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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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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Geoff Rodkey (written by)
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Release Date:
9 May 2003 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
D-Day Is Coming See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Eddie Murphy at his best, in this cute family offering. See more (114 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... Marketing Girl

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
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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
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
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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MPAA:
Rated PG for language
Runtime:
92 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
There are scenes from two different Three Stooges shorts featured in the movie. The first one that Becca is watching is from Disorder in the Court (1936) and the second one that Crispin is watching is from Pardon My Scotch (1935).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): "Star Trek" (1966) lover Marvin talks about a shop which has "a tricorder used by Ensign Riley in "The Doomsday Machine." Bruce Hyde played Lieutenant (not Ensign) Kevin Riley in "Star Trek: The Naked Time (#1.4)" (1966) and "Star Trek: The Conscience of the King (#1.13)" (1966), and no other episodes. There was no Riley in "Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine (#2.6)" (1967).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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Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
Soundtrack:
Quartet in C Major, Op. 74, No. 1See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Eddie Murphy at his best, in this cute family offering., 18 July 2010
Author: callanvass

Unlike its follow-up Daddy Day Camp, Daddy Day Care delivers the laughs and fun for all ages. The kids are actually developed here, and the movie does a smart thing of building a nice bond between Eddie Murphy and his son during this movie, something Daddy Day Camp tried to do, but couldn't. Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin|Phill| and Steve Zahn are the perfect trio for this movie, and they are the main reason this movie succeeded as well it did. This was actually my 2nd time viewing this movie. I first came across this movie when I ordered it in my hotel room. I enjoyed it than, and I enjoyed it just as much now. Anjelica Huston played the perfect villain for this movie, and I must say watching her get the injustice that deserved in the end was a real treat. I've heard a lot of bashing for this movie with critics calling it another lazy movie for Eddie Murphy. What did they honestly expect? An award-winning comedy?.

Performances. Eddie Murphy's charisma and humor serve him perfectly here. He's not too over the top, but not too restrained either. In my honest opinion, it's one of his best performances in his later years. Jeff Garlin and Steve Zahn do well as Eddie's sidekicks. Regina King is decent as Eddie's wife, and did what she had to do well. Anjelica Huston is excellent as the villain who is angry due to the success of Daddy Day Care.

Bottom line. It's light, it's easy-going and just a nice family movie for the parents and the kids of all ages to just sit down and enjoy. Give it a break, it really is quite cute.

6 1/2 /10

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