have to go away for awhile.
Julian: How long am I going away for?
Sonny: [trying not to cry] I don't want to lie to you. I don't think we'll be seeing each other anymore. I screwed up, I'm so sorry. Come here, put your coat on. This is not your fault, okay? I'm the idiot
Julian: I don't wanna go!
Sonny: I know you don't, but you have to. You'll be okay, alright?
Julian: [...]
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This movie is dedicated to our fathers. Thanks for putting up with all our crap. We love you. See more »

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References NFL Monday Night Football (1970) See more »

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Sweet Child o' Mine
Written by Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Duff McKagan, Axl Rose, and Slash
Produced by Rick Rubin and Sheryl Crow
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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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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