Josh Baskin would do anything to be big to hang out with his crush at the carnival. He finds a Zoltar machine, and he wishes to be big. After Zoltar tells him, "his wish is granted", Josh notices the machine is unplugged. He wakes up the next morning in an adult's body but he still has the same personality. With the help of his best friend, Billy, Josh learns how to act like a grown up. But as he gets a girlfriend and a fun job, he doesn't want to be a kid again. Will Josh stay big or become a 13 year old boy again?
In the party scene, Josh tries caviar, which he hates. He spits it out and wipes his tongue with a napkin. In You've Got Mail (1998), Tom Hanks ironically responds to Meg Ryan's comment "that caviar is a garnish!" by scooping up all the remaining caviar for himself. See more »
When Josh is telling Susan about his electronic comic idea, the sleeve on her left shoulder keeps changing. One shot it's off the shoulder, then it's back on the shoulder, then it's off the shoulder again. This happens several times. See more »
Be a Helper Bee
Written by Kimberly A. Bradstreet
Performed by Kimberly and Friends
Courtesy of Dance and Jingle Inc. See more »
Remember when we used to want to be big?
Ah, those were the days. All of us have done it. Wished we were older, so we could do more. Well, in the movie "Big", a child's wish to become big comes true.
Josh is a boy who is not tall enough to ride a roller coaster at a theme park. Humilated in front of a girl he likes, he goes to a "fortune telling" machine, and wishes he could be bigger. He wakes up the next day as a man. When everyone he knows throws him out of their lives, except his best friend, he goes into the adult world. Just by knowing what kids want in toys, he becomes a success in a toy company. He also manages to get a girl wanting him(even though he is completely oblivious to it). All he wants is be himself again.
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