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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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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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The cell block just got a new bully.... a small one. See more »

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

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"Big Stan" was remade in 2015 as the film "Get Hard" with Will Ferrell in Rob Schneider's role. Both actors were performers on "Saturday Night Live". See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Shorts: Don't go near those guys
[points to a group of men, one of whom is consulting a book]
Shorts: They're scientologists.
Big Stan: They don't look so tough.
Shorts: Yeah, they'll talk your ear off and then sue your ass.
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References A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »

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You're the Best
Written by Bill Conti & Allee Willis
Published by EMI Golden Torch Music (ASCAP) & EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP)
From the motion picture The Karate Kid (1984)
Performed by Joe Esposito
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. & Island Def Jam Music Group
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Hilarious Entertainment
28 October 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The fraudulent real state agent Stan (Rob Schneider) is married with his beloved Mindy (Jennifer Morrison) 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 (M. Emmet Walsh) 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 (David Carradine) 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 (Scott Wilson) 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.

I have been a big fan of Rob Schneider since "Men Behaving Badly" and I am never disappointed with his funny movies. "Big Stan" is no exception, and this tribute to "Prison Break" and "Kung Fu" is another hilarious entertainment of this great comedian. I laughed a lot with his jokes and situations and I really recommend this comedy for those days that the viewer is down or worried with something to relax and relief the tension, or seeking an amusing and light entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Big Stan – Arrebentando na Prisão" ("Big Stan – Blowing Away in the Prison")


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