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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 9 May 2003 (USA)
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Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

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Storyline

In the comedy Daddy Day Care, two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director... who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Who's your daddy? See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Der Kindergarten Daddy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,623,580 (USA) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$104,148,781 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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Trivia

When Phil slides into scene with his guitar, it's an obvious nod to Tom Cruises's famous underpants slide in Risky Business. Even the staircase is replicant in the background. Only difference is that Phil slides in from the right instead of from the left. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and his son are coloring pictures in the dining room, Charlie's son draws a picture of him and his dad. Charlie's son tells Charlie he gave him a mustache and Charlie says he gave him a nice green mustache, but before their conversation, Ben shows Charlie the picture (at 1:00:03) and he didn't give Charlie a mustache. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton: Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
[yawn]
Charlie Hinton: Oh, God. Daddy's got to get ready for work.
Ben: Can't you stay home?
Charlie Hinton: No, I got a big day at work today. A real big day.
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Haunted Mansion (2015) See more »

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Kung Fu Fighting
Written and Performed by Carl Douglas
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Its a great movie!!!!!!

this movie is rated low just because its a comedy. If you check all the movies are comedies rated low (especially Eddie Murphys). Eddie Murphys is an actor who plays amazing and funny in many good movies. This comedy movie is good  for the whole family and very fun to see it t in a family movie night. If you choose not to see this movie because of its rating then you make a big mistake (believe me it's not a waste of time).its music is great. and you will enjoy watching it. I loved this movie sow match i watched it like about four times. this movie is good for all ages and don't be afraid to show it to your kids because its just fine.


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