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Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  10 November 2000 (USA)
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After two of the devil's three sons escape Hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky, to bring them back before it's too late.

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When somebody's mother is an angel and his father is the devil, life can be really confusing. For a sweet boy like Little Nicky, it just got a whole lot worse. His two evil brothers Adrian and Cassius have just escaped from Hell and are wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting earth. His dad is disintegrating and it's up to Nicky to save him and all of a humanity by midnight before one of his brothers becomes the new Satan. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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hell | the devil | devil | flask | angel | See All (107) »

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Being Evil Ain't Easy See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor, some drug content, language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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10 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hijo del diablo  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£574,337 (UK) (17 November 2000)

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ESP 554,584,452 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The film features characters from Adam Sandler's CD "Stan And Judy's Kid" (Whitey the Referee [from sketch "Whitey"]; The Peeper [from sketch "The Peeper"]). See more »

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The "Rabbitt" that demon bites and rips the ear off is clearly a stuffed toy. See more »

Quotes

Adrian: I bring you a dear sweet man, Mr. Henry Winkler!
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Henry Winkler: Good evening.
Adrian: Covered in bees!
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Nowhere near as bad as you've heard
1 July 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Ever hear of a movie that is suppose to be the extreme of one sort or another that doesn't live up to its billing? Little Nicky is one of those films. Roasted upon its release as one of the worst films of all time Little Nicky turns out to be an okay comedy. Actually this is the kind of movie that has all of the ingredients to be a screamingly funny comedy, but somehow things don't work.

Nicky, the son of the devil and an angel is sent to make his way in the world while one of his many brothers tries to take throne of Hell from their father. Casting everyone from Harvey Keitel to Rodney Dangerfield this is a film that fits into the Adam Sandler universe since several characters from some of his other films appear. Its a film that on star power alone should work, but it never catches fire. Sure there are laughs but on the whole nothing ever hangs together to form a full movie. I've seen the film several times and can't figure out what went wrong. Even Adam Sandler as Nicky, in one of the worst portrayals in screen history, isn't the reason this doesn't work. There is something else, some other reason.

Still its worth seeing if you like okay comedies. It never scales the heights its ideas and bits say it should be reaching. If its on try it and see if its for you, you certainly could do worse.


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