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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.

Director:

Randal Kleiser

Writers:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$58,662,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,662,452
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Keri Russell's feature film debut. 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

Dr. Charles Hendrickson: [after Adam is back to normal size, to Wayne] Well, Szalinski, you pulled it off. Who would have thought?
Diane: Dr. Hendrickson, that looked like some sort of rifle that you were shooting at my baby.
Dr. Charles Hendrickson: They were tranquilizer cartridges. They wouldn't have hurt him, I assure you.
Diane: Oh...
[turns to Wayne and Clifford]
Diane: [does not buy it] Tranquilizer cartridges.
[Diane slugs Charles knocking him unconscious making him fall on the street]
Wayne: [to Adam] Never cross Mommy.
Clifford Sterling: We got an emergency here! Dr. Hendrickson needs...
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Crazy Credits

Adam's laugh can be heard after end credits See more »

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Ultimatum (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Growing
Written and Performed by Fred Rogers (as Fred M. Rogers)
Courtesy of Family Communications, Inc.
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Honey, I Stunk the Script
12 May 2006 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

The lovable Szalinskis are at it again. In this inferior sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dad blows up his little son to the size of a redwood. It is enjoyable enough in the beginning but after a while the filmmakers run out of ideas about what to do with a big baby. As with the first film, Moranis brings a lot of energy to his role and Strassman still looks cute but the other kids and the nosy neighbors are missed. The plot line about Moranis' wacky boss just gets out of hand and by the time the action moves to Vegas, the whole plot becomes tiresome. It may have helped if they had a cuter kid play Adam or if they had him do some funnier things.


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