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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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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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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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9 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,894,325 (France) (31 October 2003)
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The original 12/2/2003 Sony/Columbia Pictures DVD of Daddy Day Care contained both a full-frame version (1.33:1 aspect) and a wide screen version (1.78:1 aspect) mastered from the original 35 mm negatives shot with spherical lens (1.37:1 aspect). The theatric projection film positive version (1.85:1 aspect) was obtained by cropping 25.9% off the height of the image on the negative. The DVD wide screen version was obtained by cropping 23.0% off the height of the image on the negative. The DVD full-frame version was obtained by retaining the full height but cropping 2.9% off the width of the image on the negative. Consequently, a boom microphone is visible at the top of the frame in the DVD full-frame version but not in the DVD wide screen version and not in the theatric version in shots of Charlie from behind Ben when they are seated alone at a table drawing at 59:02, 59:25, 59:42 and 59:58. The boom microphone appearing is an error caused by the distributor, not a goof by the filmmakers. Similarly, at 45:45 and again at 45:51 the Full Frame version shows the social worker pulling his pen out of his coat pocket twice whereas in the Wide Screen version all but a blur of the top of the pen in two frames at 45:45 is cropped off and unrecognizable. See more »

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When Ben is sitting down having cereal at the beginning the film he is sitting with both legs up on the chair. In the next shot both legs are dangling down off the chair. 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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Spoofs Mr. Mom (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Walking on Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Katrina & The Waves (as Katrina and The Waves)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with EMI Film & TV Music
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Mixed Feelings
17 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this movie a couple of times and I'm feeling rather mixed about it. On one level I have a new kind of respect for Eddie, seeing him in a nice family movie that I can show my baby cousins and still laugh at myself. However I also know that we've passed the point of no return on this one, we will never again see the strong 80's Eddie that we once loved. I suppose we should look at this as a new chapter in the career of one of America's funniest men, and while it is depressing I'm still slightly awed that Eddie is still on the scene. After several blundering movies and one very sorry attempt at singing stardom we find an enduring man who can in fact change with the times. So for all the Daddy DayCare bashers I think you should just be glad the our favorites Murphy man is still around.


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