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Big Daddy -- Fatherhood is brought to another level as Adam Sandler employs his unique brand of humor to face the challenges of parenthood.
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Big Daddy -- 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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Natureza chamado. Olha quem respondeu. (Nature called. Look who answered.) (Brazil DVD) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Adam Sandler ... Sonny Koufax

Joey Lauren Adams ... Layla Maloney

Jon Stewart ... Kevin Gerrity

Cole Sprouse ... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath

Dylan Sprouse ... Julian 'Frankenstien' McGrath

Josh Mostel ... Arthur Brooks

Leslie Mann ... Corinne Maloney

Allen Covert ... Phil D'Amato

Rob Schneider ... Delivery Guy

Kristy Swanson ... Vanessa

Joseph Bologna ... Lenny Koufax

Peter Dante ... Tommy Grayton

Jonathan Loughran ... Mike

Steve Buscemi ... Homeless Guy
Tim Herlihy ... Singing Kangaroo

Edmund Lyndeck ... Mr. Herlihy

Larkin Malloy ... Restaurant Owner
Samantha Brown ... Employee

Neal Huff ... Customer
Geoffrey Horne ... Sid
Greg Haberny ... NYU Student

Jackie Sandler ... Waitress (as Jacqueline Titone)
George Hall ... Elderly Driver
Peggy Shay ... Lady at Tollbooth
Alfonso Ramírez ... George (as Alfonso Ramirez)
Salvatore Cavaliere ... Angry Motorist
Kelly Dugan ... Kelly

Jared Sandler ... Jared
Jillian Sandler ... Jillian
Helen Lloyd Breed ... Ms. Foote
Chloé Hult ... Schoolteacher
Carmen De Lavallade ... Judge (as Carmen deLavallade)

Steven Brill ... Castellucci (as Steve Brill)
Glen Trotiner ... Bailiff
Jorge Buccio ... Himself
Cat Jagar ... Receptionist

Deborah S. Craig ... Paralegal
Nicholas Taylor ... Older Kid
Cole Hawkins ... Cole
Gabriel Jacobs ... Jeff
Michael Arcate ... Broken Arm Kid
Gaetano Lisi ... Hot Dog Vendor
Michael Giarraputo ... Hoboken Motorist
Steve Glenn ... Guy at Party

Al Cerullo ... Helicopter Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Diana Berry ... Waitress in Bistro (uncredited)

Dar Billingham ... Hooter's Girl (uncredited)
Brian Canberg ... NYU Student (uncredited)

David Seth Cohen ... Skater Guy in Washington Square Park (uncredited)

Dennis Dugan ... Reluctant Trick-or-Treat Giver (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Crashing RollerBlader (uncredited)
Lian Moy ... Student (uncredited)

Lee Roth ... Student (uncredited)
Laurie Wallace ... Hooters Waitress (uncredited)
Waneeki Yokomee-Fung ... Mom (uncredited)

Directed by
Dennis Dugan 
Writing credits
Steve Franks (story)

Steve Franks (screenplay) and
Tim Herlihy (screenplay) &
Adam Sandler (screenplay)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... executive producer
Allen Covert .... associate producer
Sidney Ganis .... producer (as Sid Ganis)
Jack Giarraputo .... producer
Michelle Holdsworth .... associate producer
Adam Sandler .... executive producer
Robert Simonds .... executive producer
Alex Siskin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Teddy Castellucci 
Cinematography by
Theo van de Sande (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
Casting by
Roger Mussenden 
Production Design by
Perry Andelin Blake 
Art Direction by
Rick Butler 
Set Decoration by
Leslie Bloom 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
Makeup Department
Victor DeNicola .... key hair stylist
Ann Pala .... hair stylist: Mr. Sandler
Ann Pala .... makeup artist: Mr. Sandler
Carla White .... key makeup artist
Production Management
David J. Grant .... production supervisor
Cheryl Quarantiello .... unit production manager (as Cheryl Quarantiello Schnitzler)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Donohue .... second second assistant director
Dean Garvin .... second assistant director
Bruce Milton .... dga trainee
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Aharoni .... on-set dresser
Dominick Direnzi .... scenic charge
Nancy Griffith .... second assistant props
Tom McDermott .... first assistant props (as Thomas McDermott)
Carlos Menéndez .... assistant art director
Mark Peltzer .... property master
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronald Petagna)
Dick Tice .... lead man (as Richard Tice)
Loren Weeks .... assistant art director
Frank Didio .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Warren Drummond .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Vincent Guarriello .... key construction grip (uncredited)
Leo Holder .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Mike Montgomery .... construction grip (uncredited)
Sound Department
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Christopher Boyes .... sound re-recording mixer (as Chris Boyes)
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Broomberg)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Paul Drenning .... adr mixer
Richard Duarte .... foley mixer
Victor Ray Ennis .... first assistant sound editor
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Chris Hogan .... supervising foley editor (as Christopher Hogan)
Kimaree Long .... dialogue editor
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Kelly Oxford .... supervising adr editor (as Kelly L. Oxford)
Scott Sanders .... sound effects editor
Mike Schmidt .... cable person
Michael Scott .... boom operator
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Cody Dorkin .... adr (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound (uncredited)
Linda Lew .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Sheena Duggal .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Doug Forrest .... high speed compositing artist: SPI
Julia Frey .... visual effects producer: SPI (as Julia Rivas)
Grant Boucher .... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
Karl Denham .... visual effects supervisor: Station X Studios (uncredited)
Thomas F. Ford IV .... high speed compositing digital production manager (uncredited)
Anthony Harris .... assistant color timer (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Anne K. Miller .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Enrique Munoz .... digital artist (uncredited)
Alan Precourt .... digital artist (uncredited)
Rick Sander .... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Grant Viklund .... digital coordinator (uncredited)
Guy Wiedmann .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Tony Guida .... stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Camera and Electrical Department
Myles Aronowitz .... still photographer
Ralph Brandofino .... first assistant camera
Michael J. Delaney .... chief lighting technician (as Michael Delaney)
Edwin Effrein .... first assistant camera
Brian Fitzsimons .... second grip
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
Chris Hayes .... camera operator
Petr Hlinomaz .... assistant chief lighting technician
Nils Johnson .... video assist operator
David Knox .... Steadicam operator
David Knox .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jennifer Koestler .... camera loader
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip (as Edward Lowry)
James Quinn .... dolly grip
Michael Cambria .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
James Edmiston .... company grip (uncredited)
Scott Gregoire .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael 'Flash' McDonald .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Mellon .... company grip (uncredited)
Jason Micallef .... electrician (uncredited)
Jimmy Negron .... camera department apprentice (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Louis Petraglia .... company grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elizabeth Boykewich .... casting associate
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting (uncredited)
Lee Genick .... extras casting (uncredited)
Barry Moss .... casting: New York (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Seth Cohen .... wardrobe production assistant
Winsome G. McKoy .... wardrobe supervisor
Richard Schurkamp .... assistant costume designer
Heidi Shulman .... wardrobe supervisor
Thomas Stokes .... set costumer
Autumn Saville .... wardrobe production assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jane Pia Abramowitz .... first assistant editor (as Jane Abramowitz)
Jacqueline F. Bisbano .... first assistant editor
Amy Budden .... second assistant editor
Heather Collier .... apprentice editor
Richard Conkling .... first assistant editor
Jason Gourson .... first assistant editor
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Dale Jones .... avid technician (uncredited)
Eric Rigney .... avid technician (uncredited)
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Brooks Arthur .... score producer
Wende Crowley .... music coordinator (as Wende Geikie)
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Michael Dilbeck .... music supervisor
Stuart Grusin .... music editor
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Lori Lahman .... music coordinator
Stephen Lotwis .... supervising music editor
Tom Mgrdichian .... orchestrator
Jackie Sandler .... music assistant (as Jackie Titone)
Gabe Veltri .... music mixer
Gabe Veltri .... music recordist
Michele Wernick .... music assistant
David Campbell .... arranger: conductor (uncredited)
Benoit Grey .... midi score transcriptor (uncredited)
Antonio Magrane .... intern to music supervisor (uncredited)
Laura Perlman .... music editor (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Mulligan .... transportation co-captain
Peter Tavis .... transportation captain (as Pete Tavis)
Other crew
Gina Castellano .... assistant: Mr. Ganis
Shannon Causey .... assistant location manager (as Shannon Bowen)
James Cohen .... production assistant
Justin Cooke .... location manager
Juliet D'Annibale .... assistant production coordinator
David Dreishpoon .... craft service
Michael Giarraputo .... production assistant
Steve Guilbaud .... first assistant accountant
Marcee Healy .... assistant: Mr. Dugan
Seth Jacobs .... production assistant
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Jonathan Loughran .... assistant: Mr. Sandler
Dean McCann .... parking coordinator
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Mark McNulty .... production assistant
Tom McNulty .... assistant: Mr. Ganis
Eddie Micallef .... production assistant
J.J. Philbin .... assistant: Mr. Herlihy
Audra Polk .... production secretary
Jana Sandler .... production assistant
Bethann Schebece .... production assistant (as Beth Schebece)
Debra Tanklow .... production coordinator
Laura Torrance .... studio teacher
Nadine F. Wilson .... production accountant (as Nadine Wilson)
Eli Wolstan .... assistant: Mr. Giarraputo
Salvatore Cavaliere .... stand-in: Adam Sandler (uncredited)
Marisa Clayton .... dailies assistant: Magno Sound & Video (uncredited)
Rennie Cowan .... assistant avid technician (uncredited)
Jason Farrar .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Adam Hammel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael McElroy .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Vernon Rodriquez .... assistant parking coordinator (uncredited)
Eva Saks .... dialogue coach: child actors (uncredited)
Deidre Schrowang .... payroll (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor
93 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Arthur Brooks is named after Adam Sandler's producer Brooks Arthur, who produced all of Sandler's albums as well as the score for this movie.See more »
Continuity: When Sonny and Julian are shopping at the store, Sonny starts denting Spaghetti Os cans to save money. The second can dropped moves from the left of sonny to the right. At both times before the shot the can was stationary.See more »
Sonny:Hey! You just made the biggest mistake of your life, baby. I know you're gunna be missing me when you have that big, white, wrinkly body on you with his loose skin and old balls... gross! Ugh!See more »
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27 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Adam Sandler in top form!, 25 June 1999
Author: Patrick Brogan from Glendale, Arizona, U.S.A.

While all of the somphoric pre-teens will be giggling silly at the childish potty jokes shown in AUSTIN POWERS 2, the real adults will be laughing their heads off in a much funnier film called BIG DADDY. This is Sandler's sixth starring role feature, and it seems that the sixth time is a splending charm. This is Sandler's best work yet! Now in case you are wondering, I enjoyed both HAPPY GILMORE, and THE WEDDING SINGER. But there's something charming and wonderful on why I enjoyed BIG DADDY more. Perhaps it's seeing a over-grown kid taking care of a little boy. Or it's Sandler mixing his in your face attitude that he gave in HAPPY GILMORE with his soft-spot attiude from THE WEDDING SINGER. Whatever it is, it works, and it works very well! The simple plot of BIG DADDY is a 5 year old child is left on the doorstep of Sandler's apartment. It turns out to be the child of his roommate (Jon Stewart), who's on his way to China for a legal case. So what is Sandler to do, but to give him to the child protective service. But it's a holiday, and they are closed, so Sandler keeps him for a day, then another day, and... well you get the picture. But the plot doesn't matter much with this film, it's the laughs, and you do get plenty of those. But you also get a wonderful supporting cast. There's a good support from Jon Stewart, the always wonderful and beautiful Joey Lauren Adams, Leslie Mann, and Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer). And what's a Sandler movie like if you don't have his usual character actor friends in small comic roles; Rob Schrieder, Steve Buscemi, Josh Mostel, Allen Covert (the caddy from HAPPY GILMORE who was also the limo driver friend in THE WEDDING SINGER), and Jonathan Loughran (the lazy-eyed football player in THE WATERBOY). There's even a funny cameo role by director Dennis Dugan, as the man who refuses to answer the door on Halloween, while Sandler is taking his adopted son trick or treating. This film was a lot more funnier that THE WATERBOY, it was also funnier than THE WEDDING SINGER and HAPPY GILMORE. It was believe it or not, more touching. You can understand why Sandler doesn't want to let this boy go, since he reminds him so much of himself. And Sandler sees that being a father figure isn't only fun, but it redeems himself from the lost of his girlfriend. I have to give both Sandler and director Dennis Dugan (the same director of HAPPY GILMORE) a round of applause. They teamed up for a comedy that is not only successful, but will make A LOT of money. Sandler and Dugan are the best comedian/director team since the late John Belushi and John Landis. I'm just hoping that they will continue to do films together in the futrue. Until then, take your date, your friends, or heck just go alone and enjoy one of the funniest comedies (next to ANALYZE THIS, ELECTION, and RUSHMORE) of this year. This is a wonderful treat! ****1/2 (out of five)

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