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After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 12 nominations.
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Josh
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Susan
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MacMillan
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Paul
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Billy
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Young Josh
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Scotty Brennen
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Mrs. Baskin
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Mr. Baskin
Kimberlee M. Davis ...
Cynthia Benson
Oliver Block ...
Freddie Benson
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Cynthia's Friend
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Gym Teacher
Mark Ballou ...
Derek
Gary Howard Klar ...
Ticket Taker (as Gary Klar)
Alec Von Sommer ...
First Brother
Chris Dowden ...
Second Brother
Rockets Redglare ...
Motel Clerk
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Spanish Voice (voice)
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Schizo
Nancy Giles ...
Administrative Woman
Jordan Thaler ...
Administrative Clerk
Dana Kaminski ...
Personnel Receptionist
Harvey Miller ...
Personnel Director
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Test Market Researcher
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Supervisor
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Woman in Red Dress
Mildred R. Vandever ...
Receptionist
Bert Goldstein ...
First Executive
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Executive #2
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Executive #3
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Executive #4
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Miss Patterson
Keith Reddin ...
Payroll Clerk (as Keith W. Reddin)
Lela Ivey ...
Bank Teller
Dolores Messina ...
Real Estate Agent
Gordon Press ...
Moving Man
George J. Manos ...
Limousine Driver
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Photon Laser Gunfighter (as Vinny Capone)
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Karen
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Phil
Judd Trichter ...
Adam
Pasquale Pugliese ...
Tenor / Dough Man
Tom Coviello ...
Singing Waiter
Richard Devia ...
Singing Waiter
Teddy Holiavko ...
Singing Waiter
Augusto Mariani ...
Singing Waiter
Alfredo Monti ...
Singing Waiter
Sergio Mosetti ...
Singing Waiter
Armando Penso ...
Singing Waiter
Edward Schick ...
Piano Player
F. Benjamin Stimler ...
Boy in Leaves
Jonathan Isaac Landau ...
Boy in Leaves
Samantha Larkin ...
Girl Friend of Cynthia
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Photographer
Vaughn Sandman ...
Boy on Baseball Field
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pawl Bazile ...
Child at Taxi Stand (uncredited)
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Basketball Player (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Kevin Fennessy ...
Handball Spectator (uncredited)
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Billy's mother (extended version) (uncredited)
Matt Mindell ...
Friend (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Karen Starr ...
Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Penny Marshall

Written by

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Gary Ross ... (written by) &
Anne Spielberg ... (written by)

Produced by

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James L. Brooks ... producer
Robert Greenhut ... producer
Gary Ross ... co-producer
Anne Spielberg ... co-producer

Music by

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Howard Shore

Cinematography by

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Barry Sonnenfeld ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Barry Malkin

Editorial Department

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Dennis Brookins ... negative matcher
Elizabeth Canney ... assistant film editor
Patrick Crane ... second assistant film editor
Brent Eldridge ... digital color correction
Peter B. Ellis ... second assistant film editor
Bob Hagans ... color timer
Dale E. Grahn ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Paula Herold ... (as Paula Herald)
Juliet Taylor

Production Design by

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Santo Loquasto

Art Direction by

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Speed Hopkins
Tom Warren

Set Decoration by

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Susan Bode
George DeTitta Jr. ... (as George DeTitta)

Costume Design by

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Judianna Makovsky

Makeup Department

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Lyndell Quiyou ... hair stylist
Mickey Scott ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Todd Arnow ... production supervisor
Timothy M. Bourne ... assistant production manager (as Timothy Marshall Bourne)
Robert Greenhut ... unit production manager
Amy Herman ... production supervisor
Amy Lemisch ... post-production supervisor
Richard Sakai ... executive in charge of production: Gracie Films

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sue Fellows ... dga trainee
Danny Irom ... second second assistant director
Ken Ornstein ... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly ... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)

Art Department

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Jeff Balsmeyer ... storyboard illustrator
Jane Clark ... storyboard illustrator
Glenn Lloyd ... art department coordinator
James Mazzola ... property master
Jeff Mazzola ... assistant property master
Arne Olsen ... chief construction grip
Ron Petagna ... construction coordinator
Michael Smith ... assistant art director
Cosmo Sorice ... stand-by scenic artist
James Sorice ... master scenic artist
Dave Weinman ... set dresser
Joseph Alfieri ... carpenter (uncredited)
Frank Didio ... head carpenter (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Scarola ... construction grip (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gary Alexander ... re-recording mixer
James Ashwill ... foley recordist
Michael Bedard ... cable person (as Mike Bedard)
Tom Bellfort ... sound editor
Beth Bergeron ... supervising adr editor
Joe Dorn ... assistant sound editor
Jay Dranch ... sound editor
Ann Ducommun ... assistant sound editor
David Fechtor ... sound editor
Julie Feiner ... assistant sound editor
Christopher Flick ... assistant sound editor
Sukey Fontelieu ... sound editor
Avram D. Gold ... dialogue editor (as Avram Gold)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Bobbe Kurtz ... sound editor (as Bobbe P. Kurtz)
Les Lazarowitz ... production sound mixer
Cindy Marty ... sound editor
James Matheny ... sound editor
Susan Mazzei ... assistant sound editor
Linda Murphy ... boom operator
Steve Pederson ... re-recording mixer
Jerry Ross ... supervising sound editor
Frank Smathers ... sound editor
Hugo Weng ... sound editor
Linda Whittlesey ... sound editor
Robert Yamamoto ... assistant sound editor (as Rob Yamamoto)
Brian Eddolls ... sound designer (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers ... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jerry DeBlau ... best boy
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Dennis Gamiello ... key grip
Michael Green ... assistant camera
Brian Hamill ... still photographer
Tony C. Jannelli ... camera operator (as Anthony Jannelli)
Jay Levy ... assistant camera
John Lowry ... second grip
Bobby Mancuso ... assistant camera
Sal Martorano ... electrician
Russ Caldwell ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Richie Ford ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)
Eric Leigh ... electrician (uncredited)
Peter John Petraglia ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Lance Shepherd ... lamp operator (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Judie Fixler ... extras casting
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Ellen Lewis ... casting associate
Dawn Steinberg ... casting assistant
Todd Thaler ... extras casting (as Todd Michael Thaler)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William A. Campbell ... wardrobe supervisor: men (as Bill Campbell)
Patricia Eiben ... wardrobe supervisor: women
Elizabeth Shelton ... assistant to costume designer
Libby Titus ... wardrobe assistant
Andrea Wallace ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Richard Baratta ... location manager
Nicholas Bernstein ... location scout (as Nick Bernstein)
James A. Davis ... location scout (as James Davis)
Pamela Thur ... location scout
Gilbert S. Williams ... location scout

Music Department

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Elliot Abbott ... music coordinator
Walt Borchers ... scoring crew
Terry Brown ... scoring crew
Homer Denison ... orchestrator
Chuck Garsha ... scoring crew
Scott Grusin ... music editor
Jimmie Haskell ... additional music arranger
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Armin Steiner ... music scoring mixer
Jim Weidman ... music editor
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Brian Eddolls ... music preparation (uncredited)
Guy Maeda ... singer (uncredited)
John Moses ... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Steve Schaeffer ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy ... transportation captain
Bobby Marsh ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Saul Bass ... title designer
Patricia Birch ... choreographer
Diane Brooks ... production executive
Sam Bruskin ... studio manager
Kay Chapin ... script supervisor
Michael DeCasper ... production assistant
Lisa Fisher ... production assistant
Paul Germain ... production associate
Joseph Hartwick ... production associate
Thomas A. Imperato ... production auditor (as Thomas Imperato)
Craig Knizek ... production assistant
Amy Lemisch ... assistant: Penny Marshall
Deborah Lupard ... production assistant (as Debra Lupard)
Patty MacDonald ... executive assistant: James L. Brooks
Brian Mannain ... production assistant
J. Michael Mendel ... production assistant
Jan Nizen ... assistant production auditor
Jeffrey A. Okun ... title coordinator (as Jeff Okun)
Douglas S. Ornstein ... production assistant (as Doug Ornstein)
Lana Repp-Lewis ... assistant to co-producers (as Lana Lewis)
John Saffir ... production assistant
David Satin ... engineer: computer display
Scott Schaffer ... craft service
Bill Scheffer ... production assistant
Sonia Villalba ... production assistant
Jack Winter ... special advisor
Paula Abdul ... choreographer (uncredited)
Tyler Atkinson ... digital distribution (uncredited)
Elaine Bass ... title designer (uncredited)
Matthew Running Water McFadden ... archival specialist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Carol Caldwell ... special thanks
Battle Davis ... special thanks
Ken Estin ... special thanks
Michi Kakutani ... special thanks
Garry Marshall ... special thanks
Monica Mcgowan Johnson ... special thanks (as Monica Johnson)
Polly Platt ... special thanks
Remo Saraceni ... thanks: walking piano
Pat Scott ... thanks: The New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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?

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Taglines You're only young once! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Quisiera ser grande (Uruguay)
  • Quisiera ser grande (Argentina)
  • Segítség, felnőttem! (Hungary)
  • Quisiera ser grande (Mexico)
  • Big - isoksi yhdessä yössä (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $18,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $151,668,774

Did You Know?

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Trivia To give Tom Hanks an idea of how a twelve year-old would behave, director Penny Marshall filmed each "grown-up" scene with David Moscow (Young Josh) playing Hanks' part, who then copied Moscow's behavior. Hanks would go on to do something similar for Forrest Gump, when he would spend time with Michael Conner Humphreys (Young Forrest) and imitate his southern accent to prepare for the part. See more »
Goofs When he wakes up as big Josh, his underwear seems the right size, but if he wore them the night before, they should surely have been too small for him? See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Big (2008). See more »
Soundtracks The Way We Were See more »
Quotes Young Josh, Billy: The space goes down, down baby, down, down the roller coaster. Sweet, sweet baby, sweet, sweet, don't let me go. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. I met a girlfriend - a triscuit. She said, a triscuit - a biscuit. Ice cream, soda pop, vanilla on the top. Ooh, Shelly's out, walking down the street, ten times a week. I read it. I said it. I stole my momma's credit. I'm cool. I'm hot. Sock me in the stomach three more times.
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