Big Stan (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan)
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A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Warden Gasque
Madame Foreman
Deshawn (as Brandon Jackson)


The fraudulent real state agent Stan is married with his beloved Mindy and has a seven million dollar fortune. When he is arrested for fraud, he is sentenced to three years in prison and his assets are frozen by the justice. However, his crooked lawyer Lew Popper negotiates a six month freedom, and the weak Stan, who is afraid of being raped in prison, hires the specialist in martial arts The Master to teach him self-defense. Six months later, Big Stan is sent to the Oaksburgh State Penitentiary totally confident in his expertise in martial arts. He challenges the violent leaders of the gangs and defeats them, being respected by the inmates and bringing peace in the patio. However, the dirty Warden Gasque has the intention of transforming the penitentiary in a luxury resort, and uses Big Stan knowledge to improve his project, promising to release him sooner using the corrupt penal system. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Plot Keywords:

prison | fraud | gang | fight | con | See All (81) »


He'll have to kick some butt to save his own. See more »


Action | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan)  »

Also Known As:

A prueba de hombres  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Film debut of Olivia Munn. See more »


Stan's lawyer informs him there was a "last minute change" made by the Bureau of Prisons. The Bureau of Prisons ("BOP") governs federal prisons only, but Stan was sentenced to a state prison, which is governed by the state's agency, known only as "Department of Corrections". See more »


Carnahan: What about the guys that were convicted of rape? Can we rape *them?*
Stan Minton: Rape the rapists. Seems fair, punishment fitting the crime and all. Sure, go ahead.
Cleon: How 'bout them child molesters?
Stan Minton: Yeah, them, too. Good point.
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Crazy Credits

After the actors' credits, the first text-only credit is a giant "Catering by Alex" See more »


References Kung Fu (1972) See more »


Soul Talk
Written by Robert Dixon
Published by Impact Music Inc Publishing (SESAC)
Performed by Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets
Courtesy of Owl Studios, LLC
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Pretty entertaining Rob Schneider flick
8 August 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

If you don't like any of his previous movies, big chance is that you won't like this one. If you do enjoyed his movies than this one will be even more enjoyable. It seems that Rob Schneider has matured. He tackles serious subjects (prison system) in a fun way. Some of the jokes have been done to death and can be tiresome. But because of Schneider's performance they still are acceptable. Of course you don't have to expect this movie to have any social or political impact. I just want to mention that it is big step up for Schneider in comparison to "The Animal" or "Deuce Bigalow". David Carradine clearly has gotten very old but still can deliver. Especially in this movie. Since he is parodying himself. He is making fun of the character he played in "Kung Fu" but at the same time embracing and honouring the role that brought him fame. Worth watching!

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