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Daddy Day Care -- A father finds himself unemployed and decides to turn his home into a day care.
Daddy Day Care -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Geoff Rodkey (written by)
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9 May 2003 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Harmless fun for those who don't need swearing to find something amusing. See more (116 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Charlie Hinton

Jeff Garlin ... Phil

Steve Zahn ... Marvin

Regina King ... Kim Hinton

Kevin Nealon ... Bruce

Jonathan Katz ... Dan Kubitz

Siobhan Fallon ... Peggy (as Siobhan Fallon Hogan)

Lisa Edelstein ... Crispin's Mom

Lacey Chabert ... Jenny

Laura Kightlinger ... Sheila

Leila Arcieri ... Kelli

Anjelica Huston ... Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan

Khamani Griffin ... Ben Hinton

Max Burkholder ... Max

Arthur Young ... Nicky

Elle Fanning ... Jamie
Cesar Flores ... Sean

Hailey Noelle Johnson ... Becca (as Hailey Johnson)
Felix Achille ... Dylan

Shane Baumel ... Crispin

Jimmy Bennett ... The Flash / Tony
Connor Carmody ... Duncan

Kennedy McCullough ... Jeannie

Alyssa Shafer ... Juel
Bridgette Ho ... Erin
Brie Hill Arbaugh ... Jamie's Mom (as Brie Arbaugh)

Susan Santiago ... Sean's Mom

Annabelle Gurwitch ... Becca's Mom

Mary Portser ... Tony's Mom

Timmy Deters ... Tony's Brother

McNally Sagal ... Enraged Mom

Damani Roberts ... German Speaking Boy

Tara Mercurio ... SAT Teacher

Gary Owen ... Mr. Carrott

Wallace Langham ... Jim Fields

Fred Stoller ... Job Counselor (as Fred Stoler)

Joan Blair ... Day Care Lady
Bess Meisler ... Old Gypsy Woman

Sonya Eddy ... Waitress
Paul Anthony Reynolds ... Co-Worker Marty

Rachael Harris ... Co-Worker Elaine

Mark Griffin ... Co-Worker Steve

Dennis Cockrum ... Marketing Guy
Don Winston ... Marketing Guy
Lisa Oliva Rodriguez ... Marketing Girl (as Lisa Oliva)

Michelle Krusiec ... English Teacher

Kristin Cruz ... Interested Mom

Brian Palermo ... Skeptical Father
Roger E. Reid ... Parks Employee (as Roger Reid)
Nathaniel Carter ... Focus Group Kid
Tracy Britton ... Office Worker
Robin Zander ... Himself (as Cheap Trick)

Rick Nielsen ... Himself (as Cheap Trick)

Directed by
Steve Carr 
Writing credits
Geoff Rodkey (written by)

Produced by
Matt Berenson .... producer
Jack Brodsky .... co-producer
John Davis .... producer
Rufus Gifford .... associate producer
Wyck Godfrey .... producer
Dan Kolsrud .... executive producer
Joe Roth .... executive producer
Heidi Santelli .... executive producer
Original Music by
David Newman 
Cinematography by
Steven Poster 
Film Editing by
Christopher Greenbury 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Jeanne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Garreth Stover 
Art Direction by
Chris Cornwell 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Martin 
Chris L. Spellman  (as Chris Spellman)
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter  (as Ruth Carter)
Makeup Department
Mustaque M. Ashrafi .... makeup artist
David Forrest .... makeup department head
Lana Heying .... hair stylist
Vera Steimberg Moder .... makeup artist: Mr. Murphy (as Vera Steimberg)
Megan Moore .... makeup artist
Stacey Morris .... hair stylist: Mr. Murphy
Violet Ortiz .... hair stylist
Marie-Ange Ripka .... hair department head
Production Management
Jim Conrads .... post-production supervisor
Stephen Lim .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dieter 'Dietman' Busch .... second assistant director
Marisa Ferrey .... second second assistant director
Evan Gilner .... assistant director
Donald Sparks .... first assistant director (as Donald L. Sparks)
Garreth Stover .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Chris Alvarez .... welding foreman
Julie Aquino .... buyer
Louisa Bonnie .... set designer
David B. Clark .... paint gang boss
Christopher Charles Crosby .... comic book designer
Vincent D'Aquino .... greens gangboss
Michael D'Imperio .... props
Eric DeYoung .... gang boss
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
Melissa Feinberg .... assistant props
James Fernandez .... set dresser
Trish Gallaher Glenn .... property master
Kristen Gassner .... set decorating buyer
Sean Ginevan .... lead man
Trevor Goring .... storyboard artist
Danny Hinzo .... painter
Courtney Jackson .... props
Al Lewis .... art department coordinator
Hayley Madigan .... set dresser
Cameron Matheson .... set dresser
James P. Meehan .... on-set dresser
Barbara Mesney .... set designer
Michael Mestas .... set dresser
Melissa Mollo .... graphic designer
Christopher Morente .... greensperson
Bria L. Murphy .... children's drawings
Chelsea Oliver .... props
Scott Owen .... set dresser
David C. Potter .... lead man
Natalie Richards .... set designer
Leslie Ross .... painter
John Snow .... head painter
Dawn Snyder .... set designer
David Venezky .... set decoration buyer
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser
Christopher Parker .... set dresser (uncredited)
Ron Yates .... model builder (uncredited)
Sound Department
Steve Bissinger .... sound effects editor
Thom Brennan .... foley editor
Chuck Buch .... sound mixer: reshoots
David Diamond .... boom operator: additional photography
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Douglas Hinton .... assistant sound editor
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Larry Kemp .... sound editor
Daniel Kent .... sound mixer
Vanessa Lapato .... supervising adr editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
David MacMillan .... production sound mixer
Harrison D. Marsh .... boom operator
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Kira Roessler .... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe .... foley supervisor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jon Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
John Joseph Thomas .... supervising sound editor
Todd Harris .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Larz Anderson .... special effects coordinator
John B. Hagey .... special effects technician
Mark Lilienthal .... special effects technician
David Simmons .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Steve Caldwell .... digital compositor
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Lori C. Miller .... visual effects
L. Elizabeth Powers .... digital compositor (as Laurie Powers)
Mark Sawicki .... green screen photographer
James D. Tittle .... digital visual effects coordinator: Pacific Title
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Brian Christensen .... stunts
Carl Ciarfalio .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Annie Ellis .... stunts
Cinda-Lin James .... stunts
Manny Perry .... stunt coordinator
Matthew Taylor .... stunt double: Steve Zahn
Camera and Electrical Department
William Ambrose .... best boy rigging grip
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Chris Bennett .... lighting programmer
Kyle Boorman .... balloon light technician
Greg Brooks .... rigging grip
Robin Bursey .... film loader
J.A. Byerly .... best boy rigging electric
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Cheli Clayton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Cheli Clayton Samaras)
Vidal Cohen .... key grip
Matthew Dorsey .... rigging electrian
Peter Drinco .... c cam dolly grip
Robert Ikeda .... grip (as Bobby Ikeda)
Dan Jones .... electrician
Richard J. Lee Jr. .... assistant chief lighting technician
Todd Liggitt .... grip
John Lynch .... rigging grip
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Kevin McNeil .... grip
Keith Ogier .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Bradford Ralston .... video assist operator
John Samaras .... director of photography: second unit (as Yiannis Samaras)
Michael A. Savage .... grip
Craig Scagnetti .... lighting technician
John Schweitzer .... rigging electrician
John Scott .... assistant camera
Cameron Smith .... best boy electric
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera
Larissa Supplitt .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Tolochko .... electrician
Earl C. Williman .... rigging best boy
Elan Yaari .... gaffer
Marc Christie .... rigging key grip (uncredited)
Jack M. Guberman .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jimmy Jue .... extras casting
John Srednicki .... casting assistant
Jill Warner .... casting intern
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Butler .... costumer
Conan Castro Jr. .... set costumer: additional photography
Fetteroff Colen .... dresser: Mr. Murphy
Elizabeth Frank .... set costumer
Kelli Hagen .... truck costumer (as Kelli Stallings)
Jalene Murphy .... set costumer
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Hope Slepak .... costume supervisor
Dana R. Woods .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Matthew Cassel .... first assistant editor
Julie Garces .... assistant editor
Dave Lee .... colorist: dailies
Chris Regan .... color timer
Sam Seig .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Bronwen Boyan .... music coordinator
Bryan Clements .... scoring crew
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew
J.J. George .... additional music editor
Richard A. Harrison .... music editor
Gregory Jamrok .... orchestrator
Norman Ludwin .... musician
Norman Ludwin .... musician: bass
Adam Michalak .... score recordist
David Newman .... conductor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Pat Weber .... scoring technician
Transportation Department
Hedy Phil Balani .... production driver
Christopher Weippert .... driver
Richard Denson .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
James Mair Abroms .... adr loop group
Crisoforo Aguilar .... production assistant
Tansey Allen .... set production assistant
Rhonda Baer .... assistant location manager
Brian Bird .... assistant location manager
Damon E. Burke .... production assistant
Chris Campbell .... location scout
S. Todd Christensen .... location scout
Jennifer Clark .... second assistant accountant (as Jennifer L. Clark)
Sam M. Cobb .... production medic
Abby Cobelli .... production assistant
Tom Dames .... assistant accountant
Marty Frasu .... midi coordinator
Adam Gobble .... body double: Flash
Mark Graham .... copyist
A.W. Gryphon .... production coordinator (as Allison Wilke)
Jemal Guillory .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Jemal D. Guillory)
Jennifer Hamilton .... assistant choreographer
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Charisse M. Hewitt .... executive assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Charisse M. Hewitt-Webster)
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Talula Holt .... adr voice artist
Donnie Johnson .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Donnie R. Johnson)
Nancy Karlin .... script supervisor
Jamie Kemp .... chef
Ket Lamb .... stand-in: Joan Blair
Robert Lamkin .... chief caterer
Stevie Lazo .... production accountant
Scott Allen Logan .... location manager
Andrew Magarian .... child acting coach
Scott Markus .... production intern
John-Scott Martinez .... production assistant
Christie Mattull .... insurance services
Shaun M. McGovern .... first assistant accountant
Mark Moseley .... adr voice
Sheredia Norris .... production assistant
Bryce Olson .... assistant: Mr. Carr
Liz Probst .... payroll accountant
Roger E. Reid .... stand-in: Mr. Murphy (as Roger Reid)
Dee Austin Robertson .... set production assistant
Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi .... stand-in (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
Kerri Smeltzer .... assistant production office coordinator
Stacy Solomon .... key office production assistant
Darlene Sterling .... trainee: DGPTP
Erik Stone .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Gwenn Stroman .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Benjamin Sutor .... production assistant
R. Dawn Vigil .... production assistant
Randy Webster .... personal assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Randy L. Webster)
Monnie Wills .... assistant: Mr. Godfrey
Naomi Yospe .... assistant production office coordinator
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... production medic (uncredited)
Leann Bankowski .... stand-in (uncredited)
Benjamin Centoducati .... double: Robin Zander (uncredited)
Pamella D'Pella .... location manager (uncredited)
Kelly Flynn .... location assistant (uncredited)
Adam McDaniel .... post production assistant (uncredited)
Patrick Zapata .... set production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated PG for language
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (cable rating) | Australia:G (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G | Finland:K-3 | Germany:o.Al. | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Norway:A | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:8 (canton of Zurich) | Switzerland:6 (canton of the Grisons) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #39497)

Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Charlie is telling his wife about the idea of starting a daycare center, he tells her (at 19:42) he and Phil applied for the child care license the day before. How is it that they applied for the license the day before and he had just come up with the idea earlier that afternoon at the park?See more »
[first lines]
Ben:Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton:Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Baby's Daddy (2004)See more »
Takin' Care Of BusinessSee more »


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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Harmless fun for those who don't need swearing to find something amusing., 4 June 2003
Author: Rob_Taylor

Y'know, it's kind of sad to see some of the comments bemoaning Eddie Murphy for not swearing enough anymore. It's almost as if some people equate foul language with humour. If you're one of those people who thinks a comic sketch is much funnier with swearing in it, then you'll no doubt not like Eddie in this movie.

On the whole, I found DDC to be harmless, unpretentious entertainment aimed at kids, naturally, but with sufficient adult-only gags thrown in to keep the parents happy. In short, a formulaic kids movie designed to keep parents from being bored and kids amused.

The plot is silly, and predictable, but you don't go to these sorts of films looking for deep and meaningful dialogue or witty social commentary. You just go to be entertained. And DDC does deliver on that score.

Of particular amusement is Steve Zahn, as the rather cliched Star Trek geek who is the only one who can speak to one of kids - in Klingon! He does kind of steal a lot of the scenes in which he's in. Anjelica Huston is starting to look real old, but still has that menacing screen presence that no doubt helped land her the role of Mrs Harridan (yep, that really is her name) in this picture. I'm thinking she would have made a much better Cruella de Ville than Glen Close's overacting scenery munching version in 101 Dalmations.

The only thing I found a little irritating about this movie was the number of times a microphone popped into view at the top of the screen. I must have counted at least five instances. I kind of grew used to this in the 80's straight-to-video days, but you don't really expect to see it nowadays, so it was a little annoying.

Other than that, the movie is harmless and fun. And for those that complain about Eddie not swearing enough....this is a KIDS film, you know.

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