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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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Natureza chamado. Olha quem respondeu. (Nature called. Look who answered.) (Brazil DVD) See more »

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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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$34,200,000 (estimated)

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

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£4,434,727 (UK) (12 November 1999)
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While filming, "The Waterboy" came out and was a huge success. Noticing the box office, Sony sent a memo to the set, letting the production team and Sandler know that they had extra money to film/expand scenes they felt were lacking. This allowed smaller characters played by Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi to have greater roles. See more »

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When Sonny is pouring milk into the lotion bottle for Julian to put it on his cereal, the bowl is heaping with cereal but in the next shot, it is level. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: Everyone's so busy with their crap lately, no one ever comes.
Mr. Herlihy: Like I'm not busy?
Sonny: Hey Mr. Herlihy, how bout you shut up before i smack you threw the wall like last week?
Mr. Herlihy: Last Monday was a fluke. Bring it on woman. Oh... hah... hahahahahahaha
Sonny: He drinks alot of soda.
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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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Features The Deputy Dawg Show (1959) See more »

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