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Big Stan (2007)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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?


Prison scenes were shot at a closed women's prison in Stockton. See more »


In the shower scene Big Stan gets cut with a razor blade above his right nipple. He says it will leave a scar. In later scenes there is no sign of any cut whatsoever. See more »


Dang: I'll bet The Master never prepared you for this.
[proceeds to take off his pants]
Dang: Here comes the Egg Roll!
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in At the Movies: Episode #6.1 (2009) See more »


Wayfaring Stranger
Arranged by Ferrell Stowe
Published by Snappy Shirt Music (BMI)
Performed by Ferrell Stowe
Courtesy of
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Surprisingly Funny
3 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Big Stan wasn't really advertised at all and it just sort of came out into the video stores like it was a terrible movie. I thought that at first, but when I actually watched it I felt that it was surprisingly a funny movie. After seeing other prison comedies like Let's Go To Prison, The Longest Yard, etc. I thought that this would probably not even be as funny as those, but it really was a pretty good movie. Rob Schneider normally works in the most terrible movies of all time, but even though this didn't make it to theaters, it still was enjoyable and worth watching at least one time.


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