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Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

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Randal Kleiser

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Stuart Gordon (characters), Brian Yuzna (characters) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Moranis ... Wayne
Marcia Strassman ... Diane
Robert Oliveri ... Nick
Daniel Shalikar Daniel Shalikar ... Adam
Joshua Shalikar ... Adam
Lloyd Bridges ... Clifford Sterling
John Shea ... Hendrickson
Keri Russell ... Mandy
Ron Canada ... Marshall Brooks
Amy O'Neill ... Amy Szalinski
Michael Milhoan ... Capt. Ed Myerson
Gregory Sierra ... Terence Wheeler
Leslie Neale ... Constance Winters
Julia Sweeney ... Nosey Neighbor
Linda Carlson Linda Carlson ... Nosey Neighbor
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Storyline

Wayne Szalinski is at it again. But instead of shrinking things, he tries to make a machine that can make things grow. As in the first one, his machine isn't quite accurate. But when he brings Nick & his toddler son Adam to see his invention, the machine unexpectedly starts working. And when Adam comes right up to the machine, he gets zapped along with his stuffed bunny. Now, whenever Adam comes near anything electrical, the electricity causes him to grow. Adam soon starts to grow to the height of over 100 feet. And he is now walking through Las Vegas which he thinks is one big play land. Written by <jcobra3@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for frenetic action | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Baby See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,083,318, 19 July 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,662,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,000,000, 31 December 1992
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Szalinski house was previously used as the Freeling house in Poltergeist (1982). See more »

Goofs

(at around 54 mins) When Clifford asks Wayne what could be causing Adam to grow, Wayne says "Yesterday, when I gave him lunch, he was right near the microwave oven", when, in fact, that happened earlier that same day. See more »

Quotes

Diane: There's one thing every little kid knows. Daddies mean fun; mommies mean business.
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Alternate Versions

Many scenes cut from original but added to network television version: - More scenes of Nick and Mandy running through neighborhood looking for Adam; - Mean magician neighbor pulling colored handkerchiefs out of her coat; - After Adam pulls ad sign out from ground and drops it, he steps on it; - After Nick gives Mandy a giant raisin, he tells her to relax because they're headed for Vegas; - After Adam catches the car with Nick and Mandy in it, he talks to them before stuffing them in his pocket; - Diane giving Wayne reasons why she should be enlarged to save Adam; - More scenes of Adam talking to the crowd below when he arrives in Vegas; - More scenes of the TV reporter explaining situation with Adam when he first arrives at desert highway and when he's playing "Hard Rock Cafe" guitar. See more »

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Loco-Motion
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"Preeeety lame, Millhouse."
29 June 2005 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

I really like the original "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" movie because it was clever, fun and I grew up on it. (Nostalgia always triumphs over film weaknesses.) However the sequel, "Honey I Blew Up the Kid," is absolutely terrible. Although it's not quite as bad as "We Shrunk Ourselves," it's still disastrous and a really poor cash-in on the original (which was an unexpected hit when it came out).

This one involves Wayne (Rick Moranis) the wacky inventor creating the opposite of his last machine - a ray gun that can blow up people (not literally, of course) and make them really huge. (This would certainly replace certain genitalia enlargement pills that exist on the market right now.) But oops, Wayne's toddler gets zapped by the sucker and turns into Godzilla.

The movie tries to rip off Godzilla and all those other cheesy movies by having Big Baby attack the Big City like a giant. Thankfully, he doesn't poop, because that would surely leave a stain on the city.

This movie is just lame. It isn't funny, it isn't clever, it's hard to watch at times. It's a disappointing sequel to a fun movie that never needed one.


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