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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)


$113,006,880 (USA) (8 July 2005)

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Did You Know?


The scene where Lulu tells Shane that she thinks he's cute and Shane's embarrassed response was based on a real life incident on set. Morgan York (the actress who plays Lulu), upon meeting Vin Diesel, actually said that to him and he awkwardly responded with a "thank you". The director thought it was so funny that he put it in the film. See more »


In the opening sequence, Lt. Shane Wolf is briefing his SEAL team about their mission. At the time, he is wearing an earpiece in his left ear. After his line "We are SEALs, and this is what we do!" he puts the earpiece in again. See more »


Shane Wolfe: [making it up as he goes] Once upon a time, there was a family of... elves. And one day the... little elf... family went into the magic forest to look for a secret... gnome... facility. The gnomes were turning mushrooms into uranium, so three of the elves laid down heavy suppressive fire on the gnomes, while the others manoeuvered around to the right flank, killing all those left alive.
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SEAL Training Doesn't Cover This
3 November 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

One of the better comedies from the Walt Disney Studios in the past several years has been the Pacifier. If Arnold Schwarzenegger can manage kindergarten, than Vin Diesel can certainly babysit a whole family of a scientist who's been killed under mysterious circumstances.

Tate Donovan was doing some top secret work for the government and whoever killed him didn't get what they want. That puts his family in danger. Vin Diesel's been sent to protect them.

Of course getting into their lives wasn't included in the bargain. Mother Faith Ford has a handful with her kids who range from the teens down to the toddler. The handful is now dumped on Diesel.

Diesel's tough guy screen image is nicely played against by the kids. Look for a very nice performance by Brad Garrett as a blowhard assistant principal who Diesel puts nicely in his place.

For the conclusion, the film glides effortlessly back into the action genre we're more familiar with in Vin Diesel films.

Nice film for the whole family and try to learn the Andy Panda dance.

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