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Release Date:
2 June 2000 (USA) See more »
This FBI agent is going undercover... and he's concealing more than a weapon. See more »
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Script merely serves as a vehicle for Big Momma's not-so-hilarious antics and escapades See more (149 total) »


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Directed by
Raja Gosnell 
Writing credits
Darryl Quarles (story)

Darryl Quarles (screenplay) and
Don Rhymer (screenplay)

Produced by
Peaches Davis .... co-producer
David T. Friendly .... producer
Michael Green .... producer
David Higgins .... co-producer
Jeff Kwatinetz .... executive producer
Martin Lawrence .... executive producer
Rodney Liber .... executive producer
Arnon Milchan .... executive producer
Aaron Ray .... co-producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
Bruce Green 
Casting by
Nancy Klopper 
Production Design by
Craig Stearns 
Art Direction by
Randy Moore 
Miles Teves 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects
Chris Gallaher .... special makeup effects artist
Glen Hanz .... sculptor: Captive Audience Productions
John Kim .... makeup effects technician: Captive Audience Productions
Mary Kim .... makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Mark Nieman .... silicone prosthetic technician: Captive Audience Productions )
Nadyne Peoples .... additional makeup artist
Michael Peterson .... lab makeup effects
Beverly Jo Pryor .... key makeup artist
Joseph Regina .... key makeup artist (as Joseph Michael Regina)
Roxanne Rizzo .... makeup artist
Brian Sipe .... special makeup effects artist
Bryan Smith .... mold maker: Captive Audience Productions
Jennifer Teves .... production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects producer: Captive Audience Productions
Brian Wade .... special effects makeup sculptor
Wesley Wofford .... prosthetic makeup artist
Production Management
Steven Brown .... production manager
Thomas A. Imperato .... EVP & Head of Physical Production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Berggren .... assistant director: second unit
Albert Cho .... first assistant director: second unit
Richard Graves .... first assistant director
Susan J. Hellmann .... second assistant director
Foongy Lee .... assistant director: second unit
Rodney Liber .... second unit director
Heidi McGowen .... assistant director
Art Department
Anthony Aguilar .... propmaker
Shawn Albro .... painter
Bobby Bednar .... general foreman: construction
Wren Boney .... props buyer
Mariko Braswell .... set designer
David T. Cannon .... construction coordinator
Charisse Cardenas .... set designer
Vincent D'Aquino .... greensman
William DeBiasio .... set dresser
Bryan Duff .... assistant property master
Michael Grover Forster .... propmaker gangboss
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Rod Garvin .... painter
Jeff Halvorsen .... set dresser
Kent Jones .... paint foreman
Al Kenders .... painter (as Al 'Painter' Kenders)
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman
Bryan McBrien .... greens foreman
Tony R. Medina .... propmaker foreman
Robert Misetich .... paint foreman
Rudy Reachi .... property master
Brett Tyler .... paint gangboss
Kathleen Walker .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
G.W. Brown .... sound editor
Brian Bulman .... production playback editor
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer
Yann Delpuech .... design collage supervision
Yann Delpuech .... supervising sound editor
Kira Edmunds .... assistant sound editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Armond Ghzanian .... digital sound assistant
Halima K. Gilliam .... foley recordist
Thomas Giordano .... digital playback operator
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor (as Bob Grieve)
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer
Darren King .... adr supervisor
Richard Kite .... cable
Jonathan Klein .... foley editor
Paul Massey .... re-recording mixer
Tim McColm .... re-recording stage engineer
Willard Overstreet .... assistant sound editor
Dennis Rogers .... sound recordist
Joel Shryack .... foley editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia Irwin)
Meg Taylor .... first assistant sound editor
Dan Yale .... foley editor
Robert Gravenor .... sound mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Connie Angland .... special effects technician
Larry Fioritto .... special effects coordinator
Harvey Lowry .... director of operations: Captive Audience Productions
Wes Mattox .... special effects foreman
Nathan Millspaugh .... special effects technician (as Nate Millspaugh)
Virgil Sanchez .... special effects foreman
Doyle Smiley .... special effects foreman
Shea Clayton .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr. .... visual effects supervisor
Patrick Flanagan .... digital artist
Tyler Foell .... compositing supervisor
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Ralph Maiers .... digital compositor: Digiscope
Ray McIntyre Jr. .... visual effects supervisor: Pixel Magic
Peter W. Moyer .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Filmworks
Patrick Murphy .... digital artist: Pixel Magic
Marco S. Paolini .... digital compositor
Rich Thorne .... visual effects supervisor
Dick Baker .... stunts
Andy Cheno .... stunts
Arnold Chon .... stunts
Liisa Cohen .... stunts (as Liisa 'Sparky' Cohen)
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Keith Cooke .... stunts
Ousaun Elam .... stunts
Clay Donahue Fontenot .... stunt double: Terrence Dashon Howard
Eddie Hice .... stunts
Hollis Hill .... stunts
David Hugghins .... stunts
Melvin Jones .... stunts
David Leitch .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Kent W. Luttrell .... stunt rigger
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (as Ernie Orsatti)
Stan Lee Rice .... assistant stunt coordinator
Stan Lee Rice .... stunt double: Martin Lawrence
Big Daddy Wayne .... stunts
Lou Simon .... precision driver (uncredited)
Mitch Toles .... precision driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark 'Boylee' Boyle .... second assistant camera
Glenn Corbett .... rigging gaffer
Bob Gorelick .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bob Gorelick .... steadicam operator
Jack M. Guberman .... best boy electric: second unit
Craig Horwitz .... rigging electrician
Jay M. Huntoon .... video assist operator: second unit
Michael A. Jones .... electrician
Aaron Katz .... video assist operator
Darren Langer .... electrician
Jerry L. Mandley .... lighting technician
Don McCuaig .... director of photography: second unit (as Donald M. McCuaig)
Ralph Merzbach .... video supervisor
Ronald A. Miller .... rigging grip
Sean J. O'Shea .... first assistant camera
Jack S. Schlosser .... gaffer
Tim Sheridan .... second assistant camera (as Tim 'Teet' Sheridan)
Steve Suveg .... rigging grip
Kirk Tedeski .... video playback coordinator
R. Gern Trowbridge .... electrician: additional photography
Mark Vollmer .... best boy: second unit
Ken Little Jr. .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Reggie Jackson II .... casting assistant
Reggie Jackson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Diane Bunch .... set costumer (as Diane Charles)
Joseph T. Mastrolia .... set costumer
Katrina Mastrolia .... set costumer
Robert Mata .... costumer: Mr. Lawrence
Leticia Sandoval .... specialty costumes
Editorial Department
Andrea Bottigliero .... first assistant editor
Thomas Calderon .... assistant editor
Margaret Liu .... assistant editor
Ivan Martin del Campo .... apprentice editor
Mark Nakamine .... digital color correction
Eric Osmond .... assistant editor
Peter Tackaberry .... assistant editor
Bronwyn Waddington .... assistant editor
Lynne Warr .... assistant editor
Location Management
Richard Davis Jr. .... location manager
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Bronwen Boyan .... music coordinator
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Todd Bozung .... associate music editor
Celeste Chada .... music licensing
Jason Frederick .... music scoring assistant
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor
Katherine Quittner .... music editor
John Rodd .... orchestral scoring recordist
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Patrick Russ .... orchestrator
Dennis Sager .... scoring engineer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Steve Wilkinson .... musician
Danielle Diego .... music executive (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
David R. Blakely .... driver
Roger Bojarski Jr. .... driver
Tim Crutchfield .... honeywagon driver
Richard C. Ryan .... transportation co-captain
Julio Salazar .... transportation captain
Alberto Coto .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Sheryl Benko .... assistant to director
Daniel Berkowitz .... production assistant
Lisa Blackwell .... production assistant
Benita Brazier .... script supervisor
Raul Celaya .... production assistant
Diva .... stand-in: "Big Momma"
Charles W. Durham .... assistant to director
Taylor M. Favale .... production coordinator
Jill Fischer .... production coordinator: Captive Audience Productions
Gina Gilberto .... set location production assistant
Gary Gillingham .... production controller
Scott Hanson .... production secretary
Tasha Hardy .... production assistant
Michael Hendrickson .... production executive: Fox
Gary Hoffman .... stand-in
Jay M. Huntoon .... video: second unit
Jeff Jenofsky .... production assistant
Rock LeRoy .... caterer
Isaac Lipscomb .... adr artist
Haley McLane .... script supervisor: second unit
Wendy Means .... assistant to producer
Rob Meisenholder .... first assistant accountant
Will James Moore .... production assistant
Jacqui Popelka .... production coordinator
RuDee Sade .... adr artist (as RuDee Lipscomb)
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Amanda Segel .... assistant to producer
Deborah Simmrin .... unit publicist
Kim Smith .... payroll accountant (as Kim C. Smith)
Dot Stovall .... clearance coordinator
Nancy A. Terriberry .... second assistant accountant
Miles Teves .... key sculptor: Captive Audience Productions
Jodi Tripi .... clearance coordinator
Onni Vosdoganes .... assistant production coordinator
Jon Donahue .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Piccirillo .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Hunter Shepherd .... office assistant: Mr. Friendly (uncredited)
Kim Smith .... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor including sexual innuendo, and for language and some violence
99 min
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Nia Long was in talks to join the cast of Charlie's Angels (2000). She was persuaded to join this film when she was sent a big bunch of roses with the attached note "Come to us where you'll be the only angel".See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where the other woman meet up with Big Momma (Malcolm) and tell her she is losing weight , you can clearly tell that she is wearing a fat suit under her dress when she starts dancing.See more »
Basketball Teen #1:Oh so granny think she got game?
Malcolm Turner:[as Big Momma] Oh yes i got game. and i got two words for you im back.
Basketball Teen #2:You to fat to be ballin'!
Malcolm Turner:[as Big Momma] Say what? You look like a damn shaved bird!
[Trent giggles]
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Why is it that in the thunderstorm scene when Sherry gets into bed they call it a mistake of having the mustache show up on what sherry thinks is big momma.
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Script merely serves as a vehicle for Big Momma's not-so-hilarious antics and escapades, 5 July 2000
Author: Nina Criswick from London, England

Think of a Mrs. Doubtfire meets the Nutty Professor hybrid, with a smattering of Kindergarten Cop thrown in for good measure, and you've pretty much got Big Momma's House. Except the former three are all reasonable films, and, unfortunately, Big Momma's House just isn't.

When dangerous convict Howard Laster (Terrence Dashon) escapes from prison, undercover cop Malcolm (Martin Lawrence) is sent with fellow FBI agent John (Paul Giamatti) to track down Laster's ex-girlfriend Sherry (Nia Long), in the hope of luring the armed robber back in the direction of the slammer. This involves staking out the house of Sherry's Southern grandmother 'Big Momma', but when the latter leaves town Malcolm feels compelled to take on her guise, with the help of a few prosthetics and some extra padding. Things take a complicated turn, however, when Malcolm begins to fall for the beautiful, yet unknowing, Sherry.

The film bounds along like an enthusiastic dog, with the script acting as little more than a vehicle for Big Momma's 'hilarious' antics and various escapades. The action often degenerates into uninspired gross-out comedy and toilet humour as Big Momma stumbles from one rib-tickling predicament to the next, with Malcolm often only being saved by the former's reputation as a lovable and outlandish character. Big Momma attends a self-defence class. Big Momma has nasty moments on the toilet. Big Momma plays basketball. And Big Momma delivers a baby. Cue many moments of roll-in-the-aisles hilarity. Or not.

Unfortunately, convict Howard is soon forgotten as the film focuses almost solely on Lawrence, and seriously begins to grate as Big Momma's Southern screeches make up about 95% of the dialogue. The slowly developing romance between Malcolm and Sherry is also guaranteed to make audiences cringe with it's predictability.

Lawrence and Giamatti make the best of a bad job, although the audience are left wondering exactly why they took on the roles in the first place, whilst Dashon is convincing as Evil Criminal on the Loose. Predictably, all characters are shockingly two-dimensional, but to be fair, Big Momma's House does at least generate some laughs along the way.

It is difficult to see specifically who this film is aimed at, but there must be some attraction, judging by a high-grossing opening weekend in the States. However, non-existent plot and character development will ensure that many of the audience leave disappointed. Only to be seen by those who know what they're letting themselves in for.

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