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The Pacifier (2005)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  4 March 2005 (USA)
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Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kegan Hoover ...
Peter Plummer (as Keegan Hoover)
Logan Hoover ...
Bo Vink ...
Luke Vink ...
Howard Plummer


After a Navy SEAL fails to rescue a scientist who developed a top secret device, he is assigned to guard the man's children while searching for information on where the device may be hidden inside the house. Along the way, he must cope with rebellious teens, child care, an overbearing school official, and foreign spies also looking for it. Written by Disneyfication

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Rated PG for action violence, language and rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$56,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,552,694 (USA) (4 March 2005)


£4,272,480 (UK) (29 July 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Tate Donovan is tied up, the set used was actually in a cafeteria. See more »


When Shane Wolfe is setting up wires on a pole at the Plummer house, it is raining, but there is no sign of rain before or after that shot. See more »


Seth Plummer: Oh, bite me.
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User Reviews

Hey, this was really fun
6 March 2005 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

Okay, sometimes I think the critics are all single "non-family" people. I just got back from viewing this movie with 7 adults and 11 children. It was wonderful to watch the kids giggle and hurrah at Vin Diesel, tough guy, nice guy, real softie routine. Whether he was kicking bad guys or changing diapers, he was great. While there were many clichés and material we've all seen in other forms, we sometime forget that this stuff works. My child is 8 and this is fresh to him. I'm so please that we were able to bring 18 people of varying ages who all had a good time. I say forget the negatives and focus on what we sometimes forget, an afternoon or evening with you kids is the best pacifier.

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