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Little Nicky (2000)

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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 | flask | angel | the devil | lucifer | See more »

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Be Unafraid. Be Very Unafraid. 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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Melanie Lynskey was considered for the role of Valerie Veran. See more »

Goofs

At the very beginning when Nicky is "air jamming" to Van Halen's "Runnin' With The Devil" (which is playing on the right turntable), the turntables have no covers up until just before Jimmy The Demon walks in, then they are covered after that. See more »

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Valerie: Nicky!
Nicky: Valerie!
Valerie: What are you doing?
Nicky: I think I'm floating.
Valerie: Why would you be floating?
Nicky: Maybe it's because of this cake I ate earlier.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Grown Ups (2011) See more »

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Written by Chino Moreno, Chi Cheng (as Chi Cheng), Abe Cunningham and Stephen Carpenter
Performed by Deftones
Courtesy of Maverick Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The Shiz-nit!
23 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie rocks. From the actor who plays Adrian, (Rhys Ifans?) to Adam himself, to the "Kenny G" roommate, to the dog, who 'steals' the whole show.

I honestly try to understand why so many people thought this film sucked. They are probably stuck on Sandler's old (less refined) style. Well, guess what; he's changed. Sure it was funny to watch him get drunk and violent, like in <Happy Gilmore>, but Little Nicky is 10 times the entertainment of all those other Sandler films combined. Especially Billy Madison, which I thought was his worst film (no, maybe Airheads;)

This is why you should see <Little Nicky>:

1) The soundtrack is awesome 2) It's romantic (talking about butterflies, perfume, love, and floating) 3) All the funny cameos (And believe me, there were a LOT and they were all funny-Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, Dan Marino, Dana Carvey, Regis Philbin, Ron Howard's brother, and Jon Lovitz to name a few....) In response to the negativity toward short cameos and "ac-TEURS that should've been used more"...*PLEASE!* Since when were Adam Sandler films about boring the audience to death with actors that "deserve" this and that.....You say they're thrown in there just because? You're right! Sandler simply loves the effect a 1 or 2-liner has on an audience! So what else you got? 4) It was extremely well-written. 5) It was pretty scary..no joke! 6) There's a talking bulldog who went out with a sewer rat!

Seriously, watch Little Nicky; it's warm-hearted and a lot funnier than <Big Daddy>. Sandler's best film to date!


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