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Big Stan (2007)

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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Storyline

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

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

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Action | Comedy

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

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6 June 2008 (Kazakhstan)  »

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A prueba de hombres  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Olivia Munn. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Big Stan: [during climactic fight scene] Somebody didn't strengthen their titties!
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After the actors' credits, the first text-only credit is a giant "Catering by Alex" See more »

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References The Karate Kid (1984) 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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A comedy that celebrates the good side of human nature
17 August 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a swindler learning to be tough to prepare for gong to prison, and while in prison he creates a series of changes for the better.

Stan worries about being raped in prison, so he get a Kung Fu master to teach him martial arts to protect himself. In no time, he becomes the king in the prison, with the ability to command all the gangs. The plot is straightforward, simple and easy to digest. Three are many funny jokes and hilarious scenes. There are some gross humour, but they all stop before becoming cheap or disgusting. The best of all is the positive message about tolerance and acceptance. He manages to promote peace and unity in the prison, which is heartwarming and uplifting.

Rob Schneider should be commended for making this human and uplifting comedy. Just like his previous films, his characters have hilarious adventures, but in the end there is a touching message that brings out the good side of human nature. "Big Stan" is a warm and funny film. I recommend it.


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