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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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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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Trivia

Robert Moreno, who plays a guard, is lieutenant for the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office renowned for his expertise in sex crimes investigations. 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 »

Quotes

Big Stan: [on phone] Don't you ever find yourself feeling sorry for anybody?
The Master: [on other line] You might as well ask me if I feel sorry for the maggots I grind into my morning coffee.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »

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Harder To Stand
Written by Jason La Rocca
Published by Jason LaRocca Music (BMI), Joey LaRocca Music (BMI), Burrittway Music (BMI) & 26F Publishing (BMI)
Performed by The Briggs
Courtesy of SideOneDummy Records
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Pretty amusing actually!
7 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm amazed this movie doesn't have more comments. It's not the best comedy flick out there, but I've definitely seen worse. All in all I found this movie pretty damn amusing, with some definite laugh out loud moments (like someone unexpectedly talking with their bellybutton) to be had. I would say if you want a feel good comedy with no great expectations this one is a keeper.

The plot is a bit odd, Rob Schneider plays a corrupt time share salesman who's made millions,gets caught and sent to prison. Naturally his main fear is that he is going to be violently raped over and over during his stay and so enlists a martial arts master (Carradine, who better?) to teach him how to defend himself before he's committed. There is more to the plot of course, but I don't want to give anymore away.

There really are some good parts played by some surprise actors, some unknowns, and a fair share of MMA fighters, and all in all they all play pretty funny roles. This movie isn't a masterpiece, there's some plot holes, and some of it just plain didn't make sense. But that's beside the point. This is a funny movie and more people should see it.

Did I mention Rob Schneider totally knows martial arts and kicks ass? Because he does.


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