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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Once you adopt a kid, you've got to keep him. 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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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,536,370 (USA) (27 June 1999)

Gross:

$163,479,795 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Julian won't stop talking to the homeless man before going into McDonalds, the homeless man asks Sonny to get him a Sausage McMuffin. When Sonny and Julian come out from McDonalds the homeless man asks Sonny where his Egg McMuffin is. See more »

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Sonny: [Julian is bouncing up and down in front of the TV on a rubber ball] Hey.
Julian: Hey!
Sonny: You like hockey?
Julian: You like hockey?
Sonny: This is a big, important game.
Julian: This is a big, important game!
Sonny: Cut the crap.
Julian: Cut the crap!
Sonny: I'm being serious, don't do that.
Julian: I;m being serious, don't do that!
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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 Twisted Metal III (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

O Sole Mio
Written by Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo Di Capua (as Edouardo DiCapua), and Alfredo Mazzucchi
Performed by Jorge Buccio
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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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